I managed to crack my phone’s case pretty bad the other day. After the local AT&T Wireless store told me they couldn’t fix it, and I should spend $150 on a new phone, I decided to repair it myself. I ordered a (Genuine Nokia®) replacement faceplate and a Torx T-6 driver, from AWS Wireless, and UPS delivered it today! Yay!
Nokia says the faceplate on the Nokia 8260 isn’t user-replaceable, and they’re not kidding. I tried following instructions I found on the Web, but they don’t warn you of the myriad of random pieces of telephone that fall out when you open the phone, and that it takes an hour or two to figure out where they all go, etc… I was able to put the phone back together with the new faceplate, though, and it all seems to work pretty well, except that a few of the buttons are a little off. I might have to open it back up again sometime.
I do have a few pieces of plastic left over. I’m not sure where they go. The phone seems to work, though, so I’ll assume that they were part of the original (damaged) faceplate.