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HTC ChaCha disassembly, screen replacement and repair



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Tools required for disassembly: Torx 5 screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, Mobile phone opening tool.

First remove your back cover, battery, sim card and memory card. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 1 Now use an opening tool to lever the camera cover free. A little force is require. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 2 With the camera cover removed your phone will look like below. Now remove the six screws you can see, circled below. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 3 To remove the loud speaker, indicated by the arrow below, simply lever it out of the back of the camera cover. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 5 The loud speaker is now free. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 6 Continue with disassembly of the phone by removing the screw circled below.  HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 7 Now use your opening tool to lever the battery compartment free. Work all the way around the phone until the battery compartment is loose. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 8 Circled below are three ribbon cables which now need to be disconnected. Each ribbon has a zif connector. The white part is a latch that opens and closes on a hinge. Remove the orange sticky tape then carefully lift each latch up, towards the ribbon, and the ribbon will be free. Refer to the next stage to see a close up of the zif connector. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 9 Below you can see the circled zif connector with the latch in the closed position.  HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 10 And now you can see the latch in the open position. With the latch in the open position the ribbon cable will be free and can be slid out of its socket. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 11 Below you can see the three ribbon cables are now free. Now remove the three screws, circled below in red. The screw near the top of the phone is a different length to the other two, so make sure it goes back in the correct place. Next disconnect the cable circled below in white. It has a plug and socket like connection so lever it up, away from the circuit board. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 12 Now lever the vibrating motor out of its recess. It will still be connected to the other side of the circuit board, so don't try and disconnect it yet. Next lift the circuit board up and over. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 13 Having lifted the circuit board up and over you'll see a ribbon cable, circled below in red, which was connected to the underside of the circuit board. When you put the phone back together, make sure you line up the circuit board and ribbon cable and press down firmly until you hear/feel them click together. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 14 Another ribbon cable, circled below, now needs to be disconnected. Again this has a zif connector, so flick the black latch up towards the ribbon cable and then pull the circuit board away from the rest of the phone. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 15 The circuit board is now free. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 16 The connector for the vibrating motor is circled below in blue. To disconnect the vibrating motor, hold the two wires firmly and pull them away from the circuit board. The front facing camera, circled in red, is connected via a zif connector. Flick the white latch up towards the ribbon cable and then pull the camera away from the circuit board. To remove the main camera, first peel back the silver foil indicated by the arrow below. The camera has a plug and socket type connection so just lever the connector up away from the circuit board. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 17 The vibrating motor, front facing camera and main camera are now free. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 18 To remove the earpiece, indicated by the arrow below, simply lever it free. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 19 The earpiece is now free. Now lever the metal plate from the points indicated by the arrows below and remove it from the rest of the phone. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 20 The metal plate is now free. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 21 To remove the ribbon cables for the power switch and volume buttons, simply peel them away. The ribbon cables are stuck down lightly with double sided tape. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 22 Next we'll remove the screen. First peel back the ribbon cable indicated by the arrow below. It's held down lightly with double sided tape. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 23 Now push the screen out from the back. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 24 The screen is now free. Continue reading to the end of the guide to see how to separate the touch screen from the display. To remove the circuit board, remove the two screws circled below in red then lift it free. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 25 The flex ribbon cable and coaxial cable both have a plug and socket type connection, so lever them away from the circuit board to disconnect them. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 26 The flex ribbon cable and coaxial cable are now free. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 27 The keypad can simply be tipped out of the front cover. To remove the bottom part of the front cover, simply remove the two circled screws and unclip it. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 28 The bottom part of the front cover is now free. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 29 To separate the touch screen and LCD, apply heat to the front of the screen for around 30 seconds to soften the adhesive tape and then run your plastic tool between the touch screen and LCD. HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 30 The touch screen and LCD have now been separated. Disassembly is now complete. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. If you've found this disassembly guide useful, please support formymobile.co.uk and order the tools and parts you need from our site. We ship worldwide! HTC ChaCha disassembly stage 31
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken HTC ChaCha, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with HTC ChaCha disassembly.

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