Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove and replace the camera module of the HTC Desire V smartphone.

Gently pry back cover away from phone. If you are having difficulty you may need to use a Spudger or plastic opener. 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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Lever the battery out from the bottom end first. Do not bend or puncture the battery. Do not bend or puncture the battery.
  • 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. Use a Torx T5 screwdriver to unscrew and remove five 3.0 mm screws from the rear frame. Use a Torx T5 screwdriver to unscrew and remove five 3.0 mm screws from the rear frame.
  • 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. Use an opening tool or a spudger to gently remove the rear frame. Use an opening tool or a spudger to gently remove the rear frame.
  • 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. Remove the connector on left side of the Navigation board by unplugging/prying the orange ribbon.
  • 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. Gently unplug and remove aerial cable (black antenna) from bottom plug.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Remove the black information sticker if this is the first time opening the handset.
  • 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.
  • 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. Disconnect gold ribbon cable connecting screen to logic board by pulling cable out gently.
  • 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. Gently unstick black ribbon cable from the chassis. Gently unstick black ribbon cable from the chassis.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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. Remove the gold ribbon cable by lifting tab at the back of the socket, using a spudger or tweezers. Remove the gold ribbon cable by lifting tab at the back of the socket, using a spudger or tweezers.
  • 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. Gently pull the logic board to the right and it will disconnect from the chassis.
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 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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Locate the camera. Lift the locking tab at the back of the connector for the camera using tweezers or opening tools. 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. 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. 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.
  • 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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