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  1. Paul May's Avatar
    yep, did mine too. Didn't want to go back to black and wait a week until seller ships correct SIM tray. Used fine sandpaper to trim it down.
    Attachment 35116
    How are you liking your yellow L920?
    06-02-2013 07:35 PM
  2. pezley's Avatar
    what makes you think these are not made of PC? PC is a rigid plastic. Looking at the inside molding pattern somebody must have received a perfect mold to imitate the original (or spent some serious time to copy it). Furthermore, the camera part on the back says Nokia|Carl Zeiss. If you are correct then these are counterfeits (and somebody may get in trouble). Some posts here indicate that they've received the case without the Nokia name.
    I personally thought these are originals, just discarded originals (maybe sorted out the best ones from a bad batch) that somebody is selling.
    my two cents

    Sorry I didnt mean to say they aren't PC. They might well be but they are certainly not at the same standard or as flexible as the OEM ones. Completely strip the shell of all parts, camera bezel, buttons, USB port etc so it's just the plastic. Grab one in each hand you squeeze at the sides. My oem was was much more flexible, if you want to, you can even twist the OEM ones a bit with no problem. The ebay ones do not. Also as a note, the yellow housing i got had some plastic flash still in the mic holes. I had to use a pin to widen every hole ever so slightly to make it so my voice wasn't muffle.

    Seems odd to me that there are still some on ebay for 50 - 60, legitimate sellers ( reputable phone parts companies ) have them for 50 - 60 yet we are seeing all these pop up from chinese sellers for 1/3 of the price and no one seems to think they aren't copies.

    Also, another perfect example. Nokia do not make a Glossy Cyan 920 yet all the chinese sellers have Glossy Cyan shells. Anyone think Nokia are just making 100's of these gloss cyan shells to not put on a phone ? Again, the one reputable phone repair company in europe who has cyan, happens to have it in matte and along with all their housings are about 50.

    anyway, Both mine ( cyan and yellow ) have been great. Not perfect but once on the phone it's impossible to tell. The yellow had the slight issue of the mic holes not being cleaned out properly and cyan was cracked ( seller has sent another ) but ultimitely, to get the colour you want for 20. not a bad deal
    Derausgewanderte likes this.
    06-03-2013 02:35 AM
  3. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    Thanks! Your test with flexing in comparison shows that the PC in the after market cases have not undergone the correct physical aging process (chemist talking here). Physical aging can be used to greatly improve toughness of polymers and specifically polycabonate. From your observations it certainly looks like you are correct that these are copies. Cheers. Thanks for the important info on flexing. Where do we get true OEM, without buying Lumias for spares on eBay?
    06-03-2013 08:50 AM
  4. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    How are you liking your yellow L920?
    love it. It definitely gets a lot more attention from other people. My wife and daughter want a yellow one too now. Would do it again, but would make sure it is a true OEM case.
    Paul May likes this.
    06-03-2013 10:06 AM
  5. SchueyF1's Avatar
    I'm going to order a red one from 2_buy_a. He says they are straight from Nokia UK and the price reflects that. He has yellow, red, white and grey.
    06-03-2013 12:37 PM
  6. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Got the yellow and confirmed with Nokia that it's real but it had a huge divot taken out of it... Kinda disappointed.
    06-03-2013 12:52 PM
  7. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    when I look at 2_buy_a 's yellow case here I cannot tell the difference between what I see and the one I received. It even has the same protection strip on the camera window with the same color. The parts that are thicker, clearly seen in the raised PC on the inside are all identical. It has the same number stamped on the inside (N10 - 0....). The backside has a protective film on it just like the one I received from 5_bestcell. 5_bestcell stated to some folks that the cases are OEM. On his ebay site it does not specifically say this though.
    Manufacturer :100% Brand Newreplacement, High quality guarantee.
    This really could mean anything and this A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items) under conditions doesn't make it better - handmade? maybe something got lost in translation....
    Maybe a mixed bag of OEM and copies? Not sure, although I'd like to believe what I got is OEM
    He went down to $32 at the moment ($35 when I purchased it). Buying the supposedly OEM from 2_buy_a would cost me a whopping 96 bucks with shipping - too much for my wallet.
    06-03-2013 06:36 PM
  8. SchueyF1's Avatar
    when I look at 2_buy_a 's yellow case here I cannot tell the difference between what I see and the one I received. It even has the same protection strip on the camera window with the same color. The parts that are thicker, clearly seen in the raised PC on the inside are all identical. It has the same number stamped on the inside (N10 - 0....). The backside has a protective film on it just like the one I received from 5_bestcell. 5_bestcell stated to some folks that the cases are OEM. On his ebay site it does not specifically say this though.
    Manufacturer :100% Brand Newreplacement, High quality guarantee.
    This really could mean anything and this A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items) under conditions doesn't make it better - handmade? maybe something got lost in translation....
    Maybe a mixed bag of OEM and copies? Not sure, although I'd like to believe what I got is OEM
    He went down to $32 at the moment ($35 when I purchased it). Buying the supposedly OEM from 2_buy_a would cost me a whopping 96 bucks with shipping - too much for my wallet.
    Interesting. Does your yellow case have that black strip down the right side? Think that is used to help with heat distribution?

