How to Repair A Cracked Lumia 520 Screen

The Nokia's Lumia has been plagued with cracked screen problems since the release of the Lumia 920. We have seen many complaints from lots of people that the Lumia 520 screens cracked or shattered for various causes. In some reports, people said they dropped the phone on the ground, and the touch screen digitizer was broken, but the LCD display functionality still works fine. In several reports, people told us that they just cracked lumia 520 screen assembly (both touch screen digitizer and LCD screen) completely, as the front glass was huge broken and the LCD displayed nothing.

If you've cracked the lumia 520 screen accidentally and you plan to just change it with a brand new one, ETrade Supply is here to help and we can walk you through screen repairs on not only this Nokia Lumia 520 but also other models including Nokia, iPhone, Samsung, HTC, Motorola,etc. In this tutorial article, we will show you how to DIY repair cracked lumia 520 screen and give you links to the parts and tools you need from our online store.

How to Repair the Cracked  Screen on Lumia 520

How to Repair the Cracked Screen on Lumia 520

 

Tools and Parts You Need to DIY Fix the Cracked Screen on Lumia 520:

* Professional smartphone repair tools you need:

1. T4 Screwdriver.

2. Case open tool.


* 100% OEM brand new Lumia 520 replacement parts you need:

1. Nokia Lumia 520 replacement touch screen digitizer

Touch screen digitizer for Lumia 520

 

2. Nokia Lumia 520 replacement LCD display

Replacement LCD screen for Lumia 520

 

3. Nokia Lumia 520 replacement screen assembly (including LCD screen and touch screen digitizer)

Replacement Screen for Lumia 520

 

 

Detailed Steps on How to Disassemble Lumia 520 and Even replace the screen:

Before the start, you can protect the Lumia 520 screen with a piece of the protective film.

Protect the Lumia 520 screen with the protective film

1. Release the back cover by pushing from the top part

Release the back cover

 

 

2. Remove the back cover

Remove the back cover

 

3. Lift up the battery from the bottom and remove it.

Lift up the battery 

 

4. Undo the 5 screws in the order shown.

Undo the 5 screws

 

5. Undo the 3 screws in the order shown.

Undo the 3 screws

 

6. Release the 2 clips on the left side, starting from the bottom.

Release the 2 clips 

 

7. Release the 2 clips on the right side, starting from the bottom.

Release the 2 clips on the right side 

 

8. Release the top side in the order shown.

Release the top side 

 

9. Lift up and remove the middle frame in the order shown.

Lift up and remove the middle frame 

10. Lift up the loudspeaker and then remove it.(pass this step when you just need to replace the LCD screen)

Remove the speaker 

 

11. Remove the gasket of the speaker.(pass this step when you just need to replace the LCD screen)

Remove the gasket of the speaker

 

12. Disconnect the connector of the display.

Disconnect the connector 

 

13. Disconnect the connector of the touch screen.

Disconnect the connector of the touch screen

 

14. Release the touch screen connector from the motherboard.

Release the touch screen connector

 

15. Release the two clips which holding the motherboard.

Release the two clips 

 

16. Lift up and remove the motherboard.

Remove the motherboard 

 

17. Remove the camera.(if you just need to replace the LCD screen and your camera worked fine,you can pass this step)

Remove the camera 

 

18. Release the ear speaker and remove it.

Release the ear speaker and remove it

 

19. Remove the gasket of the ear speaker.

Remove the gasket of the ear speaker 

 

20. Lift up and release the earphone jack.

20.1Lift up and release the earphone jack 

20.2Lift up and release the earphone jack  

 

21. Remove  the heat spreader.

Remove  the heat spreader 

 

22. Release the display  from the shown place.

Release the display 

 

23. Separate the screen assembly which including the touch screen digitizer and LCD screen from the screen support.

Separate the screen assembly 

 

24. Protect the other side of the screen with the protective film.

Protect the other side of the screen 

 

25. Release and separate the LCD display from the screen assembly.

25.1Release and separate the LCD display 

25.2Release and separate the LCD display 

Finally, disassembly procedure is complete, you can replace the digitizer or screen assembly, and then reassemble the device in reverse order.

