How to Disassemble Lumia 930 for Repairing Cracked Screen

The Nokia Lumia 930 was released in July of 2014. It features a 1080 x 1920 pixels display with a 5.0-inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. Even though it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the Lumia 930’s screen may still suffer from a broken screen after an accidental drops. If you’re planning performing a DIY repair on your Lumia 930 and don’t know how to tear apart the phone, you may refer to this disassembly tutorial guide from Microsoft.

Tools Needed:



Case Opening Tool

Screen Suction Cup Tool

Spudger Tool

  1. Power off the phone and cover the

Lumia 930 screen with a protective film to protect the screen during disassembly. 2. Use the spudger tool to eject and then take out the SIM card tray.

1. If you want to check the phone’s information label without having to disassemble the phone, you can pull the label tray out with the hook on the SIM card tray.

2. Separate the Lumia 930’s battery door from the LCD with housing assembly with the suction cup tool.

3. Undo the screw that is locking the battery connector’s metal cover, then remove the metal cover.

4. Carefully pry up the battery connector to disconnect it.

5. Undo the 10 screws that are locking in the rear housing.

6. Carefully pry up the rear housing and then remove it.

7. Remove the black heat sink sticker with tweezers if you want to repair the motherboard. If not, leave it alone.

8. Gently pry up the battery, be careful not to break the flex ribbons underneath.

9. Gently pry up the front facing camera connector and take the camera out.

10. Pry up the 6 connectors on the logic board.

11. Release the antenna connectors.

12. Pull out the adhesive, pry up the motherboard and remove it.

13. Pry up the back facing camera and remove it.

14. Pry up and remove the small logic board.

Peel off the Lumia 930 Coaxial Flex Cable Ribbon and Jumper Flex.

15. Remove the earpiece speaker.

16. Pull out the ear speaker gasket.

17. Remove the label tray.

18. Lift up the Earphone Jack and then remove it, be careful not to break the flex ribbon.

19. Pick up the vibrating motor cover and then remove the vibrator. Be careful not to break the vibrating motor flex.

20. Gently pry up the microphone flex ribbon, be careful not to break it. Then remove the sticker underneath.

21. Peel off the battery sticker if you want to apply a new one.

22. Gently pry up the wireless charging chip.

23. Gently push in and remove the rear camera flash if you want replace it.

24. Gently pry up and remove the NFC antenna chip.

25. Congratulations, you have successfully disassembled the Lumia 930.

  1. BY Pars


    I got my display assembly with the housing replaced by an external mobile shop. They do not take guarantee for the repair. After the repair, the mobile phone network range has been badly affected. Every time I enter a building, my phone loses network. It takes around 5 minutes for the network bars to appear and normally it is 2 bars lesser than it used to be before the display and housing change. Is there something I can do to improve the network?
    Thank you

  2. BY Vuk

    It is a nice guide. GZ, and i have a question.
    Can you take the display off one lumia 930 where the glass is broken and transfer it to another where the screen isnt working and the glass is whole? Is that possible?

    Best Regards

  3. BY Sondre

    Thanks for the guide, successfully replaced my screen. However, there are a few issues: my phone won’t recognise any sim. Any suggestions to why this might be? I already tried resetting. Also, the vibrate function is weird, instead of short vibrations, it keeps on vibrating for a second or two.

  4. BY Jja

    Thanks for an excellent guide. I had my glass broken. First tried to change only the glass but failed. (as it is a mission impossible). Then bought the whole display unit and was able to change it taking note of your detailed pictures.

    • BY May

      So glad the guide helps, thanks for reading 😀

  5. BY Chris

    Thanks for sharing this. Is it possible to pull out the microphones and replace them from another 930? Do I need to replace the whole motherboard?

    My 930 has developed the dreaded “2nd microphone” problem- the phone no longer picks up sound during Skype video chat; when using speakerphone the other party can’t hear me; Cortana can’t hear any music when asked to identify a song; videos recorded with FFC have no audio; videos recorded with rear camera are in mono.

    Alternatively, could I get another 930 that has a broken screen (but otherwise works) and just transfer the screen from my own 930? Might that be a better route?

  6. BY Matthew

    And if you just need to replace a broken screen do we need to remove all these parts?


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