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How to replace a cracked or broken Nokia 2610 LCD Screen

Have you dropped your phone and broke the LCD screen. Surprisingly this is a fix that is really easy; everyone can do it. All you need is a few basic tools, and perhaps an hour or less.

You can buy a replacement Nokia 2610 LCD Screen from eBay.

Tools:

T-6 torx driver

Plastic tool (I use a guitar pick)

Instructions:

1. Power off the phone.

2. Remove the battery and SIM card.

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3. Carefully insert a plastic tool/guitar pick into the seam, and begin to pry the two sides of the housing apart.  There are two plastic tabs on each side (four in total) of the housing that hold it together. 

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4. Using a T-6 torx driver, remove the 6 screws holding the mainboard/LCD screen to the back housing. 

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5. Hold firmly onto the two metal tabs on the LCD screen where the screws used to be, halfway down each side. Press gently on the lower portion of the LCD screen to separate it from the guide, referring to the photo below. 

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6. Insert the plastic tool under the tab in the upper right hand corner of the LCD screen to separate the LCD screen from the main board. The lower picture is how it should look when the LCD screen is removed.

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7. Set the old LCD screen aside, being careful to not scratch or smudge the new LCD screen. 

8. Place the replacement LCD screen back onto the main board.  Apply pressure gently on the connection until it rests firmly in place.

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9. Place the LCD screen metal guide back over the top of the LCD screen. Ensure proper orientation. If it starts to bind up too much in one corner or another, remove and retry.  You don’t want to crack the LCD screen. Line up the metal guide with the screw holes on the main board. Also, be careful not to scratch or smudge the LCD screen. If so, it will need to be cleaned.

10. With all the screw holes lined up, put all six T-6 torx screws back in.  Be careful to not over-torque the screws. 

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11. The front cover can now be put back on. Hook the front cover over the back cover, as in the picture below. Press firmly on the middle and lower sections of both sides of the housing until the four clips are fully in place. Make sure the clips are fully engaged. 

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12. Reinstall the SIM card, battery and back cover. 

13. Power on the phone to verify proper operation. 

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That’s it!  Enjoy your newly repaired Nokia 2610 LCD screen.  And laugh at all your friends that have to spend lots of money to have someone else fix their phone. 

Remember you can get a New Nokia 2610 LCD Screen from the store. 

And I know that I said to reinstall the sim card.  I don’t have one for this phone when the picture was taken.  Yours will need to be reinstalled. 

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Disclaimer: Disassembling your Nokia 2610 will void the warranty. Proceed with the following instructions at you own risk. www.howtofixmyphone.com is not liable for any damage that may occur. This website is in no way related to or associated with Nokia.

Originally posted 2009-02-25 06:43:23.

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1. To activate the magnify glass on the browser click the trackball twice.

2. Turning off the GPS saves battery life to do so go to Menu, Settings, Security and Location.

3. When you want to change a setting just about anywhere on the phone hit menu, it’ll give you options.

4. In browser, and also in pic gallery-when the zoom + – shows up- you can hold the + down and it will smoothly keep panning in.

5. Switch phone orientation to landscape: In web browser, go to menu>more>flip orientation. This will change the phone orientation to landscape so that you don’t have to open the screen to get it to flip.

6. Saving pictures from the web: Press and hold the image for 3 seconds, a selection will pop-up either to save image or view image. It may contain more selections if the image contains a link.

7. To forward picture and text messages: Press and hold the message.

8. In browser, long press trackball/pearl on image to bring up “save image/view image”
-in browser, long press trackball/pearl over url to bring up “open/open in new window/bookmark link/save link/share link/copy link url”
-in browser, press menu to bring up browser menu (go to url/search/bookmarks/…etc); long-press menu to temporarily flash the shortcuts.

9. Holding the home button brings up your 6 most recent apps.

10. To make ringtones, alerts, and notifications make a folder inside your memory card each one containing there own name such as “ringtones” “alarms” “notifications”.

11. To rename a folder on the homescreen click and hold the dock at the top of the folders name.

12. Long press the phone key for voice dial.

13. To Cut, press Menu and x. To Copy, press Menu and c. To Paste, press Menu andv

14. Clear your Cache!

If you’ve been using streetview or the browser alot, the cache can quickly get big. I’ve only had the phone for two days and got 20MB back by clearing the cache on these two.
Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Browser > Clear Data
Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Streetview > Clear Data

15. In the browser, hold down ALT key and roll trakball for fast scrolling.( Or press space bar for a fast scroll down)

16. Use AnyCut (Application in Android Market) to put important contacts on your desktop, I usually use the text one because it’s also useful if you want to call them, just pull up the text screen then hold your finger on their phone number and you can view contact and call them from there, of course you can use AnyCut to make it go straight to their contact info, but I usually am texting people so that’s why I used text.

17. How to change screen name on Aim:  Go to the Application menu or IM application, CLICK and HOLD the chat application you wish to change the Username of, and you will be able to change your IM name.

18. How to Increase Battery Life

-Turn off GPS
-Lower screen brightness
-Turn off Wi-fi when you are not around any wifi networks

19. How to SOFT RESET the G1

1) Turn Off the Phone
2) Remove Battery
3) Remove Sim Card
4) Put battery and sim card again
5) Turn On the phone
6) Press Menu
7) Factory Data Reset (Remember that: This action will reset the phone to its initial factory state, erasing all data and wonloaded applications, so BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP first you try this). Cool Press “reset phone”

20. How to Hard Reset Your G1 and Start From Scratch –

1) Turn off the Phone
2) Press HOME + POWER KEYS (keep them holding for about 25 secs) until you see a screen with a phone and a triangle. then
3) SLIDE YOUR KEYBOARD TO OPEN IT
4) press ALT + l ( TO SHOW YOU OPTIONS)
5) Press ALT + W ( TO FORMAT ALL DATA)
Note: When I write the sign + you don’t have to press the + sign, it means that you need to press both keys @ the same time.
Note2: Don’t do this if you don’t have a Data Plan or your 2G or 3G is not working, why? because you will not be able to sign in again without a working Data Plan (2g / 3g).

Originally posted 2009-09-11 10:02:17.

Video demostration for the “Rice Method”

In an earlier post I mentioned the “Rice Method” for drying a phone.  Here is a quick video demonstration of it.  It is staged of course, but it gets the idea across. 
 
 
So never be afraid to use your phone in the pool or bathroom again.    

Originally posted 2009-02-09 23:14:01.

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