How to: Repair wobbly slider on the Nokia N95 (updated)

May 2, 2007 by  

This post has been updated with a new instruction video 2007-05-02! 2007-07-19

Purpose: The Nokia N95 slider is somewhat wobbly, at least on some devices. This guide explains how you can open up the phone to sort the wobble. The guide is based on Biggzy’s guide, published at HowardForums, big thanks to him!

What you need:

  • Nokia N95
  • Electrical sticky tape

DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! I found this great video guide, unfortunatly it’s in italian(?).

Instructions:

Here’s a video guide:

Turn off the phone. Remove battery cover and battery.Pull the back cover off by easing it out away from the slide like the image to the right. 23042007036un4.jpg
Then remove the backcover from the phone. 23042007037zq5.jpg
At each side of the N95 you will see 2 black metal strips (one on each side) held in place by 3 silver screws. Here’s the picture of the black metal strip and the screws. 23042007038oo7.jpg
Undo the 3 screws from one side and keep them safe (do 1 side at a time, its easier) and remove the black metal runner. 23042007040lg1.jpg
Put the metal strip on a surface face down so the lip is pointing upwards, get your electrical tape (Biggzy used blue tape so you can see it) and cut a thin strip and place it on the black metal runner under the lip like this. 23042007042xu9.jpg
Do this with each black runner so your slide will be tight once its back together. Once you have done the first side, take the second black runner from side 2 and do the same. You’ll notice one black runner is smaller than the other, don’t mix them up when you put them back onto the N95. 23042007043vt9.jpg
Now it’s time to put the runners back. You may have to force them into place.As you put the runners back on you will notice that the runners are pushing the white plastic runners down onto the slide, this is how it makes the slide nice and tight.Screw the runners down tight and pop the back cover back on. Start with button side first like this. 23042007044kz3.jpg

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109 Responses to “How to: Repair wobbly slider on the Nokia N95 (updated)”

  1. kev9 on October 13th, 2008 03:39

    does this methods last really long time or still a time bomb?

  2. James on October 23rd, 2008 19:28

    What method are you guys using? Sticking the tape on the black runner, or sticking the tape on the white piece and lifting the LCD screen and taping it in there as well. Is there any difference?

  3. Dario Soltani on November 3rd, 2008 17:35

    There is a difference. If you put the tape under the runner it wont wear out. Thats the only difference.

  4. paul on November 27th, 2009 20:44

    hi this does work thankyou now i am having problems with my slide grating when it open and closers any one go any idear how to sort this

  5. Josh on February 13th, 2010 22:15

    thanks alot this is a great tutorial i used clear tape and it works great .

    thanks

  6. ajmal on December 1st, 2010 09:05

    nokia n958gb problem is no key paid light and
    silde time no music function …..but all averithing ok

  7. moazzam on July 16th, 2011 11:20

    i have nokia n95 its screen is not showing result nothing at all and when slide up it sound tic tic tell me solution wating for your reply

  8. will on November 17th, 2011 12:49
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