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I miss my n950 and wish I could go back to using it. But after a colleague of mine dropped it, the LCD started to leak and the phone became unusable.

Is there anything I can do to bring this amazing device back to life?

 

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Unfortunately it is impossible to get spare for LCD of N950 as they were unique only to this device, unless buying another device.
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Sorry, just sorry.
Is your colleague well again?
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Did it start to bleed behind the mechanical parts ?

http://rzr.online.fr/q/lcd

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Originally Posted by www.rzr.online.fr View Post
Did it start to bleed behind the mechanical parts ?

http://rzr.online.fr/q/lcd
Not sure if it's behind the mechanical parts. Definitely looks like a leakage as the initial black lines have turned to a big circular black blob that sits in the middle of the screen.

I looked at that link but i wasnt sure what to do with it. Did you manage to find replacement screens?
 

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"What can i do with my n950?"

REALLY?

well...

I have a few good ideas ...

but most of them revolve around putting postage on it and sending it to me!
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@endso, it's broken...
 

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@endso, it's broken...
That doesn't matter. I believe endsormeans can still open it and unplug the wires/FPC and unmount some chips then plug in to some N810 or N800 see if it works? That's just one of it.
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Originally Posted by juiceme View Post
@endso, it's broken...
Hmm... Well if it still turns on, can you output to a monitor and use it as a computer with the added bonus you can make phone calls?
In addition, you could then load Easy Debian which works on N9/N950 if you want full feature linux distribution running.

Another possibility? Even though a little smaller, could you replace the screen with one from N9?
 

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Another possibility? Even though a little smaller, could you replace the screen with one from N9?
Yes, of course that is doable too. Only without checking the schematics I cannot offhand say what else is needed; at least the display driver is different so you will need some SMD soldering skills

It is also highly likely that's not enough; probably you'll need to build an adapter on a daughterboard which needs to fit inside the device enclosure.
I could probably do it as I have the skills and access to proper tools, but this is not something uninitiates should attempt as their first project
 

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