Nokia 8 already went through the grueling burn and bend tests of JerryRigEverything and lived, but what if it didn’t? How hard would it be to repair a component that broke or failed? Well, nothing like a comprehensive teardown to answer that question.
The phone is certainly well-built, but a novice will have a hell of a time trying to repair it. The first obstacle is the screen, which is glued down. Below that things are mostly held down with screws and plenty of them – 30 in total with different sizes and one standoff screw.
The copper heat pipe is interesting. It’s pretty big, but it does not go over the chipset. Instead the chipset (covered with thermal paste) transfers heat to the aluminum skeleton of the phone and then the heat goes through the aluminum to the copper. An odd configuration to be sure, but the phone never got hot during our testing so it must be working.
Watch the video below to see the venerable snake nest of cables that connect the various components of the Nokia 8. Again, repairing this phone requires a lot of skill.
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I can remember those days with the Samsung E250 and Motorolla V360... Awesome were those days..
You spoke my mind. Iam not a fan of non-repairable phones. Never brought a phine which does not come with replaceable battery. Iam ok with heavier or thicker phone so that it does not slip from my or my kids hands. India