Monday, April 25, 2016

HTC Droid DNA – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the case – How to remove the connections – How to replace the battery – Mobiles and Smartphones Repair and service

Category: Mobiles and Smartphones Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the case 
  • How to remove the connections 
  • How to remove the battery

HTC Droid DNA

Poke a paperclip into the hole to the right of the SIM Card Tray. The SIM Card Tray will automatically pop out.
Pull out the SIM Card Tray with your fingers.
Make sure the USB cover on the bottom of the phone is removed first. Starting at a corner, slowly work your way around the edge of the sides with your prying tool to loosen the front panel.
Take your time. A lot of force is necessary to loosen the front panel.
Slowly pull the panel apart from the back of the phone. Apply a moderate force to pry the panel from the back of the phone.
Set the device down so that the bottom of the phone is facing to the right. Gently take off the piece of black tape surrounding the motherboard. Be careful not to rip the tape.
Use your tweezers to take off the yellow tape on the bottom left corner of the phone.
Rotate your phone 90 degrees clockwise so the bottom of the phone is facing you.
Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two 4mm screws located at the bottom of the phone.
Use the Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the single 2.7mm void screw on the bottom right.
Rotate your phone back 90 Degrees counter-clockwise. Use your tweezers to take off the small metal retaining bracket on the bottom right of the phone.
Remove the following Phillips #000 screws from the motherboard:
Four 1.6 mm screws
Two 1.5 mm screws
Use your pry tool to unfasten the connectors on both sides of the motherboard. The connectors will still be attached to the green camera board at the top so DO NOT try to pull them off or bend them severely.
Use your tweezers to remove the two pieces of yellow tape shown.
Use your tweezers to gently snap up the white board on the bottom right of the motherboard.
Use your tweezers to disconnect the black connector on the bottom right of the motherboard. Be careful not to bend the Flex Cable of the Connector
Use your tweezers to gently snap the other white board on the bottom right of the motherboard up.
Use your tweezers to disconnect the other small connector on the bottom right of the motherboard. Be careful not to bend the Flex Cables for the Connector.
Rotate the phone 180 degrees. Use your tweezers to gently snap up the white board on the top left of the motherboard.
Use your tweezers to disconnect the cable on the top left of the motherboard. Be careful not to bend the Flex Cable of the Connector.
Use your tweezers to gently snap up the black board on the top left of the motherboard.
Use your tweezers to gently remove the yellow connector on the top left of the phone.
Remove the long black wire on the left of the motherboard.
Reorient the phone so that the green camera board is farthest from you. Use your tweezers to remove the two wires located at the top of the board. The wires snap off very easily so not much force is needed.
Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the two 3.9mm screws on top of motherboard.
Now, use your fingers to slowly pull up the motherboard and remove it from the phone.
Use the plastic prying tool to gently remove the charging port assembly.
Use a Phillips #000 screw driver to remove the single 2.1mm screw located on the backside of the assembly.
Use your tweezers to undo the red and black wire connection.
Use the plastic prying tool to separate the assembly into two pieces: blue and black.
Apply pressure to the grey side of the speaker with a blunt object to push out the speaker.
The speaker is stuck with adhesive so it will take a little bit of extra force.