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Screen Replacement damaged signal strength

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I bought my Nokia 3315 in India a few years ago probably in 2004. This year accidentally I dropped my mobile on a highway road while driving and a Heavy Truck fully loaded went over it and damaged its screen. I was however able to receive calls and also turn on the phone after this incident happened hence I went to a local store and had the screen replaced. Since I was in urgency I left the phone with the repair guy and by the time I returned it seemed as though he replaced the receiver though all other components on it bore the original look that I left it with him. Now the issue is that after the screen has been replaced which again broke since there was play, it does not receive the signal it originally used to receive. If I am say more than 10 ft from the tranceiver there is literally minimal signal and if there happens to be a wall between me and the tranceiver within this distance then there is no way I can search for any network even by manual option. Please suggest how can I repair this phone so that it can boost the signal strength and also have the screen replaced since I do not trust repair vendors now.

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  • muralimohan Oct 03, 2008

    Hi thehumble1,



    I have reviewed the take apart snaps and feel that the repair guy actually replaced the original part shown in pic 4 since there was a small copper pinned plastic casing under the screen which came loose after the first accident even now when I removed the metal panel above the display to actually remove the broken display itself there was this loosely held copper pinned plastic casing still lying loose. I think I need to get the phone replaced as you said since we cannot have only the panel replaced.



    Thanks,

    Murali

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I'm guessing that the antenna was disconnected or damaged during repair. I've had a few of these phones open and know it is easy to do. If it's been too long, since you got the phone repaired, to go back and complain, you might have to replace the phone. Forgive me but I have no idea what you are talking about when you say: "receiver" and "transceiver" because this is a cell phone and doesn't have a separate receiver or transceiver.

I had this phone and it's easy to take apart, I believe it actually has replaceable covers so it might be true that he replaced the screen and front/back panels. It might also be a problem that it was damaged when A LARGE TRUCK RAN OVER IT.

These phones have an "internal" antenna, which might be a coil of wire, or a small layout of copper traces that create an antenna. If you take the phone apart look for one of those and see if you can plug it back into the main board.

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Posted on Oct 03, 2008

  • Daniel Herd
    Daniel Herd Oct 03, 2008

    hey, it's testament to Nokia that it somewhat survived the truck incident. Too bad technicians are more dangerous than fully loaded semis

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