How to change the LCD of your Nokia mobile phone.

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This instructable will show you how to change a broken LCD on your Nokia. The pictures above show a Nokia 6300 classic, but it willl be the same or nearly the same with many other models of Nokia.

Why would you to have to change your LCD? Maybe because of this...

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Step 1: Supplies

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What you will need:

  • a Nokia mobile like mine (as you can see here, the background lightning still works but not the LCD)
  • a new LCD (you can get one on eBay for 10 to 20 Bucks.)
  • a T6 Torx-Screwdriver

Step 2: Prepare the phone

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Open the battery case by sliding the hood downwards. Remove the battery and if you want the sim card, too.

Now you can see two screws on the end of the phone. Unscrew and remove them.

Step 3: Remove the front case.

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After you have removed the 2 screws you can remove the front case and keypad by carefully sliding the battery case hood between phone body and front case. Look at the pics, they will make it easier to understand.

Step 4: Get the board out of the phone body.

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Now you got to get out the board with the LCD on it. Out of the phone body.

Step 5: Remove the LCD.

The LCD is attached to the board with a frame. The frame is attached to the board by two clamps and the connection cable from LCD to the board. The cable is covered by a hood that is also fused with a clamp to the board.
Step by step.
1. loosen the clamps on the sides of the board
2. remove the frame by lifting it up and pull them over the side of the board (upwards)
3. remove the upper cap that holds the connection LCD-board
4. lift up the LCD and unplug the connection from the board. It should be easy, but if not use carefully some more strength.

Step 6: Attach the new LCD and assemble your phone.

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Now you have to connect the new, shiny LCD to the board.
To do this, press the connecting plug onto the jack on the board. Move around until it fits, then press. It could be, that you have to press a bit harder than expected. But as always be careful.

As you have done this, reassemble the phone by doing the steps 1 to 5 backwards, thus 5 to 1.

Use your phone (wisely - don't go swimming with it for example.)

Have fun.
gbarrett13 years ago
This would've been great when I had my nokia!
Liam115 years ago
Hahahaha damn, I busted my Nokia 6300s screen (same model shown in the instructable) 4 months ago, if only I'd seen this 4 months ago, hahahaha, I wouldnt have gone out and bought a new one, lol.

.... beter way is try to open with nail start from this side...
knarx (author)  stukovaditelj5 years ago
No problem, I trust you. But I just wanted to say, that it did not break at my cells and that it could brake.
Thanks for the hint.
trust me .... im repairing cell's .... sometime you wil find problem when remove front case like this...
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... green line down ... on right picc .... wil broke...
... not god idea!!! Like this position wil destroy one microfone part !!!
knarx (author)  stukovaditelj5 years ago
No. it doesn't.
Maybe it could, but it definitely not will surely.
I did it before.

vadoo76 years ago
is it possible to use an lcd from one phone on another phone?
knarx (author)  vadoo76 years ago
You mean, you wnt to use the lcd of an Nokia 6300 in another 6300? Yes, of course this is possible.
vadoo7 knarx6 years ago
sorry for being so vague. what i meant to say is, could you use a nokia 6300 lcd on a completely different phone. i know that it wouldnt fit in the phone housing, but would the screen be functional?
vadoo7 vadoo76 years ago
btw, nice instructable
knarx (author)  vadoo76 years ago
knarx (author)  vadoo76 years ago
No problem. It is all about the connector/plug of the display. The male plug of the nokia lcd will probably fit into the most nokia phones female plugs. The best way would be to look after pictures of the mainboard of the desired "other phone". Maybe many lcds have the same plug.
Sandisk1duo7 years ago
Great instructable!
knarx (author)  Sandisk1duo7 years ago
Add it to a group, you'll get more views!