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Nokia C3-01 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, battery, sim and memory card. Next remove the six torx 4 screws you can see, circled below. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 1 Now run something like the edge of a credit card all the way around the join of the front cover in order to free it. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 2 Now flip the front cover over. Note that it will still be attached by a ribbon cable, so don't try and remove it completely just yet. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 3 Below you can see the circled ribbon cable. This attaches like a plug and socket, so just lever it away from the circuit board to unplug. The front cover will then be free. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 4 With the front cover removed, your phone should look like below. To remove the touch screen, slide it down, in the direction shown by the arrow, from the back of the cover. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 5 Below you can see the touch screen, having been removed. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 6 To remove the keypad, turn the front cover over and pull the keypad down from the point indicated by the arrow.  Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 7 The keypad is now free. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 8 Two clips hold the keyboard in place, one on each side of the phone. Lever these free. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 9 You can now flip the keyboard over, but it will still be attached by a ribbon cable. The ribbon cable from the screen, circled below, can now be disconnected. Again, this attaches like a plug and socket, so just lever it up to unplug. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 10 Now remove the frame and LCD screen by levering from the points indicated by the arrows below. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 11 With the frame and LCD screen removed, your phone should look like below. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 12 To remove the LCD screen from the frame, apply some heat around the screen for around 60 seconds, using a hot air gun or hair dryer, then push the screen from the point indicated by the arrow below. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 13 With the LCD screen removed, your phone should look like below. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 14 Another ribbon, circled below, can now be disconnected. Again, this attaches like a plug and socket, so just lever it up to unplug. You can now lever the large ribbon cable free (refer to the image in the next stage of the guide). Start by carefully lifting the volume keys, indicated by the arrow below, free from the housing. Then lever from the point circled below, where you have just disconnected the ribbon cable. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 15 With the ribbon cable removed, your phone should look like below. Now remove the metal plate, indicated by the arrow, by levering free the clips holding it in place.  Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 16 Now remove the keyboard and connected metal plate, indicated by the arrow, by levering free the clips holding it into the phone's chassis. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 17 With the keyboard removed, your phone should look like below. The remaining parts (DC jack, AV jack, fllash and antenna/speaker box) can be levered out of the chassis. Nokia C3-01 disassembly stage 18 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 C3-01 disassembly stage 19
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken Nokia C3-01, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with Nokia C3-01 disassembly.

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