Introduction

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

Gently pry back cover away from phone.
  • 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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Lever the battery out from the bottom end first.
  • Lever the battery out from the bottom end first.

  • Do not bend or puncture the battery.

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  • Use a Torx T5 screwdriver to unscrew and remove five 3.0 mm screws from the rear frame.

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  • Use an opening tool or a spudger to gently remove the rear frame.

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  • Remove the connector on left side of the Navigation board by unplugging/prying the orange ribbon.

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  • Gently unplug and remove aerial cable (black antenna) from bottom plug.

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  • Nav Board will be stuck down by glue.

  • Pull gently from the right end of the board, being careful of its flexibility.

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  • Unplug the vibration motor shown from the white plug on the motherboard.

  • You will probably need tweezers to do this.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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