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HTC Incredible S disassembly, screen replacement and repair



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

First remove your back cover, battery, sim and memory card. Then remove the seven torx 5 size screws, circled below. HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 1 Next run something like a credit card around the join of the battery compartment to lever it away from the rest of the phone. HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 2 With the battery compartment removed, your phone should look like below. Remove the orange sticky tape indicated by the two arrows and the two circled Phillips head screws. HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 3 Indicated by the arrows below are two ribbons, connected to the circuit board via zif connectors. The ribbons are secured by a latch which opens and closes on a hinge. Carefully flick each latch towards the ribbon (each latch is shown in the closed position below) and the ribbons will then be free. HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 4 Below you can see the zif connectors in the open position. Circled is the socket for the vibrating motor cable. This is a plug and socket type connection. Carefully pull the cable to unplug. HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 5 Below you can see all three cables disconnected. HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 6 Now lift the circuit board over from right to left. You'll see that the circuit board is still attached by another ribbon cable, circled below. Disconnect this ribbon in the same way you disconnected the previous two with a zif connector.  HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 7 With the circuit board removed, your phone should look like below. The front facing camera, rear facing camera and mini USB socket are circled below. Disconnect the cables just like the previous zif connectors. HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 8 Below you can see the front facing camera, rear facing camera and mini USB socket once they have been disconnected from the circuit board. HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 9 To remove the screen first remove the two pieces of silver tape, indicated by the arrows below. Then apply some heat from a hot air gun or hair dryer to soften to adhesive holding the screen in place. Apply heat for around 60 seconds then push your screwdriver into the circled area in order to lift the touch screen slightly. Keep applying heat as the complete screen assembly is well stuck down. HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 10 Carefully run your plastic tool around the join of the screen, making sure that both the touch screen (glass) and LCD come away together to avoid damage to the LCD. Keep applying heat as you move around the screen and try not to use too much force/leverage. HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 11 With the screen removed, your phone should look like below. HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 12 Turn the screen over and peel the orange ribbon cables, indicated by the arrows, away from the back of the LCD screen. HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 13 The ribbon cables should now be free from the back of the LCD screen, as shown below. You can now separate the touch screen and LCD screen (you may need to apply some more heat). HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 14 The touch screen and LCD screen should now be separated, like below. The light sensor for the keypad is indicated by the arrow below. If you wish to remove this, apply some heat and then peel it away from the touch screen. HTC Incredible S disassembly stage 15 The light sensor for the keypad is now free. 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 Incredible S disassembly stage 16
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken HTC Incredible S, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with HTC Incredible S disassembly.

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