Introduction

In this guide, we will be removing and replacing the HTC EXCA100's screen

  1. Remove the rubber screw covers. If needed, use a thin object to help pry them off. There should be two of them on top of the phone. Skip this step if already removed.
    • Remove the rubber screw covers. If needed, use a thin object to help pry them off. There should be two of them on top of the phone. Skip this step if already removed.

    • Pry loose the metal cover near the camera lens, circled in the picture.

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  2. Remove the battery cover.
    • Remove the battery cover.

    • Gripping the battery by the bottom, lift and remove it from the phone.

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    • After removing the rubber stoppers on top, there should be six exposed screws. Remove these using the T6 screwdriver.

    • Next, use the spudger to loosen the case underneath the shiny metal edge. Go all the way around the phone until completely loosened.

      • The case is superglued on and will not permanently damage the phone when removed, but you should still use caution.

    • After loosening the case, remove it.

      • There is a wire that connects both the top and bottom of the case. If you are not careful when removing the case, you might snap the wire.

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    • Remove the one remaining screw in the logic board.

    • Unclip the wire that connects the back of the case to the logic board.

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    • On the left side of the phone, there are three copper colored clips.

      • Unclip the bottom clip, thread the middle one through the logic board, and pull the top one out gently.

    • You can then lift the logic board out of the phone.

      • Do this at an angle, lifting the side to the right of the SIM card instructions.

      • One of the strips is attached to the front of the case, and goes through the logic board. Be careful not to break this piece.

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    • Remove the metal frame. Slip out the copper clips still attached to the bottom frame from the frame carefully.

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    • Grab the screen by the bottom edge, and lift it out at an angle.

    • Replace the screen, and reassemble the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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