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Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly, screen replacement and repair



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Tools required for disassembly: Torx 4 screwdriver, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card.

First remove your back cover by pushing it from the top, in the direction shown by the arrow below. Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 1 With the back cover removed you have access to the battery. Remove the battery by lifting from the point shown by the arrow below. Make sure you remove your sim and memory card at this stage. Now remove the five circled screws. Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 2 Next, remove the other three screws. These are a different length to the first five, so make sure they go back in the right place and they don't get mixed up with the other screws. Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 3 Now use a plastic tool, such as a guitar plectrum or old credit card, to lever the battery compartment free. Start near the bottom of the phone then lever each side until the battery compartment unclips. When you put the phone back together, make sure you align the battery compartment at the bottom first, ensuring the USB socket fits into its recess. Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 4 With the battery compartment removed, your phone should look like below. If you need to replace the loud speaker, lever it free from the point indicated by the arrow below. Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 5 The loud speaker is now free. Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 6 Now disconnect the ribbon cables circled below. Each attaches like a plug and socket, so just lever each one up, away from the circuit board, to unplug. You can now remove the circuit board. A couple of plastic clips, indicated by the arrows, hold the circuit board in place, so lever these back slightly and the circuit board will come free.  Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 7 The circuit board is now free. If you want to remove the earpiece, lever it from the point shown by the arrow below. Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 8 The earpiece is now free. Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 9 Now remove the jack socket by using your screwdriver to lever it away from the phone, as indicated by the arrow below. A ribbon cable is connected to the bottom of the jack socket so carefully peel this away as you remove the jack socket.  Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 10 The jack socket is now free. Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 11 Now remove the touch screen by running your plastic tool all the way along its join on each side. Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 12 The touch screen is now free, as shown below. Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 13 To remove the LCD screen, push your screwdriver into the gap indicated by the arrow below. This will raise the LCD slightly on the other side and allow you to slide your plastic tool under to release. Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 14 With the LCD slightly raised, you can slide your plastic tool underneath and release it. Do not bend or lever the LCD. Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 15 Disassembly is now complete. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. If you've found this disassembly guide useful, please support formymobile.co.uk and order the tools and parts you need from our site. We ship worldwide!Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly stage 16
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken Nokia Lumia 520, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with Nokia Lumia 520 disassembly.

If you want to buy a replacement screen, screwdrivers and other parts, you can order from us here - Nokia Lumia 520 screen