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  1. Visspui's Avatar
    I just did this with a red cover. Came with no extras, so I had to take everything out of my old cover. Didn't take more than 30 min, EXCEPT
    I put the port for the usb charger in backwards. No big deal, took it off again - The adhesive that I used for the side pieces I guess wasn't dry when I put it back together. Stuck to the side ribbon for the volume and power button and ripped as I took it out.
    Not a huge deal, can get another for $11.... I would just recommend doing it right the first time, or make sure if you use adhesive, let it dry
    05-04-2013 12:45 AM
  2. Lemmiwinkles's Avatar
    You should have made a video, it would have been most useful! I have opened by phone before but I'd like to see how you removed the wireless charging plate and the headphone jack and put them in the new shell.
    I literally just heated both sides up with a hairdryer and carefully worked at the wireless coil with a flat plastic tool until it came free. Some of the sticky plastic was still attached to the original housing so I just peeled it back and placed it back onto the coil. The headphone jack was a case of heating up from all sides, then using the small plastic tool to pop it downwards from the port end, rather than lifting up like the coil. Again, just fixed the sticky plastic back into place and popped it into the new housing. It's really easy.
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    05-04-2013 07:33 AM
  3. Mohak Adav's Avatar
    Very nice..
    This is like customizing a car or a bike.
    05-04-2013 09:52 AM
  4. phatboy66's Avatar
    Just bought a red one!
    05-04-2013 02:33 PM
  5. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Just bought a red one!
    Did you receive it yet? Post before and after pics. I really want to buy one but I'm concerned about the quality :(
    05-13-2013 02:40 PM
  6. Jrexxx's Avatar
    Did you receive it yet? Post before and after pics. I really want to buy one but I'm concerned about the quality :(
    Wouldn't worry about the quality. I ordered a yellow one, still waiting for it to arrive, but it seems like they're 100% real and original. Read OP's notes, he clearly says that they're OEM.
    05-13-2013 03:00 PM
  7. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Wouldn't worry about the quality. I ordered a yellow one, still waiting for it to arrive, but it seems like they're 100% real and original. Read OP's notes, he clearly says that they're OEM.
    its just I used to repair blackberries for years and changing housings was a norm. From my experience with them, they always say its oem but that's never the case :(
    05-13-2013 06:43 PM
  8. Jealy666's Avatar
    Do these come with the little "glass" (not sure if it's the actual lens or not) that is in front of the camera on the exterior? Mine has a scratch on it and it impedes my image quality so I need to replace it! Or if anyone knows where I could get one, thanks.
    05-13-2013 07:19 PM
  9. tipu2185's Avatar
    Lumia 920 black to yellow conversion - Imgur

    Just finished. Really happy! Just wish there was a cyan available now.
    Have you been able to find cyan one.
    05-13-2013 08:20 PM
  10. Lemmiwinkles's Avatar
    Do these come with the little "glass" (not sure if it's the actual lens or not) that is in front of the camera on the exterior? Mine has a scratch on it and it impedes my image quality so I need to replace it! Or if anyone knows where I could get one, thanks.
    Yes, they do!

    Just an update for you all (OP). I've had the new housing on for two weeks now, still absolutely perfect, no scratches or any signs of wear on any of the parts. I work with cars, my hands are always dirty etc, so I have not been treating it with much care at all. Still looks as good as the day I did it. Red one on the way, hopefully have it for the weekend :)
    05-15-2013 04:49 PM
  11. Ozasis's Avatar
    Hi,

    I asked the eBay seller about cyan and he just got them in. I have ordered one and not many left. If its the same as the yellow one Ill be very happy. I was surprised it came with the antennaes and buttons etc. Would be handle buying another wireless coil so didn't have to move that each time...
    05-20-2013 09:34 PM
  12. David Feldhaus's Avatar
    Does anyone know if I can buy this back housing?
    http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/a...image/mint.jpg
    05-21-2013 12:55 AM
  13. pezley's Avatar
    Hi,

    I asked the eBay seller about cyan and he just got them in. I have ordered one and not many left. If its the same as the yellow one Ill be very happy. I was surprised it came with the antennaes and buttons etc. Would be handle buying another wireless coil so didn't have to move that each time...
    Hi, which seller has cyan ? Thanks
    05-21-2013 08:08 AM
  14. Lemmiwinkles's Avatar
    I know some of you were a little confused about the swapping process, so I recorded this video



    05-23-2013 12:18 PM
  15. jackbrennan's Avatar
    I just did this today. My shell came with 2 broken plastic bits on the inside that hold the button in place which was a shame. I managed to salvage the original ones from the Black cover, so it still worked out.

