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  1. MKD_Bitola's Avatar

    I purchased the 1520 new in January. I really wanted to love this thing, but it has been nothing but trouble... Currently it is enroute to the Nokia warranty repair shop for the THIRD time for the SAME issue!

    I have two videos that shows my phone malfunctioning..

    The screen starts to jitter and then fully scrambles. At points the screen ends of looking like an old television turned to channel 3...

    Up until recently I was recommending Windows Phone to all, but this issue has really soured my experience. Since the warranty repair process has been UTTERLY USELESS.... Does anyone have any recommendations on what to do here? Is there anyone at Nokia or MSFT that I c an contact? I purchased an iPhone 6+ due to being without a stable phone for so long...
    Last edited by MKD_Bitola; 11-17-2014 at 01:11 AM.
    11-17-2014 12:30 AM
  2. jstylela's Avatar
    Did you buy it from a carrier or third party?? If you got it from a carrier within 14 days especially with att they would just swap it out and you wouldn't have go send it in for warranty service. Even if you're passed the period with insurance they would just send you a replacement.
    11-17-2014 02:58 AM
  3. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Mine did the "Fuzzy" screen thing when I first got it and then a week or two after, never done it since and I never got any kind of answer, but it has now been running fine for several months I had almost forgot about it, interested to hear what the cause is.
    11-17-2014 03:26 AM
  4. AnestisL820's Avatar
    Try to reinstall the OS with Nokia Software Recovery Tool...
    aximtreo likes this.
    11-17-2014 06:21 AM
  5. aximtreo's Avatar
    Hate to hear about your problems. Hope it works out for the best for you. It's a great phone; you just got one made on Friday or Monday.
    11-17-2014 08:04 AM
  6. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Just remembered it was searching for "1520 fuzzy screen" that brought me here as it was one of the few websites that had a mention, although no answer.
    11-17-2014 08:11 AM
  7. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Up until recently I was recommending Windows Phone to all, but this issue has really soured my experience
    None of that is Windows Phone related. Its a problem several 1520s have. I can understand telling people to stay away from 1520s although I would just tell them its a possible issue and let them decide.

    This is most likely due to grounding problems that can be corrected with the rear cover removed.

    Obviously this shouldn't happen and obviously you should be able to get it fixed thru normal channels for free. But if you are the "light a single candle" type, you might want to have a local repair shop fix it once and for all. Just give them the details (in another thread).
    11-17-2014 10:11 AM
  8. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I still love my 1520, but my original that I bought on release day worked like a champ for 6 months before it just one day decided to do exactly what is in your video. I used Nokia's recovery software three times, but after each time, within a few days, it would freak out on me again and freeze up. I finally sent it in to Nokia, and they sent me a replacement. You might call MS directly and ask for a replacement instead of a repair.
    11-17-2014 10:38 AM
  9. MKD_Bitola's Avatar
    Anyone know where it would be the best to contact MS directly?
    11-17-2014 06:21 PM
  10. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Anyone know where it would be the best to contact MS directly?
    I would try their twitter account for a quick reply.
    11-17-2014 06:29 PM

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