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Nokia Lumia 1020 blinks, does not power on, for parts only!

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I had to do this because I'm banging my head against the wall with another Windows 8 hardware problem. Some times it is good to count your blessings and back off until you can get a fresh start to get around that brick wall without bricking your gear or making irreversible mistakes and loosing your project. I have been working with the Nokia and Microsoft Lumia series phones and software since 2019. In fact I still use a Lumia 950 as my daily phone! I also love the Lumia 1020 as the best camera phone that I've ever used. I look for phones that I call "Blinkers". I have bought over a dozen of these phones over the past four years. The Lumia 1020 tends to get used and then abandoned as newer more powerful hardware comes to market. I like to get the original 8.0 Windows versions because they have the original OEM Nokia Pro Cam software installed. I have a yellow one from a lot of 3 I got in 2018. Fast forward Feb, 2023. I see a "Blinker" with a good screen. I get it for less than $50. I start charging it with all the critically low power alerts and stuff. I get it to full power and look at the date and time. It says July, 19, 2013! In the settings it says Windows Phone 8.0! Now the worst thing you can do is to try to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1. Leave it like it is and enjoy the original 41MP Gangster Phone camera that you now own. Oh and don't forget to change the date and time!
 

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:( I miss my HTC M8. I loved Windows phone. I was in the win 10 beta, when they pulled the plug.
 
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There is a song done by Blondie and Prince. "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child". @Solaris17 you know the feeling when they pull the plug! Hey you joined TPU around a month before me, Old School.
 
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I like to get the original 8.0 Windows versions because they have the original OEM Nokia Pro Cam software installed
can you expand on this? I've been googling around for any articles or videos and can't find anything related.
 
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can you expand on this? I've been googling around for any articles or videos and can't find anything related.
Yes I can. The best place to find information on the Lumia 1020 and other Windows Phones is a site called AAWP. Unfortunately the AAWP site was abandoned on 5/6/2022. If you go to the site (All About Windows Phone) you will find 20 plus years of Windows Phone articles, information and comparison's with other phones. If you go to AAWP and search the 950, 950XL, the 1020, you will find all kind of great information on these phones and others. I hope this answers your question.
 
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