Sunday, November 13, 2016

HTC Wildfire S – Disassembling procedure – How to replace the LCD Display – Mobiles and Smartphones Repair and Service

Category: Mobiles and Smartphones Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the back cover
  • How to remove the mother board 
  • How to replace the LCD display 

HTC Wildfire S

First remove the rear case/battery cover
Remove the battery.
Remove the two T5 Torx screws.
Prise off the lower casing towards the right in the picture, taking care not to break the two tabs
Remove the two further T5 torx screws
Remove the three Phillips #00 screws.
Now carefully prise off the case all round and it will detach completely
Prise up this connector
And this one
Lift up the retainer using a plastic opening tool.
And carefully pull out the tab connector.
NOW PAUSE WITHOUT MOVING ANYTHING.
NOTE THIS FLEXIBLE RIBBON
Carefully lift up the board from the left-hand side allowing it to 'hinge' on the metallic ribbon connector you have just noted and allow it to lay flat
The freed connector for the screen should have unfolded
Now the screen can be pried from the outer case, but take care as you do so not to tear the metallic ribbon between the two casings
To detach the screen it can help to use a pry tool to push the screen from behind through the slot
The screen is detached and the connector can be wiggled out through the slot
Remove the old screen and connector altogether
The connector for the new screen now has to be wiggled back through the slot
Once the connecter is pushed through the slot, you should now stick the new screen into place using suitable adhesive strip.
Fold down the ribbon connector from the screen and carefully fold the two casing halves together again, making sure that the two connectors are sticking out of the side.
Reconnect the two connectors on the right hand side by pressing down
Reinsert the ribbon connector on the left hand side and push down the retaining catch.
Clip the rear casing back on to the body
Put the bottom cover back in place and then replace all the screws