Introduction

This guide will outline how to remove the logic board assembly, including cables, from the HTC Desire V smartphone

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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

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

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

    • Nav Board will be stuck down by glue.

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

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

    • You will probably need tweezers to do this.

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

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

    • Gently unstick black ribbon cable from the chassis.

    • Unscrew the 2mm silver screw from top left.

    • Use a Phillips PH00 Screwdriver for this.

    • 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.

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

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

Conclusion

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

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