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Nokia N97 disassembly, screen replacement and repair



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

Remove your back cover, battery, sim and memory card. There are a number of screws in the back of the phone but you do not need to remove these in order to change the touch screen and LCD screen so ignore them for now. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 1 Open the slide and you'll see two circular stickers, circled below, which cover two screws. Lift the stickers off with your screwdriver or something sharp and then remove the screws. Now carefully lift the front cover away from the phone. Note that it is still attached by a ribbon so be careful not to damage this. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 2 Below you can see the front cover moved to one side. A ribbon from the touch screen is still connected to the phone. Move on to the next stage to see how this is disconnected. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 3 Below is a close up of the ribbon connecting the front cover and touch screen to the rest of the phone. The connector for this ribbon attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever it up to unplug. On the right of the phone you can see the earpiece. If you wish to remove this it simply pops out with a little leverage. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 4 Your phone should now look like below. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 5 Next lift the LCD screen towards you and you'll see another ribbon cable. Again, the connector for this ribbon attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever it up to unplug and you can remove the LCD screen. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 6 With the LCD screen removed your phone should look like below. If you only want to replace the LCD 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 formymobile.co.uk and order the tools and parts you need from our site. We ship worldwide! Nokia N97 disassembly stage 7 To continue with disassembly of your N97, remove the screws in the back of the phone then run something like the edge of a credit card around the join of the battery compartment in order to free it. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 8 You should now be able to open your phone like a book, as shown below. Two ribbons, circled below, hold the two halves of the phone together. Again, each connector attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever each one up, away from the circuit board, to unplug them. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 9 Your phone should now look like below. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 10 Now open the slide part of the phone, as below. To remove the ribbon cable, carefully peel it away from the grey, metal part of the phone. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 11 With the ribbon cable removed your phone should look like below. If you want to remove the keypad and keypad membrane/board then, using something with a small, sharp point, lift the keypad from the point shown below. Once you have lifted the keypad up a little you should be able to carefully peel it away from the phone. It's held in place with double sided tape which you'll probably need to replace. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 12 With the keypad removed your phone should look like below. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 13 If you want to remove the keypad membrane/board then first you need to disconnect the hinge for the sliding part. Remove the screw circled below, as well as the screw at the opposite end of the phone. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 14 You should now be able to lift the sliding part up enough to reveal two more screws. Remove these then move the sliding part around until it comes loose. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 15 Your phone should now look like below. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 16 To remove the keypad membrane first pry open the part at one side so you can access the volume and camera buttons which are stuck to the side of this part. Unstick them. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 17 You can now peel the keypad membrane/board away, as shown below. Use double sided tape to hold the new part in place. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 18 Now go back to the other half of the phone. Disconnect the two circled ribbons. Again, the connector for each ribbon attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever each one up to unplug. To free the circuit board pull the housing in the direction shown by the arrows. Then lift the circuit board away from the housing. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 19 Below you can see the circuit board removed and the camera and power button/charger socket removed. Nokia N97 disassembly stage 20 The loudspeaker at the top of the phone, can be levered out of the housing. The antenna at the bottom of the phone can also be levered of the housing. 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 N97 disassembly stage 21
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken Nokia N97, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with Nokia N97 disassembly.

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