It’s time to tear down the Nokia 6 to check the build quality and to see how I managed to pass my durability tests so well, depending on what side of the planet you’re on Nokia could also be pronounced Nokia. Still, either way, let’s get started. Excellent remove the sim card tray first like I always do.
And then comes the heat gun if you remember with the Google pixel had a screen that off first this is going to be almost the same process which is smart from a design and repair perspective because filters are usually. The first thing to break on the phone is taking it then middle pry tool and sliding it under the glass after the adhesive has been softened. The drink warmed up till just about too hot to touch.
I’m placing cards into the glass after it is lifted so that it won’t read it here to the frame again. I’m taking extraordinary care not to touch. The LCD edge underneath that glass layer with my middle pry tool or the cards because that LCD has the structural integrity of the potato chip.
We’ll see what I mean in a minute. Typically anyone attempting this repair will already have a crack screen and won’t need to salvage or save the old one. Still, since I like to keep my phones in working condition, for the most part, I’m careful one of the sides has been slid the screen lift off just high enough for me to slip on my playing cards. Underneath the LCD, remember touching the size of the LCD with anything is catastrophic.
It’s straightforward to break; most people will not be successful in removing a functional screen on their first try, so if you ever end up replacing them.
Anything inside the phone plan on replacing the filter as well, there’s a ribbon cable you need to avoid slicing down. These can easily be cut with a business card or a metal pry tool symmetry stay way from them prevent the home button and menu buttons to lift against the glass instead of downward against the metal and now.
We start to see what makes this phone so heavy a solid middle mid-plate is protecting the rest of the components I was going to double-check and make sure that my screen is still functional. I would recommend doing this yourself. It’s better to leave the phone off the entire time. It’s open surprisingly enough though I was successful in my screen is still functioning so power down and move on to the connector there’s one little screw holding down the middle bracket over this green ribbon connector all in a snap that just like a bit of lego.
The screen is off the phone, and this is it if all you need is a screener placement this is all you have to do you need to watch the article any farther grab your new screen plop.
It on, and you are good to go. It’s incredibly simple to remember that the corners and the edge of the LCD are the most fragile. That’s why I was delighted that LG got rid of the holes on the LG G. 6; it does help with the removal process of an experienced tech. Who doesn’t need to save the old screen could probably do a whole screener placement on this Nokia 6 and less than 10 minutes to link any replacement screens and tools that I find in the article description. There’s one more screw holding down the fingerprint scanner and home button ribbons. Hence, those stop working. They’re also super easy to replace all set these off to the side.
And this little guy is the battery connector it would be smart to disconnect this before moving the screen in the home button just so nothing shorts out on accident I almost missed it because it was so small. Then we find to wait for it 19 screws surrounding the middle mid-mid play. Some of these are different sizes.
So it would help if you kept this was organized as you remove them. Once the screws around us that my pry tool in up near the top of your piece and lift. The metal plate, like a giant door, has some latches at the bottom, so this is the best way to go about it.
Then we have complete access to the battery; this is a repair guys dream by the way the cells out and away from all the fragile electronic components. Now so if Bryant needs to happen during the replacement process, nothing significant can be broken look at this. The Nokia 6 even has those magical pull tabs. There is no prying to be done at all. Just tugged the pull tab any piece of pulls out away from the battery, leaving it wholly loose and free to fall apart from metal plate no force necessary.
I’ll give all the thumbs up to Nokia for this one; if apple and Samsung don’t step up their game, this phone is going to win the most durable and repairable phone of 2017 easy there is a 3000 Milan power here’s the middle mid-plate a good reason. This phone is a rigid one. It’s made of quality metal, and 2 when it is screwed into the thick metal back housing, it forms a durable metal sandwich well.
We need to take a few pointers here from Nokia. There’s one more middle bracket holding down the volume, and headphone Jack connectors all set that off to the side. Then 6 more screws are holding down the motherboard to the frame keep these organized and away from the mid place screws then again under click the volume Rubin and the headphone Jack ribbon, and this is where it starts to get tricky now usually.
I’m one of the first people in the world to tear down a cell phone for your tubes, which means I don’t have any guides to follow as I’m doing this circuit board pull straight down and then lifts out of the frame during the tinkering. I forgot on a clip that bottom left wire cable so when the board finally lifted off the head tore off the wire incredibly cheap to fix just kind of annoyed that happened in the first place so make sure that your coils and plugs before pulling out of the board there’s one more ribbon cable on.
The bottom as well that leads down to the charging port looking at the motherboard we can see the two cameras are modular. The LED flash is built into the circuits if I pop off each of these little cameras, we can see that the left one is the rear 16-megapixel camera and the right little guys the 8-megapixel front-facing camera neither of which have the hardware.
Stabilization for me I. S. or optical image stabilization is super essential electronic stabilizing is usually not as suitable as the device stabilizing.
When it comes to article quality, and since I do a lot with video, it’s kind of a deal-breaker for me. I hope Nokia includes it in their future devices following this extension ribbon down the charging port we find for more screws remove. Those and clip the wire cable that we destroyed the other end of and the micro USB charging port can pull away from the frame it’s tucked underneath those little metal tabs on the frame just like the motherboard of topless it also.
A little microphone down there at the bottom next to the micro USB port, the last figure, has its special section in the phone’s frame—each metal-rich or lip. Inside a metal, the object adds strength to the overall structure, so this Nokia 6 is utilizing. All the available space and design tricks. I’m pretty impressed this phone also has the same circular vibrator motor we saw on the HTC U.
Ultra, when putting the circuit board back into place, remember that they slip underneath the metal tabs along the bottom of the frame. I’ll get the four screws back in there. Now we can deal with this extension reviewed. It plugs into the bottom of the motherboards all do that before setting it down to the frame. When I go to set the motherboard down, you need to talk itself into the top of the frame first under the metal tags protruding from the casing.
I’ve never seen a phone bill like such a tank before. Still, I’m not complaining these boards are moving anywhere the volume. Power button gets plugged in next as well as the headphone Jackrabbit visible snap into place like a little lego you’ll feel it click in there’s a small metal bracket holding these down as a second layer of protection technically you can screw this in place right now.
If you have your screws organized or can wait to the back metal panels in place, six more screws are holding down the motherboard, and don’t forget to plug in that bottom left wire cable either since mine is broken. I’ll just have to live with that until I can get a replacement wire the better get set back into place but not plugged in yet, and finally, we can plot that metal mid-frame down to the phone.
It has two tabs along the bottom that need to be set at the frame first, and then the rest can then be pushed down. Now we get to sandwich the metal slabs together with the 19 little screws overkill probably, but durable I slide the home button into a bit of groove routing that wire over the plug work clips in I’ll take it back down keep it secure and then finally we to install the screen.
It’ll click back in just like little later connections we’ve been working on this whole time, and then when everything is plugged in, including the battery, which should be last, we can plot the final two middle brackets in the place of the plugs. We’re kind to set the screen down into the frame to line it up over the home button and keep it inside the cruise.
The metal sites I imagine the replacement screens will come with their own it he said which will help keep them down and in place over often repair perspective if you have to work on a cell phone is glued shut this is probably.
The most ideal one to work on screens break most often on cell phones, and that’s the first component on this device to be removed batteries fail most often after that, and this battery’s located right below the screen pretty easy access for both repairs.
I hope the Nokia 6 holds on the software and camera side of things because they surely have the hardware and build quality nail correctly.