Introduction

Replace a faulty or worn-out kickstand.

  1. Gently insert an iPod opening tool between the rear panel and the inner rear frame near the headphone jack.
    • Gently insert an iPod opening tool between the rear panel and the inner rear frame near the headphone jack.

    • Use your iPod opening tool to pry up the rear case around the perimeter of the Evo.

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  2. Lift the rear panel off of the inner rear frame.
    • Lift the rear panel off of the inner rear frame.

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    • Using the tip of your finger, lift the battery from the end closest to the camera.

    • Remove the battery from the rear inner frame.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the red MicroSD retainer attached to the inner frame.

    • The retainer will move about 1 mm and stop. Do not attempt to completely remove the MicroSD card retainer.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to carefully pull the MicroSD card out of its slot in the inner rear frame.

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    • Remove six T5 Torx screws securing the rear inner frame to the inner case.

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    • Gently insert an iPod opening tool between the rear inner frame and its plastic surround near the Micro HDMI port.

    • Carefully pry the top edge of the rear inner frame away from the front surround of the Evo.

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    • Insert the iPod opening tool between the rear inner frame and its plastic surround and pry up at several points along the left edge of the Evo.

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    • Continue the prying procedure, now focusing on detaching the plastic surround from the bottom of the Evo.

    • Pry up the rear inner frame along the right edge using the method described in previous steps.

    • Eventually work around the entire perimeter of the rear inner frame until it is lifted slightly from the inner case.

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    • Remove the rear inner frame from the rest of the Evo.

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    • Remove the five Phillips screws securing the kickstand to the rear inner frame.

    • Remove the kickstand from the rear inner frame.

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Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

Where can you buy a replacment Kickstand for the HTC EVO ?

danielhana - Reply

where do you get a new kickstand

Tom - Reply

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