It's time to tear down the Nokia six to build quality and see how I managed to pass my durability test so well depending on west side of the planet here on Nokia could also be pronounced Nakia but either way let's get started I'm going to remove the SIM card tray first like I always do and then comes the heat gun if you remember with the Google.
Pixel how the screen lifted off first this is going to be almost the exact same process which is actually really smart from a design and repair perspective because screens they'll usually the first thing to break on a phone I'm taking a thin metal pry tool and sliding it under the glass after the adhesive has been softened and the glass warmed up till just about too hot to.
Touch I'm placing cards under the glass after it's lifted so that it won't reappear to the frame again I'm taking extraordinary care not to touch the LCD edge underneath that glass layer with my metal pry tool or the cards because that LCD has the structural integrity of a potato chip you'll see what I mean in a minute normally anyone attempting this repair will already have a crack.
Screening and won't need to salvage or save the old one but since I like to keep my phones in working condition for the most part I'm being careful once all the sides have been slit the screen will lift off just high enough for me to slip one of my playing cards underneath the LCD remember touching the sides of the LCD with anything is catastrophic it's extremely easy to break most people will.
Not be successful in removing a functional screen on their first try so if you ever end up replacing anything inside of the phone just plan on replacing the screen as well there are some ribbon cables that you need to avoid slicing down here these can easily be cut with a business card or a metal pry tool so make sure you stay away from them avoid the home button and menu.
Buttons to lift upward against the glass instead of downward against the metal and now we started to see what makes this phone so strong a solid metal mid plate is protecting the rest of the components I'm just going to double check and make sure that my screen is still functional I wouldn't recommend doing this yourself it's better just to leave the phone off.
The entire time it's open surprisingly enough though I was successful in my screen is still functioning so I'll power it down and move on to the connector there's one little screw holding down the metal bracket over the screen ribbon connector I'll snap that just like a little Lego and the screens off the phone and this is it if all you need is a.
Screen replacement this is literally all you have to do you don't need to watch the video any farther just grab your new screen plop it on and you are good to go it's really incredibly simple remember that the corners and the edge of the LCD are going to be the most fragile that's why I was really happy that LG got rid of their corners on the LG g6 it does help.
With the removal process an experienced tech who doesn't need to save the old screen could probably do a whole screen replacement on this nokia 6 in less than 10 minutes I'll link any replacement screens and tools that I find in the video description there's one more screw holding down the fingerprint scanner and home-button ribbons so if those stop working they're also super easy to.
Replace I'll set these off to the side and this little guy is the battery connector it would be smart to disconnect this before removing the screen and the home button just so nothing shorts out on accident I almost missed it cause it was so small and then we find wait for it 19 screws surrounding the middle middle middle 8 some of these are different sizes so it.
Is very important that you keep the screws organized as you remove them once the screws are out I'll slip my pry tool in up near the top earpiece and lift the metal plate up like a giant door there are some latches at the bottom so this is the best way to go about it and then we have complete access to the battery this is a repair guys dream by the way the battery is out and away from all the.
Fragile electronic components now so if prying needs to happen during the replacement process nothing important can be broken but look at this the Nokia 16 has those magical pull tabs there is no pride to be done at all you just tug the pull tab and the adhesive pulls out away from the battery leaving it completely loose and free to fall away from the 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 to batteries a 3000 milliamp power here's that metal mid plate definitely a huge reason this phone is so rigid one it's made of quality metal and two when it's screwed into the thick metal tack.
Housing it forms an indestructible metal sandwich while we need to take a few pointers here from Nokia there's one more middle bracket holding down the volume and headphone jack connectors I'll set that off to the side and then six more screws our holding down the motherboard to the frame keep these organized and away from the mid plate screws then I can unclip.
The volume ribbon and the headphone jack ribbon and this is where it starts to get kind of tricky now normally I'm one of the first people in the world to tear down a cell phone for the youtubes which means I don't have any guides to follow as I'm doing the circuit board pulls straight down and then lifts up out of the frame during my tinkering I forgot to unclip.
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 annoying that it happened in the first place so make sure that your wire is unplugged before pulling it 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 and 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 guy is the 8 megapixel front-facing camera neither of which had the hardware stabilization for me oh is or optical image stabilization is super important electronic stabilizing is.
Usually not as good as the hardware stabilizing when it comes to video 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 to the charging port we find four more screws remove those and unclip the wire cable that we destroyed the other end of and the microUSB charging port.
Can pull away from the frame it's tucked underneath those little metal tabs on the frame just like the motherboard up top was it also has a little microphone down there at the bottom next to the microUSB port the loudspeaker has its own special section in the frame of the phone each metal Ridge or lip inside of a metal object at strength to the overall structure so this Nokia six.
Really is utilizing all the available space and design tricks I'm pretty impressed this phone also has the same circular vibrator motor we saw in 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 and now we can deal with this extension.
Ribbon it plugs into the bottom of the motherboard so I'll do that before I set it down into the frame and when I go to set the motherboard down it needs to tuck itself into the top of the frame first under the metal tabs protruding from the frame I've never seen a phone built like such a tank before but I'm not complaining these boards definitely are.
Moving anywhere the volume and power button gets plugged in next as well as the headphone jack ribbon these will both snap into place like a little Lego you'll feel it click in there's a little metal bracket holding these down as a second layer of protection technically you can screw this in place right now if the edgar screws organized or you can just wait till the back metal panel is.
In place there are six more screws 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 it for now until I can get a replacement wire the battery gets set back into place but not plugged in yet and finally we can plop that metal mid frame down to the phone it has two tabs along the bottom that.
Need to be set into the frame first and then the rest of it can be pushed down and now we get to sandwich the metal slabs together with the 19 little screws overkill probably but durable definitely I'll slide that home button into little groove routing that wire over to the plug where it clips in I'll tape it back down just to keep it secure and then finally we had to install the screen.
It'll clip back in just like the little Lego 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 plop the file to metal brackets into place over the plugs and we're good to set the screen down into the frame making sure to line it up over the home button and keep it inside of the grooves on the.
Metal sides I imagine that the replacement screens will come with their own adhesive which will help keep them down and in place overall from a repair perspective if you have to work on a cell phone it's 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 that Nokia six holds its own on the software and camera size of things because they for sure have the hardware and build quality nailed perfectly if you want to see more tech review from the inside hit that subscribe button I have many more videos on the way thanks for watching.
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