Friday, April 22, 2016

HTC One Mini 2 – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the case – How to remove 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 mother board 
  • How to remove the battery 

HTC One Mini 2

Insert the end of a paper clip into the holes on each side of the phone to eject the SIM card and Micro SD card. Set the cardholders aside.
Heat up the top grey speaker plate for two minutes.
Use a metal spudger to pry up the left edge of the upper grey front plate. Place the spudger between the inside white plastic edge and the grey plate. Do not pry between the two white plastic frames.
Don’t pry against the glass. Pry against only the left side as there is a delicate antenna under the plate.
Us e the narrow plastic pry tool to carefully separate the black ribbon antenna from the grey plate.
Remove the 2mm screw with a T5 torx screwdriver head from the iFixit tool kit.
Use the plastic pry tool to pry around the edge of the phone.
Pry carefully around the card slots.
Slowly pull up from the right side of the screen like opening a book.
The plastic piece for the power button may fall out. Set it aside for reassembly. Use the plastic spudger to peel the foam adhesive around the camera away from the back plate.
Peel off the long yellow pieces of tape on the right and left side of the copper plate.
Starting from the copper plate, peel up all three woven, silver colored tapes using the spudger or narrow pry tool.
Using the flat end of the spudger, pop up the white tabs on all ribbon cable connectors located to the left and right of the copper plate.
On the left side, pop the white tab up to the left. On the right, pop up to the right.
Carefully pull out the ribbon cables.
Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 1 mm screws from the bottom right corner of the motherboard that hold the power connector down. Pop up the battery connector using the flat end of the spudger.
Use the pointed end of the spudger to pop off the four antenna connectors. Three are located on the top left corner of the motherboard and one on the bottom right.
Using the pointed end of the spudger, pull the wires for the rumble motor to the left to pull the connector out of the board. The connector is very small and easy to break so take caution when pulling it out. Wiggling the wires as you pull to the left helps.
Using a T5 torx screwdriver, remove four 2mm screws from the four corners of the motherboard. Once the screws are removed, carefully pull the copper plated motherboard out.
Use the narrow plastic pry tool to pop off the two ribbon cable connectors located at the bottom of the upper circuit board.
Use a prying motion on each side of the battery with the narrow plastic pry tool to lift the battery from the frame and remove it. There is an adhesive under the battery. This may take some extra work to pry off.