Nokia Lumia Icon is a high-end smartphone that runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system. It was released by Nokia February 2014 also known as Nokia Lumia 929.

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LCD dead after hit, no visible damage

Hi, today I stupidly hit with my phone in anger, dropping it on a table with screen down. It was strong hit but not strong enough to expect a damage, I'd say. After that the screen went totally black even though the phone keeps running, receiving calls, messages, lighting up buttons. Just the screen remains 100% black, verified in a dark room. I have tools and some experience fixing phones, so I took it apart completely, hoping for finding maybe split connector or something but no such luck. I was even able to peel the screen from the main frame, seeing it looks completely undamaged from all sides even after careful inspection. I do expect I will need to buy a new screen, of course but I had this idea to ask first here, if maybe someone think of something else to check or try before buying the part..? Ideas welcomed, thanks.

Update (12/11/2015)

Fuuny fact #1: Digitizer works, so I'm able to accept calls, knowing where is the button located. I just have to ask who's calling, like in the old days.:-)

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REn, yes you will have to replace the display. Sounds to me like the impact destroyed the electronics that drive the LCD display. Yes, that can happen even with a still working digitizer.

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Yeah, I was afraid of that, just hoped for miracle. Thanks, I'll just buy a screen and try to forget about all that.:-)


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I replaced screen, works well. Just noting in case someone would come around wondering, if a screen with no visible damage from a fall/impact could be really broken, as described.

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Ren will be eternally grateful.
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