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Repair guides » Nokia N8 disassembly

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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.

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 1

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

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 2

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

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 3

  • 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.

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 4

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

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 5

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

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 6

  • 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.

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 7

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

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 8

  • 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.

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 9

  • 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.

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 10

  • With the screen removed your phone should look like below.

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 11

  • 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.

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 12

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

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 13

  • 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.

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 14

  • 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!

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 15

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

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 16

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

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 17

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

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 18

  • 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!

Nokia N8 disassembly stage 19


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.

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