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Repair guides Nokia N8 disassembly

If you want to buy a replacement screen, screwdrivers and other parts, you can order from us here: Nokia N8 screen
Tools required for disassembly: Torx screwdriver set, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card, hot air gun or
hairdryer.
First remove the torx 4 screws on either side of the phone.

You can now pull the bottom cover off, as shown below.

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Turn the phone over and lift the black plastic battery lid from the point shown.

With the battery lid removed your phone should look like below. Remove the battery by pulling the blue plastic tab,
indicated by the arrow below, that's sticking out of the end of the phone.

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You should now have the battery removed, as shown below.

Open the HDMI cover at the top of the phone to reveal a torx 5 screw. Remove this screw.

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Push the top cover in the direction shown by the arrows and then wedge something thin and flat, like the edge of
a credit card, in the gap. Then continue to push the top cover in the direction shown by the arrows. The top cover
should then come loose.

With the top cover removed your phone should look like below. Now remove the four circled torx 5 screws.

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Use something like the edge of a credit card to lever the screen out. There are two clips on either side of the
screen, roughly in the middle where the credit card is in the photo below. These are the points where you should
try and lever the screen out. Do not try and lever the screen along the bottom as the screen will still be connected
at the bottom by two ribbons which could get damaged.

Pull the screen towards you and away from the phone, as shown below. Two ribbon connectors, circled, need to
be detached. They attach like a plug and socket. Just lever each one up, away from the phone, to unplug.

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With the screen removed your phone should look like below.

Turn the screen over and use a hot air gun or hair dryer to heat it around the edge for about 30 seconds. Then
slide the edge of your plastic tool between the display and the touch screen. Only use the very edge of your
plastic tool and run it all the way around the display.

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You should now have the display and touch screen separated, like below.

To remove the touch screen from its frame, use your hot air gun or hair dryer to heat it around the edge for about
60 seconds. Then firmly push your plastic tool between the touch screen and frame.

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Below you can see the touch screen after it has been removed from the frame. If you only want to replace the
screen, you don't need to follow the guide any further. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. If you've
found this disassembly guide useful, please support us and order the tools and parts you need from our site. We
ship worldwide!

To remove the combo antenna, circled below, lever it away from the phone. It clips off and on very easily.

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Below you can see that the combo antenna has been removed. Now remove the three torx 6 screws, circled
below

You can now remove the chassis, as shown below. To remove the circuit board, lift it from right to left.

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With the circuit board removed your phone should look like below. Disassembly is complete. Reverse the whole
procedure for reassembly. If you've found this disassembly guide useful, please support us and order the tools
and parts you need from our site. We ship worldwide!

If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken Nokia N8, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk.
Or contact us on Facebook for further help with Nokia N8 disassembly.
If you want to buy a replacement screen, screwdrivers and other parts, you can order from us here: Nokia N8 screen

48 comments

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Roel Nepacina
where I can buy another screen the outer screen not the lcd.
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4 October 26, 2012 at 10:11pm

Rob Lee Owner at Formymobile.co.uk


Hi. You can order that part here - http://www.formymobile.co.uk/search.php?
pg=1&stext=n8+touch&sprice=&stype=&scat=&sman
Reply Like October 27, 2012 at 4:17am

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Juraj olts Delegate Orders at Cestovn ruch Delegatra
Qoute: To remove the touch screen from its frame, use your hot air gun or hair dryer to heat it
around the edge for about 60 seconds. Then firmly push your plastic tool between the touch screen
and frame.
But I cannot remove display from frame.. I using hair dryer... more than 60 sec. but its fix so much
hard, or is there any trick? Is this procedure on youtube? Thanks in advance..
Reply Like February 4, 2013 at 5:25am
Rob Lee Owner at Formymobile.co.uk
Some force is required so perhaps you're not using enough? It may be easier if you
simply buy the touch screen with the frame included. The touch screens on our site
include the frame so you don't need to follow that part of the guide - http://
www.formymobile.co.uk/search.php?pg=1&stext=n8+touch&sprice=&stype=&scat=&s
man
Reply Like February 4, 2013 at 5:37am
Jallieh Assiang -----thanks... is helpful..
Reply Like April 22 at 6:46am
Temba C Tembo Quality Controller at Zontech Pvt Ltd
hey hie i need your help i just changed the touch screen of my Nokia N8 but after doing that i
switched it on, now its not displaying but it just showing some showers what should i do please
help
Reply Like April 7 at 4:14am
Rob Lee Owner at Formymobile.co.uk
It sounds like you need to replace the LCD, which you can order here - http://
www.formymobile.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=n8lcd
Reply Like April 10 at 12:39pm
Vamsi Theboss Kormce
sir the display pin point on the mother board is damaged is their any option to replace a lcd display
pin in the mother board please reply us
Reply Like January 31 at 1:32am
Rob Lee Owner at Formymobile.co.uk
Sorry, I don't understand your question
Reply Like February 3 at 8:40am
Sid Ra University of Karachi
my n8 board is not working coz i accidentally dropped it in water..... now i need help
Reply Like December 23, 2013 at 6:15am
Rob Lee Owner at Formymobile.co.uk
I would take the phone apart, spray the circuit board with electrical contact cleaner and
gently brush the board with an old toothbrush to remove any possible residue and scale
and clean the circuit board. But there's no guarantee that water damaged phones can
be repaired.
Reply Like December 25, 2013 at 3:12am
Jukka Ilmonen

