Introduction

Your touch screen may be scratched, cracked or unresponsive.

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  • Apply pressure to the dark plastic casing and slide the casing downward, off of the phone.

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  • Fold the plastic flap open.

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Image 1/2: Take out the battery. Image 2/2: Replace with new battery.
  • Pull on the red tab to slide the battery out.

  • Take out the battery.

  • Replace with new battery.

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Image 1/1: One of the five screws may be hidden beneath a "Void" sticker to the right of the serial label.
  • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the five screws anchoring the plastic flap to the phone.

  • One of the five screws may be hidden beneath a "Void" sticker to the right of the serial label.

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  • Once the screws are removed from the plastic flap, the piece should easily come out.

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Image 1/2: In order to remove the circuit board you must disconnect the labeled component. Image 2/2: In order to remove the circuit board you must disconnect the labeled component.
  • After the screws are removed, fold circuit panel upwards, exposing the phone's primary buttons.

  • In order to remove the circuit board you must disconnect the labeled component.

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  • Once the back side of the buttons are exposed, they will fall out either by punching them out from the front side, or by using tweezers to pull them out of the back.

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Image 1/2: Use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen and electronic internals apart from the main phone housing. Image 2/2: Use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen and electronic internals apart from the main phone housing.
  • Rotate your HTC Freestyle so that the main screen is facing upward and toward you.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen and electronic internals apart from the main phone housing.

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Image 1/2: Use the #00 Phillips screwdriver to remove the exterior screws that are holding the piece together. Image 2/2: There should be screws on both lateral sides of the phone as well as one screw in the top corner to the right of the camera
  • Orient the component so that the battery compartment and camera are facing upwards.

  • Use the #00 Phillips screwdriver to remove the exterior screws that are holding the piece together.

    • There should be screws on both lateral sides of the phone as well as one screw in the top corner to the right of the camera

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Image 1/2: Rotate the phone 180 degrees and pry the second clamp that is located on the other side of the component. Image 2/2: The motherboard will then easily be removed from the rest.
  • Once the screws are removed, the motherboard can be separated from the other components after prying open the gold-colored clamps hidden underneath the battery compartment.

  • Rotate the phone 180 degrees and pry the second clamp that is located on the other side of the component.

  • The motherboard will then easily be removed from the rest.

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Image 1/2: The screen should now be fully removed. Image 2/2: The screen should now be fully removed.
  • Once the screen and motherboard are separated, use a plastic opening tool to pry along the edges of the touchscreen. **Note, the use of a heat gun/heating element will help loosen the adhesive from behind the screen to make prying less physically straining.

  • The screen should now be fully removed.

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Conclusion

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

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