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Old 27-05-2009, 11:10 AM
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Refurbishing my N95

I have owned my N95 for about two years, and am happy enough with it that I want to stick with it for as long as possible (or at least until the rumoured Maemo phone turns out as good as it sounds :-) ). I recently upgraded the phone to the latest T-Mobile firmware (31.0.017, ISTR), and it's performing better than ever.

Only problem is: as I use my N95 so much, the outside looks - to use a bit of English understatement - rather less than pristine. The silver coating has mostly rubbed off the call buttons, and the edges of the phone are now looking quite ragged. The memory card door has come off, and I replaced the (broken) battery cover with what turned out to be a cheap knock-off, off which the coating is already peeling.

To get to the point: can anyone recommend any outfits in the UK, which will refurbish an N95 "classic" and make it look as far as possible like new? If it turns out stupidly expensive, then I can live with how the phone looks (it works fine, and that matters more to me), but I'd like to stay with my N95 a while longer, and feel this would help.

Many thanks for any advice you can give!

Tim

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Old 29-05-2009, 11:03 AM
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Hi

I was in the same boat as you - my phone was in dog rough condition but I didn't want to part with it so I bought various replacement parts off blueunplugged.com. I got the housing, matching battery cover, call buttons, button keypad and silver fascia. Putting it all together was very easy and my phone now looks good as new again.

They're not as cheap as eBay but you get authentic parts.

Hope this helps.

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Old 29-05-2009, 12:39 PM
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Really really don't get cheap knock off ebay parts - they wear down to nothing in about 15 seconds...

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Old 02-06-2009, 11:56 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions I'll check out blueunplugged and see what they've got.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:41 PM
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I used these guys...

http://www.accessorylink.co.uk/

got a nice black back + battery cover to my n95 v1, and new front fascia as was very worn out + chipped..

just shows how bloody bad the n95s build quality is or how harshly we treat our phones

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Old 10-06-2009, 03:38 PM
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Thanks ut666 - Accessory Link looks even better, and I reckon I might change my N95 from "deep plum" to "warm graphite"
 

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