Disassembly procedure is complete 

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  1. BY DDI_123
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    My Nokia 520 is a work phone whose front digitizer cracked when it fell. Initially I located a generic (non OEM) on Amazon, but after reading how many things went wrong, I quickly realized I needed an OEM. Furthermore, I never changed any phone screen before, and no one near here could repair it.
    In google, I saw this article and these instructions, and it looked easy as all the tools and parts were listed. In fact, I didn’t even know it was just the digitizer I needed, as the LCD was still working, until I read these instructions.
    I’m used to the Amazon checkout process to purchase online, but this website was just as easy, and because I used Paypal I paid in my local currency, which is very convenient. Better yet, was the ability to ship straight to my country, which I received in a very fast 7 calendar days (non-expedited shipping from Hong Kong). So, the payment process was smooth, hassle-free, and convenient.
    The package, to my surprise came in a plastic kit, which was inside the shipping box. It was impressively very well padded and packed inside.
    And the best part was I sat down, followed these instructions, and got my phone working in 20 minutes. A couple steps weren’t necessary for me, one step has caused my camera to stop working. I don’t mind at all because for a very affordable price, I was able to revive my phone and data, and defer the purchase of a new phone.
    In the parts list in this article, I couldn’t figure out what they meant by “Plastic card”, which I can only assume is used in Step 17. I don’t recommend doing this step, as the camera is mounted on the motherboard, and doesn’t affect changing the screen or LCD (for my phone). In fact, in putting it back, my camera refuses to work. Step 10 should read Microphone, and not speaker, but I didn’t do this step, and my phone worked out fine. It’s possible there are slight variations of the phone ? I don’t know.
    Overall, I’m extremely impressed and I’ve already started telling friends and family about eTradeSupply.com.
    I wouldn’t have shopped here if it weren’t for these instructions. I’m also not easily impressed….need I say more ?

    • BY Kaye
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      Hi,thank you for your constructive advises and support to our products.you are right about the repair guide in step 17 you’ve mentioned in your comment, there is no need to remove the camera from the motherboard if you’ve got the fine camera, we should have mentioned that before, this is a whole tear down review for lumia 520 and there are some steps you can pass if you just need to replace the LCD screen, we’re sorry to cause you inconvenience and re correct them. And the step 10, that part is the loudspeaker and the microphone is soldered on the motherboard. Thanks again!

  2. BY Diipo
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    my screen cracked and no more responds to touch. However it comes on anytime its switched on. How much is a touch screen now?
    Thanx

    Diipo

  3. BY Chetan vishwakarma
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    Can Nokia Lumia 520 touch works on my Lumia 525

    • BY May
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      Hello Chetan, the Lumia 520 touchscreen does not work on Lumia 525. Hope it helps.

  4. BY mark parmasaen
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    my lumia 530 broke the screen what is the cost of repair, in kenya my no 0722929872

  5. BY danish
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    i have nokia lumia complete panel any one need please contact me 03402046489

  6. BY Mark adrian de claro
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    how much nokia lumia 520 screen in philippine money

  7. BY Rajesh Pathak
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    My nokia jst fell out my hand an broke an I bought it last month nw da screen is cracked and not working. how much will I pay for repairing. Pls. give me details in India rupees.

  8. BY radu
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    hy.i have a problem.i change my touch of my lumia 520.( by from amazon not original) and is not reconaized by soft.first time worked ,after restart no work.i try soft reset , hard reset, nothing,i try downgrade with ” lumia softer recovery tool” work after downgrade but if i restart the phone…same problem.touch dont work…what to do ???please help me:((

  9. BY milind
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    sir, I am using Lumia 525. My touch screen was broken. where can I get the original touch screen at pune & at what price?

  10. BY jyothi madhavi
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    my nokia lumia fell from my hand the touch is working fine but the screen is damaged, how much it will cost for the screen

  11. BY Ashok Tanwar
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    Can you supply the Touch Screen Digitizer of Lumia 520 for repair in Delhi. What will be the cost and payment process?

    • BY May
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      Yes, the replacement link is: http://www.etradesupply.com/oem-nokia-lumia-520-digitizer-touch-screen-with-front-housing.html

      • BY huma
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        my nokia 520 was slipped my hand and the screen was minor cracked from coner side.very very minor.but its touch screen is not working.plz advise me am i change my screen or not?only touch system or screen or both.and what expenses are require in pakistan ?plz help me.

