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Nokia N8 battery swap: it can be done (with a Torx+ screwdriver, patience, and white gloves)

Chris Ziegler
07.06.10
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It's still kind of freaking us out that Nokia chose aesthetics over maximum functionality by putting the N8's battery out of the user's reach -- but is it really? The Nokia Blog has scored a customer service manual showing the step-by-step process for replacing the battery, and as long as you've got access to a size 4 Torx+ screwdriver and a little patience, you should be able to pull it off. Turns out the battery is just a plain old BL-4D, the same kind of pack used in the E5 and N97 Mini -- so if you're upgrading, you might even already have a spare lying around by the time you buy your N8. All things considered, it looks like this is no more difficult than swapping out an iPhone 4's cell -- and let's be honest, it's going to be a heck of a lot easier to come across a BL-4D for the average mortal.

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