Introduction

This guide will outline how to disassemble the logic board of the HTC Desire V smartphone for replacement.

Image 1/3: If you are having difficulty you may need to use a Spudger or plastic opener Image 2/3: If you are having difficulty you may need to use a Spudger or plastic opener Image 3/3: If you are having difficulty you may need to use a Spudger or plastic opener
  • Gently pry back cover away from phone

  • If you are having difficulty you may need to use a Spudger or plastic opener

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Image 1/3: If you have trouble you can use the opening tools or the spudger again Image 2/3: If you have trouble you can use the opening tools or the spudger again Image 3/3: If you have trouble you can use the opening tools or the spudger again
  • Lever the battery out from the bottom end first.

  • If you have trouble you can use the opening tools or the spudger again

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Image 1/3: Use a Torx T5 screwdriver Image 2/3: Use a Torx T5 screwdriver Image 3/3: Use a Torx T5 screwdriver
  • Unscrew and remove five 3.0 mm black torx screws at the positions circled in orange.

  • Use a Torx T5 screwdriver

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  • Using an opening tool or a spudger, gently remove the plastic backing

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Image 1/2: Use a spudger or the opening tools if you have trouble disconnecting Image 2/2: Use a spudger or the opening tools if you have trouble disconnecting
  • Remove the connector on left side of the Navigation board by unplugging/prying the orange ribbon

  • Use a spudger or the opening tools if you have trouble disconnecting

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Image 1/2: If you lack usable nails, you will need tweezers Image 2/2: If you lack usable nails, you will need tweezers
  • Gently unplug and remove aerial cable (black antenna) from bottom plug

  • If you lack usable nails, you will need tweezers

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Image 1/2: Pull gently from the right end of the board, being careful of it's flexibility Image 2/2: Pull gently from the right end of the board, being careful of it's flexibility
  • Nav Board will be stuck down by glue

  • Pull gently from the right end of the board, being careful of it's flexibility

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Image 1/2: You will probably need tweezers to do this Image 2/2: You will probably need tweezers to do this
  • Unplug the vibration motor shown from the white plug on the motherboard

  • You will probably need tweezers to do this

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Image 1/2: The easiest way to do this is to lever the motor out by its rotating end using the tweezers Image 2/2: The easiest way to do this is to lever the motor out by its rotating end using the tweezers
  • Gently remove the motor from its housing in the phone’s chassis

  • The easiest way to do this is to lever the motor out by its rotating end using the tweezers

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  • Remove the black information sticker if this is the first time opening the handset

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Image 1/3: Unlock the gold ribbon cable connecting screen to logic board by lifting the locking tab at the back of the socket Image 2/3: For this you may wish to use a spudger or tweezers Image 3/3: For this you may wish to use a spudger or tweezers
  • You should now see a black ribbon cable, which was connected at the left to the Nav board, and on the right, to a gold ribbon cable which goes to the screen

  • Unlock the gold ribbon cable connecting screen to logic board by lifting the locking tab at the back of the socket

  • For this you may wish to use a spudger or tweezers

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  • Disconnect gold ribbon cable connecting screen to logic board by pulling cable out gently

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  • Gently unstick black ribbon cable from the chassis

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Image 1/2: Use a Phillips PH00 Screwdriver for this Image 2/2: Use a Phillips PH00 Screwdriver for this
  • Unscrew the 2mm silver screw from top left

  • Use a Phillips PH00 Screwdriver for this

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  • Gently pry logic board from the casing by lifting the left side up, as if there was a hinge on the right, folding it over the right edge where you will see a gold/orange ribbon cable

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  • Remove the gold ribbon cable by lifting tab at the back of the socket, using a spudger or tweezers

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  • Gently pull the logic board to the right and it will disconnect from the chassis

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  • Noting that the rear side of the black ribbon cable is gold, use a spudger or an opening tool to gently disconnect it from the motherboard by levering it up at the right side

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Image 1/3: If you lack usable nails, you will need tweezers Image 2/3: If you lack usable nails, you will need tweezers Image 3/3: If you lack usable nails, you will need tweezers
  • Gently unplug and remove antenna cable (black antenna) from socket beside the ribbon cable

  • If you lack usable nails, you will need tweezers

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Image 1/3: Lift the locking tab at the back of the connector for the camera using tweezers or opening tools. Image 2/3: Lift the locking tab at the back of the connector for the camera using tweezers or opening tools. Image 3/3: Lift the locking tab at the back of the connector for the camera using tweezers or opening tools.
  • Locate the camera.

  • Lift the locking tab at the back of the connector for the camera using tweezers or opening tools.

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  • Preferably using tweezers, gently pull the camera assembly up from the motherboard, and away from the connector and the ribbon cable will slide out easily.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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