Nokia 8 teardown shows repairs are tricky but doable

October 30th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

Nokia 8 already went through the grueling burn and bend tests of JerryRigEverything and lived, but what if it didn’t? How hard would it be to repair a component that broke or failed? Well, nothing like a comprehensive teardown to answer that question.

The phone is certainly well-built, but a novice will have a hell of a time trying to repair it. The first obstacle is the screen, which is glued down. Below that things are mostly held down with screws and plenty of them – 30 in total with different sizes and one standoff screw.

The copper heat pipe is interesting. It’s pretty big, but it…

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