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  1. Christian Nunes's Avatar
    I had recently purchased my nokia lumia 928 and had it for about 2-3 weeks. I dropped it for the first time on asphalt and it had cracked. I had it on my lap and as i climbed out of the car, the phone fell and a corner of the screen cracked. Is there any way I can find a glass replacement only, but not the super amoled screen itself? the glass and screen are both $200.00 together. But I'm only looking for the glass. any advice?
    07-21-2013 04:52 PM
  2. Narse77's Avatar
    I am not certain on the specifics of the 928 but almost all modern phones the digitizer and glass are molded to the LCD/AMOLED screen. I would guess you would have a very hard separating the two even if you could find a replacement. Does your carrier offer any type of insurance?
    07-21-2013 07:22 PM
  3. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    I am not certain on the specifics of the 928 but almost all modern phones the digitizer and glass are molded to the LCD/AMOLED screen. I would guess you would have a very hard separating the two even if you could find a replacement. Does your carrier offer any type of insurance?
    You are correct the glass and amoled panel are glued together.
    07-21-2013 07:59 PM
  4. Christian Nunes's Avatar
    I am with verizon, but i got it off of amazon. So as of right now, I have no insurance
    07-21-2013 09:47 PM
  5. 11B1P's Avatar
    Yep, the digitizer (screen) and LCD are one piece. You will see lots of videos of people heating various digitizers to remove just the outer glass. I do not recommend doing that. You are putting heat to the LCD which is not good; there is a chance of damaging the LCD during the removal of the digitizer; and there may be damage to the LCD that hasn't manifested yet.

    It is a more costly repair to replace the whole touchscreen assembly, but a safer repair in the long run. I know $200 (not including labor) is a lot, but it is cheaper than $400-$500 to buy another one.
    07-21-2013 09:53 PM
  6. MobileVortex's Avatar
    If you are within 30 days you can call verizon and add insurance.
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    07-22-2013 12:43 AM
  7. Arsenic17's Avatar
    I have replaced many cracked screens. The most recent was my Lumia 920. Not too bad to separate the glass digitizer from the LCD panel. Not sure how the 928 is, but the 920 just requires a bit of heat (you could also use no heat. but then you need more force and pry tools). There is a Youtube video for the whole 920 take apart. Unless there is one for the 928, I would advise against fixing it yourself. I am guessing one is not available yet.

    The best advice I can give would be to list you cracked screen phone on ebay and hope to get around $250 for it. Then bite the bullet and buy another one. If you get a used (but still great condition one), that will run you 350-400. So your looking at a hit to your wallet of 100-150 for a working 928. Fixing the thing would cost at least $200. You gotta buy the digitizer (if it is even available yet, and it would be more if you can just buy the glass and have to get the screen attached to it too). Then the torx screw drivers, pry tools, and the adhesive to glue the glass to the screen for replacement.

    Good luck.
    07-22-2013 09:24 AM
  8. alibabajuvenacca's Avatar
    In the uk nokia offers a repair service, I'm not sure about the US, through the nokia website. They usually pick it up next day and have it fixed and returned to you within a week! For a fee of course since it was accidental damage
    07-22-2013 09:33 AM
  9. DavidinCT's Avatar
    If you are within 30 days you can call verizon and add insurance.
    ** IF ** you have not told them about the screen yet, and your within your 30 days you can add the insurance. I would wait a few days after adding it before calling the insurance company. Keep in mind that you will have to just pay the $100 deductable for a replacement one..
    07-23-2013 03:17 PM
  10. Michael_XW's Avatar
    I have replaced many cracked screens. The most recent was my Lumia 920. Not too bad to separate the glass digitizer from the LCD panel. Not sure how the 928 is, but the 920 just requires a bit of heat (you could also use no heat. but then you need more force and pry tools). There is a Youtube video for the whole 920 take apart. Unless there is one for the 928, I would advise against fixing it yourself. I am guessing one is not available yet.

    I think that's a great idea!

