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HTC One X disassembly, screen replacement and repair



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Tools required for disassembly: Phillips screwdriver, mobile phone opening tool, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card.

First remove your sim tray by pushing a sim removal tool or paperclip into the hole indicated by the arrow below. HTC One X disassembly stage 1 Next use a mobile phone opening tool to lever the back cover away from the bottom of the screen, at the three points indicated by the arrows below. HTC One X disassembly stage 2 You should now be able to run something thin and flat, like an old credit card, all the way around the join of the screen and back cover in order to separate the two parts. When removing the back cover, the battery may be stuck to it. If it is, use a hot air gun or hair dryer to direct some heat onto the battery too soften the adhesive holding it in place, then slide your credit card under the battery and it'll come unstuck from the back cover. HTC One X disassembly stage 3 With the back cover removed, your phone should look like below. HTC One X disassembly stage 4 Now turn the screen over and your phone should look like below. Remove the five Phillips head screws, circled below in red. Three ribbon cables, circled below in white, also need to be disconnected. Each cable attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever each one away from the circuit board to unplug. The switch for the power button is indicated by the arrow below. This is stuck to the housing with double sided tape. Carefully peel it away from the housing, making sure it stays attached to the circuit board at the other end. HTC One X disassembly stage 5 Circled below you can see another ribbon cable, connected to the circuit board via zif connectors. The ribbon is secured by a latch which opens and closes on a hinge. Carefully flick the latch towards the ribbon (the latch is shown in the closed position below) and the ribbon will then be free. HTC One X disassembly stage 6 Below you can see the latch in the open position. The ribbon cable is now free.  HTC One X disassembly stage 7 Now lift the circuit board towards you. If the battery stays stuck down, apply some heat to soften to adhesive which holds the battery in place. Two more ribbon cables need to be disconnected. The ribbon circled in red has a plug and socket type connection and the cable circled in white has a zif connector. Disconnect these two cables and you can remove the circuit board. HTC One X disassembly stage 8 With the circuit board removed, your phone should look like below. HTC One X disassembly stage 9 If you want to remove the battery, first peel away the copper heat shield on the opposite side then simply pull the battery away from its socket, circled below. HTC One X disassembly stage 10 With the battery removed your phone should look like below. You can now remove the proximity sensor/power switch ribbon cable and front and rear facing cameras. The proximity sensor/power switch ribbon cable has a plug and socket type connection, circled in red. The cables for the front and rear cameras have a zif connector and are circled below in white. Disconnected these like the previous cables. HTC One X disassembly stage 11 Below you can see the proximity sensor/power switch ribbon cable and front and rear facing cameras, once they've been removed. HTC One X disassembly stage 12 The volume switch, indicated by the arrow below, is stuck to the side of the housing with double sided tape. Carefully peel this away from the housing. The socket for the vibrating motor is circled below in green. This connects in the same way as the battery so carefully pull the cable away from its socket to unplug. Lastly, remove the screw, circled below in red. HTC One X disassembly stage 13 You can now lift all the ribbon cables away from the back of the screen, as shown below. HTC One X disassembly stage 14 To remove the screen, apply some heat from a hot air gun or hair dryer for around 60 seconds then use a plastic tool, like an old credit card, to free the screen. Keep applying heat to soften the adhesive tape on the back of the screen and it will come free. HTC One X disassembly stage 15 With the screen removed, your phone should look like below. HTC One X disassembly stage 16 If you want to separate the touch screen from the LCD, turn the screen over and peel the top ribbon cable away from the back of the screen, then apply some heat and slide your plastic tool between the two parts of the screen to separate. HTC One X disassembly stage 17 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 One X disassembly stage 18
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken HTC One X, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with HTC One X disassembly.

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