Nokia N73 LCD Replace
Nokia N73 LCD Replace
Here is a short video brought to you by VideoJug user PhoneTek, showing how to change the LCD screen on a Nokia N73. This method can also be used to change the housing of the phone itself, so watch carefully!
Step 1: Romove the battery:
Today we are going to change the LCD on a rather sad looking N73. To do this first of all we need to get this housing off. To do that what we are going to do is we are going to turn the phone off and take the battery out so we can avoid accidentally powering on the phone whilst we're in the process of changing the screen. To do that take the back cover off as normal and just take the battery out.
Step 2: Romoving the housing:
First of all to get this top part off what we need to do is just get a screwdriver, preferably one with a slightly lipped end. If you haven't got one like this then a normal screwdriver will do it just takes a little bit longer and you have to be a little bit more careful. What we do with the screw driver is between the keypad and the side of the housing just gently pop in and click it out pulling the face away from the side of the case. Eventually what will happen is it will click. Just be careful not to be too forceful with it otherwise you will snap the casing and that was obviously the last thing you want to do. When you've got a bit of a raise you should be able to run your finger along the side of the casing and it should start to come up as shown. To do that with the whole way down the side. Best way to describe it is pulling the housing away from the face so it snaps away like so. Then we just need to do the same with the other side using the same screwdriver. Sometimes its going to be a little more tricky just because of the angle the phone is now at. So what we will do is we'll just click it up gently like so. Like I said this is the trickier part. There we go and once it's clicked up you can just click the whole face off.
Step 3: Remove the screws:
Next what we're going to do is remove the two T6 screws at the top here so we can get the LCD out. To do that you will need a T6 screwdriver and put the screws somewhere safe. I usually use the back cover. Get the keypad out the way and you'll see there's another set of four screws underneath. So what we'll do is we'll just take these off. As they're slightly shorter we'll just keep the slightly separated just so we don't confuse them like that. Now that all six screws are out what we need to do is just take off this frame part here. To do that just get your lipped screwdriver gently under it and it should just come off like so. Keep that safe.
Step 4: Take out the screen:
Now what we need to do is just gently ease the LCD screen out so we can check it. Be very careful of the two ribbons underneath, the one connecting the keyboard and the one where the LCD actually connects with the phone just down there. What we need to do with that one is just gently ease that up and pop it out. That's our broken LCD over and done with. Grab your new LCD from any decent LCD supplier, preferably an Nokia original. What you need to do first is just gently line your LCD up, pop the ribbon in. That want's to stay in but pop it in so it clicks in. Pop your LCD down. Put your frame back on. This is sometimes a little bit tricky to clip on depending on how bent it got when it came off. When reapplying the frame it's easier to go from just where the little camera is and bring it down around the LCD.
Step 5: Reassemble phone:
Now what we're going to do is to screw down the four screws on the keypad using your T6. Then finally get your last two screws and pop them in the top. Once you've got all your screws in put your keypad back on. Make sure it's lined up roughly right because you want it to work properly. Grab your facia which should really easily just snap back into place. Then just the final task just to power it on again just to make sure everything is working one hundred percent. There, we've got one successfully changed LCD in a Nokia N73.