        • BY Davi
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          Yep, you need to replace the digitizer touch screen. It is very easy to handle this issue.
          you can check the Nokia 520 digitizer touch screen and find the estimate expense including shipping fee.

          http://www.etradesupply.com/oem-nokia-lumia-520-digitizer-touch-screen-with-front-housing

          also, we have video tutorial you can follow to repair it:
          Disassembly video: youtube.com/watch?v=QNQN4HL0tSg&ab_channel=ETradeSupply
          Reassembly video: youtube.com/watch?v=ulCiYsgWiMk&ab_channel=ETradeSupply

  12. BY Paula
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    My screen to my Nokia lumia 820 crack and touch screen not working but it display works/shows fine, can someone tell me what need to re repair, if it is the screen,digitizer etc

  13. BY naila
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    i have crashed lcd of nukia lumia and than change it. but after it’s not working accurately, when i plugged it touch not responds, and displaying contenousily plbs, plz guide me what i have to do?????????????

  14. BY Ray Boy
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    I have a working Nokia Lumina 520 with a cracked glass. I also have a Nokia Lumina 520 that quit working. How difficult is it to swap out the working unit to the case of the non-working unit? Will I have to do much dis-assembling to do this are can I remove the good unit in one piece and re-install into the good case? Appreciate it.

  15. BY lucia
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    i bought lumia 520 4 days ago it slipped from my hand and fell on the ground the sceen is broken half of the screen is not working what can i do to fix this?

  16. BY Makayla
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    Hi, well about 3 weeks ago, i boug a brand new nokia lumia 520, my friend and i were playing and i forgot my phone was i my back pocket and when i lightly sat into my desk at school, and the screen broke, it turns on and off but thr touch isn’t working anf it won’t let mr unlock it. HELP PLEASE?!”

  17. BY tembisa
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    does my phone screen cracking and not functioning mean it is unrepairable?

  18. BY Samuel
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    how much would it cost to replace an L C D of samsung g 900

  19. BY In colony they ask to give 500for screen
    |

    Iam given 500rs they repair it

  20. BY niti
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    Love it, i hope lumia 520 screen crean how much it cost

  21. BY Lily
    |

    Hi
    Does somebody knows if I can replace my LCD screen on a lumia 525 by on from the 520?
    I find a lot of replacement screen for 520 but none for 525 or they cist a fortune…
    Thanks guys

    • BY sdh
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      Screens compatible, frequencies different. 520 ATT, 525 T-Mobile (in USA)

  22. BY Lokesh
    |

    Hi Everyone,

    Even my phone felt down and got cracks.. I guess I can sought it out under 1500.. If this is not the case do advise..

    Regards,
    LA

  23. BY Chotu
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    My Lumia 520 screen has cracked middle of the screen and 2 vertical lines have appeared, there is no problem in display but half the touch screen is not working.
    so what should i change LCD or Touch Screen or Both.
    help me guys……..

  24. BY silly
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    I encountered this also, my lumia 520 had the screen cracked, the display wasnt damaged yet the touch didnt worked.

    If you broke your screen and touch doesn’t work but the display is fine, you need a new Touch Screen Digitizer and tools. It doesnt cost much actually, look for one in ebay.
    In some instance, both the touch and the display wouln’t work, you new to replace it with a new LED digitizer and Touch Screen digitizer.

  25. BY jagadeesh gandhi
    |

    I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with broken touched screen. Display appears with day and date after powered up but screen will not change pages. Can I just replace the touch screen only without changing the LCD?
    Your reply will be appreciated.
    Thank you

  26. BY paddy
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    its has a hair-line crack and now I cant slide it or answer calls inspite of it being in perfect working order.
    Joke !!

  27. BY bharat
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    what is actually price of screen nokia lumia 520

  28. BY SIPhO
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    Guys I need some serious help eish my touch digitizer has cracked so I need 2 replace it so I dnt knw where in SA I could find some help!!

  29. BY Ethan
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    Horrible phone, the screen craked on my back pocket just from sitting on it and I’m not even heavy

  30. BY Nai
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    My nokia lumia 525 fell out of my hand and didn’t start at all. Nokia care is saying it’s motherboard is damaged and can’t be repaired. So wanted to know what is the actual cost and how can I buy a motherboard for lumia 525

  31. BY sayon
    |

    The glass cracked as i took it (Lumia 520) out from my jeans pocket. Very much shocking. Just lying inside a pocket how can a glass crack itself. Display is working fine but the touch isn’t working. I also d n’t know what is the actual cost of the repair. Can anyone suggest ? Your suggestions shall be highly appreciated.
    Thank you.

