Introduction

If you have a front panel problem as stated in our troubleshooting page (HTC One M7 Troubleshooting) then this guide is for you. Also, this covers everything within the phone because it is the first and last step of tear down.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: A good place to start is the volume button and it should come right out as you pry. Image 2/2: A good place to start is the volume button and it should come right out as you pry.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to scrape and loosen the adhesive from the crease surrounding the screen.

  • A good place to start is the volume button and it should come right out as you pry.

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Image 1/1: This step can be sped up by using a heat gun or iOpener to heat up the glue.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool into the crack around the screen on the top, left and right sides.

  • This step can be sped up by using a heat gun or iOpener to heat up the glue.

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Image 1/2: The screen will stay on a hinge until the final step. Image 2/2: The screen will stay on a hinge until the final step.
  • Once the screen has been loosened on the top, left and right edges, lift the screen.

  • The screen will stay on a hinge until the final step.

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  • Gently remove the volume button. Using the plastic opening tool, loosen the back panel of the phone. Begin in the space where the battery was and work around the phone, following the crease of the back panel.

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  • Pry the back open once loose and lift. The back panel will come off with time.

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Image 1/3: Some screws are hidden by tape so remove the tape and check for screws. Image 2/3: Some screws are hidden by tape so remove the tape and check for screws. Image 3/3: Some screws are hidden by tape so remove the tape and check for screws.
  • Remove all the #000 screws with a #000 Phillips screw driver

  • Some screws are hidden by tape so remove the tape and check for screws.

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Image 1/1: Lift slowly because it is not fully disconnected yet.
  • Use the tweezers to get underneath the mother board to lift.

  • Lift slowly because it is not fully disconnected yet.

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Image 1/2: Lift the camera out of the motherboard. Image 2/2: Lift the camera out of the motherboard.
  • Remove the Camera by detaching the box from the frame (you will have to rotate the metal piece on the box to remove it).

  • Lift the camera out of the motherboard.

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  • Lift the motherboard completely out of the phone. (may stay attached at the bottom by tape)

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Image 1/2: The battery is glued to the frame so you will have to put force. Image 2/2: Do not break the battery upon removal.
  • Use the blue opening tool to pry up the battery from the frame.

  • The battery is glued to the frame so you will have to put force.

  • Do not break the battery upon removal.

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  • Remove the motherboard entirely if not done on step 9.

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Image 1/2: Lift the speaker out of the frame. Image 2/2: Lift the speaker out of the frame.
  • Remove the screws in the speaker at the bottom of the frame.

  • Lift the speaker out of the frame.

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Image 1/1: Replace the screen.
  • Lift the screen out of its hinge.

  • Replace the screen.

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Conclusion

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

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Thanks for the tutorial. Not the most repair friendly device,! It took me 2,5 hours, so it's surely possible to do it faster than 10 hours ;)

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