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HTC Wildfire 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.

Remove your back cover, battery, sim and memory card. Then remove the six screws you can see, circled below. The screws circled in red are torx head screws and the two circled in white are Phillips head screws. Make sure they go back in the right place. HTC Wildfire disassembly stage 1 Next, slide something thin and flat like the edge of a credit card under the join of the battery compartment, as shown below. Do this all the way around the edge of the phone and this will release the battery compartment. HTC Wildfire disassembly stage 2 With the battery compartment removed, your phone should look like below. The antenna may also come loose, as shown below the battery compartment. Next remove the two circled screws. A ribbon cable, indicated by the arrow, needs to be disconnected. Remove the piece of yellow sticky tape then see the next stage for more details. HTC Wildfire disassembly stage 3 Circled below is a close up of the ribbon cable mentioned in the last stage. This ribbon has a zif connector. The black part is a latch that opens and closes on a hinge. Carefully lift it up, towards the ribbon and the ribbon will be free. Refer to the next stage to see the latch in the open position. HTC Wildfire disassembly stage 4 Below you can see the connector in the open position and the ribbon is now free. HTC Wildfire disassembly stage 5 You now need to disconnect the two circled ribbon cables. Each attaches like a plug and socket and can be levered up, away from the circuit board. The next stage is to lift the circuit board away from the rest of the phone, but when you do so, make sure the volume switch, indicated by the arrow, comes away with the circuit board. HTC Wildfire disassembly stage 6 With the circuit board removed, your phone should look like below. The arrow shows the volume switch mentioned in the last stage of the guide.  HTC Wildfire disassembly stage 7 If you want to remove the trackpad, turn the circuit board over and you'll see another ribbon cable and zif connector. To disconnect this, first remove the yellow sticky tape. Just like with the last zif connector, the black part is a latch that opens and closes on a hinge. Carefully lift it up, towards the ribbon and the ribbon will be free. HTC Wildfire disassembly stage 8 You can now pull the trackpad away from the circuit board. HTC Wildfire disassembly stage 9 Now carefully peel back the ribbon cable indicated by the arrow. It's simply stuck to the back of the LCD screen with double sided tape. HTC Wildfire disassembly stage 10 Below you can see ribbon cable after it has been peeled away from the back of the LCD screen. HTC Wildfire disassembly stage 11 Now use your plastic tool to free the LCD screen. Just slide it under the very edge of the bottom of the screen. HTC Wildfire disassembly stage 12 You should now have the LCD screen removed. HTC Wildfire disassembly stage 13 To remove the touch screen, first use a hot air gun or hairdryer to heat the screen for around 60 seconds. This will loosen the adhesive tape that holds the screen in place. After applying heat to the screen, push it from the other side, raising it just enough to slide your plastic tool under the edge, as shown below. Slide your plastic tool all the way around the edge of the screen until it is free. Disassembly is then 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 Wildfire disassembly stage 14
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken HTC Wildfire, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with HTC Wildfire disassembly.

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