Nokia 8110 fixes, battery refurbishment

A collection of posts about the Nokia 8000 series of phones which includes the 8110, 8110i and gsm-1800 variants in the form of The Nokia 8146/8148. These were offered by orange uk as the as NK502 and NK503.

It was the first of Nokia’s high-end 8000 series mobile or cell phone and was released in 1996. The 8110i came a little later in 1998.The styling was the first example of a ‘slider’  type form factor with a sliding cover protecting the keypad and extended downwards when in use, which brought the microphone closer to the user’s mouth.
Opening the cover answered an incoming call. The curvature of case, particularly, earned it the nickname banana phone. When released it was aimed at business users and was very much a premium phone and could be seen retailing for several hundred pounds.
This series of video tutorials shows how to refurbish these phones and solder in new placement cells.
Let me know how you get on by leaving a comment…

15 Comments

  1. The charger ACP-12x isn’t correct for 8110 series, should be ACH-6x 10 volt 740 mA.
    12x is 5.7v 800mA. Unsure what’s best for the new poly cells though.

    • Thank you for spotting and you’re absolutely right. On that video I grabbed a 7110 charger. Clearly I have too many phones.

      LiPo cells or no, it won’t even start to charge with a 7110 charger due to the voltage being too low.

      I just added a correction and will hopefully update the video at some point should I get the time.

  2. Hi,

    I have a few 8110i, 8146 but batteries are not great, I start my channel to review handsets.

    Can you repair them for a cost or do you sell and returns?

    Thabks
    Shaz

    • Thanks for your email. I used to do loads but never had the time so created the video tutorials. I may do a few more in a few weeks if you’re not able to progress.

    • Thanks for your email. I used to do loads but never had the time so created the video tutorials. I may do a few more in a few weeks if you’re not able to progress.

    • Thanks for visiting. I may be refurbishing some more in a few weeks where time allows.

      Re supplier, my regular guy I used for years stopped trading sadly. There seem to be some decent ones listed on eBay but I can’t vouch for them personally. I previously had issues with some aliexpress suppliers.

  3. Hi, i have been looking for a battery for an 8110 for a while, and aaprt from £200+ on ebay i can’t find anything at a reasonable price, even one with dead cells. Any ideas where i might get hold of one?

    • Keep looking on eBay. Don’t just search for 8110 – look for the variants that take the same batteries. IE Nokia 8110, 8146, NK502, NK503.

      It’s fair to say that prices have gone mad recently. A couple of years ago they were a lot more common.

      Patience is the key.

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