Introduction

In this guide, we will show the steps necessary to replace the speaker in the HTC Evo 3D. This guide will help to restore audio from the rear speaker.

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  • Remove the outer casing of the phone with your hands by prying and lifting at the latch.

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Image 1/2: Remove the SD card by pulling down on the bottom of the card. Image 2/2: Remove the SD card by pulling down on the bottom of the card.
  • Remove the battery with your hands, lifting at the marked area.

  • Remove the SD card by pulling down on the bottom of the card.

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Image 1/1: Remove the two J000 screws using the cooresponding screwdriver.
  • Remove the four T5 screws using the cooresponding screwdriver.

  • Remove the two J000 screws using the cooresponding screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Using the plastic opening tool, pry the inner case off at the marked area. Continue prying around the entire perimeter of the phone. Image 2/2: This will remove the inner case, and allow access into the inner portion of the phone.
  • With the battery removed, the inner case of the phone can now be removed.

  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry the inner case off at the marked area. Continue prying around the entire perimeter of the phone.

    • This will remove the inner case, and allow access into the inner portion of the phone.

  • The marked part in the second photo is the speaker.

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Image 1/3: Pry from the bottom with constant pressure to loosen one end of the speaker. Image 2/3: When the speaker is sufficiently loosened, completely remove it by grabbing it with the precision tweezers. Image 3/3: When the speaker is sufficiently loosened, completely remove it by grabbing it with the precision tweezers.
  • The speaker can be loosened from its glue with the spudger.

    • Pry from the bottom with constant pressure to loosen one end of the speaker.

    • When the speaker is sufficiently loosened, completely remove it by grabbing it with the precision tweezers.

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Image 1/1: When reinserting the new speaker, be sure that the golden contacts (As previously marked) are facing up.
  • With the old speaker removed, insert the new speaker in the same place.

    • When reinserting the new speaker, be sure that the golden contacts (As previously marked) are facing up.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order but with a new speaker.

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