Friday, April 01, 2016

HTC Windows Phone 8X – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the battery – How to remove the power button – Mobiles and smartphones repair and service

Category: Mobiles and Smartphones repair and Service 

Contents of this article

  • How to remove the battrey
  • How to remove the LCD
  • How to remove the power button 

HTC Windows Phone 8X

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
LCD & Touch Screen Assembly
Begin the disassemble by removing the SIM card tray from the phone. Using the SIM card release tool or a paperclip, eject the tray from the phone.
To enter into the HTC Windows Phone 8X body, heat the outside perimeter of the display assembly with the heat gun/blow dryer. Use the plastic opening tool to pry the display away from the phone’s body.
Do not remove the display assembly completely because there are two ribbon cables attached to the motherboard.
The next step requires you to pry on the outside case of the phone. Maneuver the assembly to a spot where you will be able to proceed.
Look closely inside the perimeter of the phone, you will notice the plastic tabs that secure the internals to the phone's body.
Use the plastic opening tool to pry these tabs back. Allow the phones internals to pass the case backing until they can be removed from the HTC Windows Phone 8X.
You should now be able to see the internals on the case backing. With patience, very carefully separate the internals from the case backing. Now, you will begin removing the individual parts. The majority of the ribbon cables’ securing connections are FPC sockets that have a locking tab.
Flip the tab up 90 degrees and then release the first of two cables. Keep the display assembly attached while slipping the cable out of its socket.
The second ribbon cable is identical to the first. Flip the lock, release the cable, and slip it out of its socket.
Maneuver the two ribbon cables out of the small slots that allow them to pass onto the motherboard. You can now remove the display assembly from the HTC Windows Phone 8X.
Dock Port Assembly
Move your attention to the motherboard next. Start with the removal of the dock port connector and antenna plug using the spudger.
Continue with the spudger to pry the dock port assembly off of the adhesive securing it to the motherboard. You can now remove the dock port assembly from the HTC Windows Phone 8X.
Locate and remove the seven Phillips screws (#00) that hold the protective shield on the phone. The shield protects all the goodies inside. Remove the shield from the HTC phone.
Power Button
Locate the next FPC locking socket that you can flip up. Unlock and release the ribbon cable to remove the power button from the top of the HTC Windows Phone 8X.
Volume & Camera Buttons
Use the spudger to pry the volume & camera buttons’ connections. Remove the buttons on the side of the HTC phone.
Headphone Jack
The headphone jack is next to remove. It also has the FPC locking socket you can lift up from the motherboard. Unlock and release the cable.
The headphone jack is secured with a metal clip. Use the spudger to pry this clip up to release the headphone jack. You can now remove the headphone jack from the HTC Windows Phone 8X.
Unplug the upper antenna connector with the spudger by prying up on the plug to release it from the motherboard. Locate and remove the two Phillips screws (#00) that secure the battery connection to the motherboard. Once they are removed, pry up on the connection to disconnect it from the phone.
Locate and remove the three Phillips screws (#00) that secure the motherboard onto the frame assembly.
The vibrator motor is a single plug connector. It needs to be disconnected so you can remove the vibrator from the HTC Windows Phone 8X.
With the screws removed and the connections all disconnected, remove the motherboard from the HTC Windows Phone 8X frame assembly.
Battery
The battery is secured with a small amount of adhesive. Use the spudger to pry up the battery from the frame assembly. You can now remove the battery from the HTC Windows Phone 8X.