Top Commenter Our Lady of Fatima Academy

Rob Lee how about recovery of pictures from the internal memory? i have the same
problem and although i've done backups there's some that weren't backed up and i'd
like to recover. could i for example remove the internal memory and solder it on another
phone to recover the files?
Reply Like February 11 at 12:59pm
Mohd Syafiq SMK Jengka Pusat, Pahang
hi.I have problems with my nokia N8..the screen became like a tv screen and both cameras not
working.. Any help or guidance appreciated..thanks
Reply Like November 13, 2013 at 1:10am
Rob Lee Owner at Formymobile.co.uk
I don't understand what you mean when you say the screen became like a TV screen
Reply Like November 14, 2013 at 6:11am
Haresh Banna Chuli Works at JSW Group
very nice so good
Reply Like September 26, 2013 at 9:55pm

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Reply Like September 26, 2013 at 9:55pm
Ruth Scholey-Jones
Hi,
I'm currently trying to replace a shattered screen on my Nokia N8 (it didn't respond well to being
dropped face down on a hard floor). However, when trying to take the casing off, one of the (Torx5)
screws has sheered off in the middle, so it just won't come out now. Any suggestions on how to
remove it as the screwdiver is now spinning in the middle of it? Also, am I able to buy replacement
screws as I can't seem to find them anywhere online? Any help or guidance appreciated. Thanks
Reply Like September 10, 2013 at 3:02am
Rob Lee Owner at Formymobile.co.uk
Have you tried needle nose pliers? And you can order a new screen here - http://
www.formymobile.co.uk/screen.php?pg=1&stext=Nokia+N8+touch+screen&nobox=tru
e&PARTNER=dismantle
Reply Like September 10, 2013 at 3:29am
Ruth Scholey-Jones
Thanks Rob. Unfortunately I found your site after I'd already ordered a screen from ebay,
so fingers crossed the one I ordered from elsewhere is as good :-S. The screw is so
tiny and in a really awkward place, so I'm struggling to get anything on it, including pliers
:-S. When and if we do get it out, think I really will need a new screw, so any ideas on
that one please? If I do a search for Torx5 screws, lots of larger ones come up, so any
idea on a better description or whether you can source them please? Thanks
Reply Like September 10, 2013 at 4:25am
Philip Wills Works at University of Hertfordshire
It's probably a torx 5 bolt that you're looking for. To extract the broken one, maybe try filing
the pointy end of a screw so that it's flat, then superglue it to the end of the broken torx
bolt.
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Eshan Naithani Birmingham City University
hi my n8 top cover is too tight I cant open it pls help.
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1 June 19, 2013 at 5:13am

Maricel Bohol-Duazo Meoza-Quiling Venjoerey's Girlfriend at Manager


HI I WANT TO ORDER LCD FOR N8..HOW MUCH? I NEED IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Reply Like June 6, 2013 at 7:23pm
Rob Lee Owner at Formymobile.co.uk
You can order here http://www.formymobile.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=n8lcd
Reply Like June 11, 2013 at 5:57am
Jack Daniel University of Mauritius
my nokia n8 has becme unresponsiive sometimes.is the touch screen faulty?
Reply Like March 17, 2013 at 5:26am
Rob Lee Owner at Formymobile.co.uk
Yes, it sounds like you need to replace the touch screen - http://www.formymobile.co.uk/
search.php?pg=1&stext=n8+touch+screen&sprice=&stype=&scat=&sman
Reply Like March 17, 2013 at 6:06am
Ali Haldenby Works at Hairdresser
I have replaced a Nokia n8 screen but the touch screen still doesn't work. It shows but seems to be
frozen. Do u think I need a new LCD. Also where can I get a glass screen for an iphone3gs I want
the full part but not LCD. I have tried to replace mine but think ive broken the earpiece in doing it cos
it was such a fat with hair dyer etc. just want a full new screen if poss so easy.
Reply Like February 22, 2013 at 12:02am
Rob Lee Owner at Formymobile.co.uk
Hi. Do you know why the N8 screen stopped working? Did the phone get wet?
Reply Like February 22, 2013 at 9:06am
Suraj Mujoo Works at Hitachi Data Systems
Hello Rob,
Peculiar problem with Nokia N8. After making a call, the signal just disappears and after about 2030 secs it automatically appears again. it happens everytime irrespective of my location, time of
call..
Could you please help in any way..
Thanks

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Thanks
Reply Like January 23, 2013 at 11:22pm
Ashwani Bhat
Please check in case you have kept your Network Selection as 2G and 3 G both. Switch
to 2G only.
Reply Like January 24, 2013 at 5:11am
Sunday Makinde Chief Coach at Complete Fitness
Thks a lot people.
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3 June 26, 2012 at 1:24pm

Sayed Taleb Amid Works at Ghazni University


Excellent tips
Reply Like August 31, 2012 at 11:19pm
Lucy Beasley Risca
What do I do when the last little screw loses it's thread? Can't remove screen... aargh
Reply Like August 8, 2012 at 8:47am
Rackel Mwii Kambadead
I spilled water on my phone about an hours ago will it work?
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1 June 24, 2012 at 2:36pm

Rob Lee Owner at Formymobile.co.uk


I would take the phone apart, spray the circuit board with electrical contact cleaner and
gently brush the board with an old toothbrush to remove any possible moisture residue
and clean the circuit board.
Reply Like June 26, 2012 at 1:38pm
Yinka Lawal Works at NYSC
U saved d day. Thanks
Reply Like July 11, 2012 at 8:19am
Gha Andy Consultant at CISSCO Administrator
tks its ok.
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