    The Yellow case wasn't as snug a fit as the original black one with it having a minor creak on the top left corner.

    It took me around an hour. Most of that time was spent with the hair dryer and maybe 10 minutes on removing the shell because it's pretty stiff the fist time it comes off.
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    05-23-2013 12:24 PM
  16. Sam Sabri's Avatar
    High five Martin! This video rocks, thanks! I know what I'll be doing this weekend.

    Edit: Mods, this should totally be stickied. Super handy :)
    05-23-2013 03:15 PM
  17. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I just did this today. My shell came with 2 broken plastic bits on the inside that hold the button in place which was a shame. I managed to salvage the original ones from the Black cover, so it still worked out.

    The Yellow case wasn't as snug a fit as the original black one with it having a minor creak on the top left corner.

    It took me around an hour. Most of that time was spent with the hair dryer and maybe 10 minutes on removing the shell because it's pretty stiff the fist time it comes off.
    Did you purchase from the same seller?
    05-23-2013 03:55 PM
  18. jackbrennan's Avatar
    Did you purchase from the same seller?
    Yea it was from the same seller.

    I fixed up the creaking with a bit of doublesided tape in the corner. It was only very faint, but it was there :). Obviously I was a little bit unlucky with mine, but it still worked out.

    I wasn't a fan of the blue plastic tool they sent along. You're better off with a plastic food knife. Otherwise the rest of the tools did a perfect job. Definately worth $35USD. I could have complained about the broken plastic rod, but it would have taken more time than it was worth. Fast shipping and a nice price is good enough for me seeing as the outcome was a Yellow Lumia 920!

    It was a pretty fun experience as well.

    I used this video for the disassembly: youtube.com/watch?v=cKd8tCAH-eY

    in combination with the one above I'd say anyone is set to give it a shot.
    05-23-2013 04:21 PM
  19. ExcaliburII's Avatar
    Changed my black to a red the other week. loving the new colour:)
    05-23-2013 04:52 PM
  20. SchueyF1's Avatar
    Think I may pick one up, but have a local repair shop do it. I'm pretty sure I would **** it up.

    edit: I see the 5_bestsell on ebay has the cyan housing. Looks glossy or is it just me? Anyone get it?
    Last edited by SchueyF1; 05-24-2013 at 09:55 AM.
    05-24-2013 09:10 AM
  21. grunge03's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    I just did my black to yellow conversion and it wasn't like what I was expected.
    First, my audio jack was not glued but like the tear down video, just tapped.

    Secondly, after putting everything back, I noticed the plastic that hold the buttons was completely messy !
    There was glue everywhere on it and not well placed.
    wp_20130525_002.jpg

    Finally, after removing all the glue (almost 1 hour), I took this piece from my black cover.

    If I knew, I'm not sure I would have done the conversion... but I get a yellow lumia and that's rewarding :)
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    05-25-2013 11:58 AM
  22. donteatchalk's Avatar
    nice job! considering if i should swap my white housing for yellow or just get the yellow OEM case
    05-25-2013 12:16 PM
  23. peter14f's Avatar
    Received the yellow one on Monday. But after I popped my phone in, the power button is very lose and the camera button doesn't work. I found some plastic pieces inside to be cracked as mentioned in post #40.

    Contacted the seller 5_bestcell and he has agreed to ship me another one.
    Last edited by peter14f; 05-28-2013 at 01:40 AM.
    05-25-2013 02:47 PM
  24. agolding's Avatar
    changed mine today, the housing definitely isnt OEM, I ended up using the button strip from my original housing and one of the antennas as without these the housing didnt fit completely flush, also make sure you switch the LED round before putting it together :).

    At the end it looks really good, cant really tell the difference once its together, just isnt quite aswell done internally.

    saw the cyan one is on ebay but looks glossy, pity,
    05-25-2013 03:45 PM
  25. pezley's Avatar
    Received the yellow one on Monday. But after I popped my phone in, the power button is very lose and the camera button doesn't work. I found some plastic pieces inside to be either cracked or missing. See photos below:

    http://sdrv.ms/110ocQN
    https://skydrive.live.com/pagenotfounderror

    Contacted the seller 5_bestcell just now. Anyone else had problems similar to this?

    this will happen if you mix the pwr and camera buttons up.
    05-25-2013 04:23 PM
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