    The best advice I can give would be to list you cracked screen phone on ebay and hope to get around $250 for it. Then bite the bullet and buy another one. If you get a used (but still great condition one), that will run you 350-400. So your looking at a hit to your wallet of 100-150 for a working 928. Fixing the thing would cost at least $200. You gotta buy the digitizer (if it is even available yet, and it would be more if you can just buy the glass and have to get the screen attached to it too). Then the torx screw drivers, pry tools, and the adhesive to glue the glass to the screen for replacement.

    Good luck.
    07-23-2013 03:48 PM
  11. hopmedic's Avatar
    ** IF ** you have not told them about the screen yet, and your within your 30 days you can add the insurance. I would wait a few days after adding it before calling the insurance company. Keep in mind that you will have to just pay the $100 deductable for a replacement one..
    There is a technical name for this. Insurance Fraud. It is a crime.
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    07-24-2013 08:31 AM
  12. rdubmu's Avatar
    If you are in the Seattle area, check out igsm wireless solutions.

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    07-24-2013 09:26 AM
  13. Ronald W Reagan's Avatar
    Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that the Lumia 928 is available in the UK. Nokia USA sent me to a 3rd party: Palco Cell Phone Repair $189.00
    Cheers....
    12-18-2013 08:27 PM
  14. Scorpio5x0's Avatar
    Do a Bing search for local businesses in your area that repair cellphones. I had that happen to me when I had my HTC 8x, the screen cracked but the digitizer was fine. Got lucky and a repair business was only a couple miles from me. Cost me $150 to have them replace the screen.
    12-19-2013 11:30 AM
  15. MobileVortex's Avatar
    The 928 is actually really easy to open up. Screen cost is a little high tho.
    12-19-2013 01:05 PM
  16. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Okay so craigslist has used 928's for $150'ish, it's ridiculous that replacement screens cost at least $180. :(
    12-19-2013 11:12 PM
  17. gapost's Avatar
    It's just amazing that there are no sources for low cost screens for the 928 after 8 months in service.
    12-20-2013 01:59 PM
  18. hopmedic's Avatar
    The reason that the screen replacements are so much for the 928 vs most others is because you can't get the digitizer (the part most frequently broken) separate from the display. They are fused together, so they are sold together, unlike most phones, where you can replace the digitizer by itself (this, I've done).
    12-20-2013 02:24 PM
  19. Joshua Jackson's Avatar
    I'm starting to think Gorilla Glass is a joke.
    My HTC 8x screen is cracked to crap and my wife just cracked my 928 screen.

    JJ
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    12-30-2013 10:47 PM
  20. Jakoh's Avatar
    I'm starting to think Gorilla Glass is a joke.
    My HTC 8x screen is cracked to crap and my wife just cracked my 928 screen.

    JJ
    Glass on a cell phone is a joke, that apple started, I cracked the lumia 720 and the 928.
    I would rather have a scratched screen than shattered screen. Anyhow everyone uses a screen protector to protect from scratches why do we need glass screens?
    01-30-2014 07:06 PM
  21. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Glass on a cell phone is a joke, that apple started, I cracked the lumia 720 and the 928.
    I would rather have a scratched screen than shattered screen. Anyhow everyone uses a screen protector to protect from scratches why do we need glass screens?
    I haven't used a screen protector in years, I hate how it reduces visibility and sensitivity. That and you have to replace them regularly. I've also had only one cracked screen in I don't know how many years. I imagine many people feel the same. Tiny scratches don't even show up when the screen is on, and anything heavy enough to make a deep scratch could likely cut through the protector anyway. It's just the nature of the beast, you can't win 'em all.
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    02-03-2014 02:34 PM
  22. Lumis90's Avatar
    it should work on 928 too
    02-03-2014 02:44 PM
  23. mtalinm's Avatar
    if Nokia/VZW ever releases the Icon, you can have my 928.
    02-03-2014 03:25 PM
  24. oldpueblo's Avatar
    it should work on 928 too
    The 920 and 928 disassembly and internals are actually way different unfortunately. The best video I could find is this one which is doing way more than just a screen swap. I'm about to try it, hopefully I don't ruin anything. :)

    02-04-2014 06:11 PM
  25. Jakoh's Avatar
    it should work on 928 too
    Possibly not because it doesnt look like the digitizer has a separate connector than the lcd. I am about to find out today.
    03-19-2014 07:59 PM
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