Cracking Open the Nokia Lumia 800: Detaching the motherboard connectors
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I have been told by my mobile network that the Lumia 800 is beyond economical repair due to the pins being bent/broken on the charger port/usb connector. Any ideas why this is? Is it not a module that can be replaced or can it be soldered? I am thinking of just buying one with a broken screen off Ebay and putting my screen into it. Any advise on this appreciated...
In order to change the case you need to remove all the parts inside. For a complete disassembly in full 1080p search for 'lumia 800 disassembly' on YouTube, Enjoy :-)