  32. BY prakash
    |

    my nokia Lumia 520 mobile screen just crack in last night, touch is not working but display is working and also Camera is working. Can anyone help me to buy a new screen. Thank you

  33. BY Philip
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    the phone screen itself costs about £10 on ebay, look around and you may be able to get it for less

  34. BY archimay
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    plz tell me ,the cost of lumia 520screen

  35. BY Laurancio
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    how to restart phone with a broken unresponsieve screen and a broken lock button. please help

    • BY Akarsh
      |

      connect to pc… it will switch on..

  36. BY Laurance
    |

    I broke my windows phone Lumia 520 screen and lock button. I want to restart but I can’t, Plus my phone wont open because the phone touch doesn’t work. Can anyone help without me needing to buy a new screen. Thank you

  37. BY Laurancio
    |

    I broke my windows phone Lumia 520 screen and lock button. I want to restart but I can’t, Plus my phone wont open because the phone touch doesn’t work. Anyone had the same problem please help me. Thank you

  38. BY Laurancio
    |

    allgoods got what I needed

  39. BY Laurancio Dimo
    |

    My lock button broke, then a few months later the screen cracked a little, the size of a string not a biggy, I don’t want to buy a new screen. How can I reset my phone. Plus the phone wont open.

  40. BY David
    |

    I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with broken touched screen. Display appears with day and date after powered up but screen will not change pages. Can I just replace the touch screen only without changing the LCD?
    Your reply will be appreciated.
    Thank you

  41. BY sharooq
    |

    my lumia 525 screen cracked yesterday and i went to nokia care.they said the screen glass is seperatly given, the display has to be changed even thought only my screen glass is broken. which they said would cost rs3200

  42. BY Ben
    |

    My screen cracked while in my pocket . This is second Nokia i’veI bought and I even bought hard case to put the phone in .

  43. BY sathya
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    my screen was broken, i went to nokia care they say 3500 rs for changing the display i was shocked. one screen is worth for one phone price how they cheat me, nokia care is always worst caring for the customer

  44. BY chirag
    |

    Nokia520 want to change whole,screen how much it will cost for me

  45. BY aruna
    |

    can you tell me the cost of nokia luma screen of 520

  46. BY aruna
    |

    yesterday my phone screen was cracked of nokia lumia 520 .Can you tell me the actual cost of screen . please convey

    • BY nav dittu
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      Same prblm my screen glas brokend soo hw much price say wid me dear

  47. BY Mani
    |

    Hi

    I have a nokia 928 which I bought from USA. Its not available in India. I broke the screen; however the display works fine. Where can I get this fixed? Coz the display screen is not available in India.

  48. BY Jacob john Panicker
    |

    In last week my phone screen was cracked. Display is working smoothly but touch doesn’t worked. can you tell the actual price to replace the screen. every one have different opinion some one say it worth Rs.2800, 2200, 1500. I am totally confused it. Pls give me the actual price.

  49. BY ICE
    |

    Thats my centiment phone. . Actually i touched little bit top of the display left corner.. fraction of second, I heard small sound from my phone, digitizer is not working.. what i will do.. please reply.. Went nokia care, but they told the cost Rs.3700. Even didnt get proper response…getting irritating from their responses….

  50. BY ICE
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    this happened to me too…

  51. BY Becky
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    My son dropped his phone on cracked the screen, but also the touch screen ain’t working does this mean there is more then just the screen to fix or is the touch screen not working coz it’s cracked… Can anyone help?? Thank you

    • BY Madison
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      No it just means the screen is broken. This happened to me but it doesn’t mean other things need to be repaired. If you can turn on your phone and it shows up with lock screen then you just need to screen fixed

    • BY Rebecca
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      This happened to me too

      • BY emmalilly
        |

        This happened to me as well

        • BY djsjf
          |

          This happened to me as well this sucks ass

  52. BY irisha
    |

    My nokia jst fell out my hand an broke an I bought it last month nw da screen is cracked how much will I pay

    • BY jj
      |

      8 $ from amazon

    • BY alina
      |

      Hi Irisha,
      It depends on which part you need to repair. A new digitizer is about $30, a new LCD is about $20, a new entire screen is about $55.

  53. BY jamie flippard
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    my screen just cracked last night , and i was told to day it will cost £65

  54. BY how much it will cost to replace display of nokia lumia 520
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    how much it will cost to replace display of nokia lumia 520

  55. BY Nilesh kharote
    |

    Sir mere Nokia lumiya ka pf part short hai .o mujhe nahi mil raha hai aap mujhe call karo merA no .7775847981

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