    Also @z33dev how did you confirm that what you got was OEM? Thanks
    Derausgewanderte likes this.
    06-03-2013 06:55 PM
  9. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Went to a Nokia location that checked out the serial number. Everything checked out.
    06-03-2013 07:30 PM
  10. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    Interesting. Does your yellow case have that black strip down the right side? Think that is used to help with heat distribution?
    ha, I did not pay attention to that. It's not on the yellow case I received. It is on my old black case though. I must have scratched it when I disassembled it first time. I can see that it is multiplayer film, underneath it is what looks like a thin Aluminum layer. Either shielding or heat transfer, not sure. Too thin to peel off, thinner than paper.
    Then I also noticed that the original case has entirely different markings on the inside, e.g. not the N10-0 number and it has a stamp that reads PC F5-1 under a Recycling symbol.
    Guess only Nokia will be able to tell whether the ones on ebay are "real" or not.
    06-03-2013 07:30 PM
  11. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    Went to a Nokia location that checked out the serial number. Everything checked out.
    which seller? didn't see you mentioned it in your previous post. thanks
    06-03-2013 07:31 PM
  12. z33dev33l's Avatar
    which seller? didn't see you mentioned it in your previous post. thanks
    I fear tarnishing his relationship as he's been kind enough to send me a replacement.
    Derausgewanderte likes this.
    06-03-2013 09:26 PM
  13. doisy's Avatar
    Can someone confirm that the housing covers sold by 5_bestcell are in polycarbonate? I'd like to try and get a white one.
    06-04-2013 02:08 PM
  14. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    I am positive it is PC, that would be the only polymer that makes any sense to use. That doesn't mean it is the same quality though. After reading the post above about flexing I have tried to compare my original with the one I bought from him and I cannot tell any difference in the pliability or flexibility. As far as I can tell these are of the same quality.
    06-04-2013 04:47 PM
  15. pezley's Avatar
    after recieving my cyan housing with a crack in the bottom the seller is sending me another ( top marks for the seller ). I thought I'd put it on my phone anyway, it's only a crack after all. 3 days later there is now a crack at the top on the right corner. This was definitely not there initially. Oh well. will wait to see what the replacement is like.
    06-05-2013 02:21 AM
  16. peter14f's Avatar
    Got my replacement today. This time the plastic pieces are in great condition. The camera ceramic says "Carl Zeiss" instead of "Nokia" though.
    The ceramic is attached to the housing by glue, so with a little bit of pushing and bending of the housing, I was able to take it off and replace it.
    Thumbs up to the seller. He did not ask me to send the defective housing back either.

    So if you are not satisfied with what you receive, make sure you let him know.

    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.
    06-07-2013 11:43 PM
  17. Calvin Tony Shrumpish's Avatar
    With all the comments in this forum, I'm pretty sure 5_bestcell sells the official Nokia casing, but the ones that got rejected and failed quality testing.. I got one with this defect.

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    Derausgewanderte likes this.
    06-08-2013 09:19 AM
  18. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    With all the comments in this forum, I'm pretty sure 5_bestcell sells the official Nokia casing, but the ones that got rejected and failed quality testing.. I got one with this defect.
    yep, I came to the same conclusion, after initial reservations (above posts). Also, the seller has no problems replacing obviously problematic parts. I had excellent correspondence with him and see that others have no issues getting replacements or refunds either.
    Last edited by Derausgewanderte; 06-08-2013 at 11:27 AM.
    06-08-2013 10:58 AM
  19. wpy#WP's Avatar
    Just finished changing my 920 to yellow from black tonight after getting Nokia unCare to clean my FFC that was already white with dust (had to pay bcoz i bought my 920 from another country). Took me about an hour and really really satisfied with the result. bought the housing from ebay seller wwon_one. IT was in excellent condition.dsc_0824.jpg
    06-12-2013 09:57 AM
  20. stueyboy's Avatar
    yep, I came to the same conclusion, after initial reservations (above posts). Also, the seller has no problems replacing obviously problematic parts. I had excellent correspondence with him and see that others have no issues getting replacements or refunds either.
    Same here. Ordered and received a red one recently and there is a slight issue with the plastic round the lens area. Hardly noticeable so reckon it's good value for 20
    06-12-2013 10:10 AM
  21. doisy's Avatar
    Would you guys suggest me bring my phone and the new housing cover to someone who actually knows where to put his hands when it comes of these particular things?
    I would do it myself but I don't want to risk and make a mess. Is there any of you who did not have any experience of this kind and managed to replace it anyway?
    06-13-2013 12:57 PM
  22. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    Would you guys suggest me bring my phone and the new housing cover to someone who actually knows where to put his hands when it comes of these particular things?
    I would do it myself but I don't want to risk and make a mess. Is there any of you who did not have any experience of this kind and managed to replace it anyway?
    if you know somebody, go for it. The instructions from the video are clear and if you know somebody who has taken apart electronic devices you should be good. As always, there are no guarantees. Good luck.
    06-13-2013 10:14 PM
  23. omglilol's Avatar
    God you're all making me worried now. I bough the yellow housing and a backup wireless charging part and cable for LCD in case it breaks, I only need to take off the headphone jack. I was so excited but after reading some posts here about the bad quality of the replacement shells and how they break etc.. Not sure I'm gonna change, especially as this voids my warranty and for what? A crappy replacement shell?

    Very disappointed that the eBay sellers promised OEM parts whilst in fact it's some rubbish produced somewhere in a ****ty factory, or at best, rejected shells from Nokia.
    martin_m31 likes this.
    06-15-2013 06:19 AM
  24. lipper2000's Avatar
    Matte Cyan housing up for sale now but vendor is far too greedy
    NEW Blue Matte Housing Cover Case With SIM Tray FOR Nokia Lumia 920 | eBay
    06-16-2013 10:18 AM
  25. BooNMiNG's Avatar
    Lumia 920 black to yellow conversion - Imgur

    Just finished. Really happy! Just wish there was a cyan available now.

    really thank you for the tutorial!! i'm enjoying my "brand new" yellow Lumia 920 now!! haha.. it's so much easier to take it out!! hahaha.. great job!!
    06-18-2013 07:38 PM
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