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  1. rbiasca's Avatar
    Have to replace my digitizer and was wondering if anyone has done that yet. I already have the new part but have only seen one video teardown of the 1520. Any help would be awesome.
    01-09-2014 01:43 AM
  2. maclancer's Avatar
    Why you will do that when Nokia have a year of standard warranty on the phone? Just call Nokia to replace your phone.
    01-09-2014 01:52 AM
  3. rbiasca's Avatar
    Warranties don't cover dropping them on the ground do they?
    01-09-2014 02:32 AM
  4. maclancer's Avatar
    Warranties don't cover dropping them on the ground do they?
    oh man, did you broke the glass?
    01-09-2014 02:37 AM
  5. rbiasca's Avatar
    Yeah, first time I've ever broke a phone and it just happens to be the coolest one I've ever had!
    01-09-2014 02:39 AM
  6. maclancer's Avatar
    Oh jeez, wish the best of luck 4u
    01-09-2014 04:10 AM
  7. rajamass's Avatar
    I suggest you to take it to nokia care and ask them to replace or any other 3rd party service center

    Even a small mistake can cost u more
    01-09-2014 07:54 AM
  8. rbiasca's Avatar
    $300 bucks for that, I'll take the risk and it will only cost me fifty.
    01-09-2014 01:03 PM
  9. arni99's Avatar
    01-10-2014 12:53 AM
  10. rbiasca's Avatar
    Yeah, I've watched that one a few times, I hate how his text is white, it is hard to see sometimes. Better than nothing though.
    01-10-2014 03:30 PM
  11. isi mcf's Avatar
    I've taken mine apart but I'm waiting on new glass when funds are available, are you replacing the glass or the whole lcd/digitizer assembly?
    01-10-2014 07:56 PM
  12. isi mcf's Avatar
    So I've attempted to separate the glass from the frame without damaging the LCD and failed. I got the glass away from the frame but split the LCD in layers. The LCD is literally non replaceable.
    01-11-2014 05:52 PM
  13. rbiasca's Avatar
    Just the glass. Did you use any heat when you were trying to separate them, and how was the disassembly of the rest of the phone prior to breaking the screen?
    01-13-2014 08:35 PM
  14. Mark Reed2's Avatar
    I have done this daily, I break it down and clean it, oil the moving parts, then rebuild....."this is my Nokia, this is my gun, this ones for texting, this ones for fun"
    01-13-2014 11:25 PM
  15. rbiasca's Avatar
    So i had the same seperation problem that you had, so i ruined the lcd. There are people selling the whole lcd and digitizer already in the screen frame for around $245, this would have been nice to have available before. The phone was really easy to take apart except for the screen, so if i get the whole screen assembly then it should be a piece of cake. Just waiting for some extra money, until then im stuck using an old feature phone.
    01-21-2014 11:51 PM
  16. Aishwarya Ramesh Iyer's Avatar
    Hi I have broken my lumia 1520 screen i have bought the digitizer is it possible to replace it without damaging the LCD??
    03-01-2014 07:28 AM
  17. Talderon's Avatar

    Personally, I find this easier than the video. :)
    03-01-2014 02:50 PM
  18. rbiasca's Avatar
    Im sure its possible but i broke mine when i tried and the repair company wont even attempt to replace the digitizer, they will replace the whole unit.
    03-07-2014 02:58 PM
  19. vw1610's Avatar
    Its impossible to replace the digitizer alone. It is bonded to the LCD. Send your phone to palcocellphonerepair.com
    They charge 195$ to replace the lcd/digitizer.
    03-07-2014 03:12 PM
  20. cdgoin's Avatar
    What he said.. Just found out the hard way that although they sell the screen on ebay (Without the LCD), its pointless.. the LCD and screen are bonded in the factory with the face. The screens must be lifted from the warehouse or something.

    There is a reason in the video above they don't show removing the LCD or Screen.

    I have replaced screen on a 810, 510, Dell VEnue Pro, 8X, etc.. Tonight was the first and last time I tried to do a 1520. The only way to do it is the +$200 replacement body from ebay. If there is a service replacing it for $195.. go that route.
    04-08-2014 09:33 PM
  21. Klemen Nemivsek's Avatar
    If its impossible why they selling digitizers ? I ordered one frome ebay and i will will try replace it alone. Impossible is not the right world here but its extremly hard.
    04-09-2014 10:16 AM
  22. livejazz's Avatar
    There are independent repair facilities that are buying those digitizers from the eBay sellers. They have the capability to bond the digitizer to the LCD. This is special equipment and materials that aren't cheap.
    Games Goblin likes this.
    04-09-2014 11:50 AM
  23. Games Goblin's Avatar
    I don't think it is impossible to separate the LCD and screen. BUT, it is very hard to get it done right by people like us who mostly have no experience/proper tools to get it done. Cellphone repair experts should be able to do it and as livejazz said, they have proper know-who of how it is to be done. I believe they use something called LOCA glue to fuse the new glass to the LCD, and from some youtube videos I have seen, they treat it with UV light to make the glue set properly. Here is an excellent video which demonstrates the process of separating the glass from the LCD of a lumia 920:

    For more information on how it is done, just search around on youtube for videos demonstrating glass only replacement for devices. for ex. search for "Galaxy s4 glass only replacement"
    04-09-2014 12:19 PM
  24. cookie_csy's Avatar
    You better go to the Nokia center and ask them to do so.
    04-10-2014 10:16 PM
  25. Klemen Nemivsek's Avatar
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    04-11-2014 08:55 AM
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