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HTC Desire C disassembly, screen replacement and repair



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Tools required for disassembly: Torx 5 screwdriver, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card.

First remove your sim and memory card, then remove the four screws, circled below. HTC Desire C disassembly stage 1 Next, peel the identification sticker away from the sim card reader, as shown below. HTC Desire C disassembly stage 2 Unclip the battery compartment using a thin plastic tool, such as an old credit card. HTC Desire C disassembly stage 3 With the battery compartment removed your phone should look like below. The loud speaker, indicated by the arrow below, can be levered free. HTC Desire C disassembly stage 4 The loud speaker has now been removed. HTC Desire C disassembly stage 5 Now lift away the volume button and power button, indicated by the arrows below. HTC Desire C disassembly stage 6 The volume and power buttons have now been removed. Now remove the black sticky tape, indicated by the arrow below.  HTC Desire C disassembly stage 7 Circled below is a close up of two 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. Carefully lift each one up, towards the ribbon and the ribbon will be free. Refer to the next stage to see each latch in the open position. HTC Desire C disassembly stage 8 Below you can see the white latches in the open position. HTC Desire C disassembly stage 9 Now lift the circuit board up and to the left and pull the ribbons in the direction shown by the arrows. The circuit board will then be free.  HTC Desire C disassembly stage 10 The circuit board has now been removed. Now peel the long orange ribbon cables, indicated by the arrows below, away from the back of the screen. They're stuck down lightly with double sided tape. HTC Desire C disassembly stage 11 To remove the LCD screen, apply heat around the back of the screen for around 30 seconds (use a hot air gun or hair dryer) and then carefully lever the screen from the point indicated below. Do not force the screen, just keep applying heat if it's held firmly. HTC Desire C disassembly stage 12 To remove the earpiece, lever it from from the point shown. HTC Desire C disassembly stage 13 The earpiece has now been removed. 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 Desire C disassembly stage 14
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken HTC Desire C, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with HTC Desire C disassembly.

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