Introduction

In this guide you willl learn how to replace a microphone in a HTC One Max.

Lift back cover while pressing highlighted release switch towards the center of the phone.
  • Lift back cover while pressing highlighted release switch towards the center of the phone.

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Remove the four white stickers in each corner that cover the Tri-Wing screws. Remove the white sticker near the buttons that control the volume.
  • Remove the four white stickers in each corner that cover the Tri-Wing screws.

  • Remove the white sticker near the buttons that control the volume.

  • Remove the white sticker near the SIM card.

  • Remove the big white sticker with the bar-code in the center of the phone.

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Remove the thirteen  Tri-Wing Y00 screws (Upper & Lower screws are 5 mm length, middle screws are 3.8 mm length) from the back case.
  • Remove the thirteen Tri-Wing Y00 screws (Upper & Lower screws are 5 mm length, middle screws are 3.8 mm length) from the back case.

  • Disconnect the cable near the volume buttons.

The orange circle in line with the 4 other red circles down the RH side (as shown) in the photo should be red also, as this shows a screw, not the cable (which is by the volume buttons).

Huey Smith - Reply

Hey Huey,

Nice catch! This has now been fixed.

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Use the small plastic opening tool to pry between the screen and the rear case. Use the small plastic opening tool to pry between the screen and the rear case.
  • Use the small plastic opening tool to pry between the screen and the rear case.

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Use Tweezers to disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the fingerprint sensor to the motherboard. When replacing the fingerprint sensor, make sure the ribbon cable snaps into the port on the motherboard.
  • Use Tweezers to disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the fingerprint sensor to the motherboard.

  • When replacing the fingerprint sensor, make sure the ribbon cable snaps into the port on the motherboard.

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Remove the two 2.2 mm Phillips #000 screws holding the battery cable. Use a plastic tool to remove the ribbon cable.
  • Remove the two 2.2 mm Phillips #000 screws holding the battery cable.

  • Use a plastic tool to remove the ribbon cable.

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Use the plastic opening tool to disconnect the two antenna wires at the top of the phone. Use the plastic opening tool to disconnect a third antenna wire at the bottom of the phone.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to disconnect the two antenna wires at the top of the phone.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to disconnect a third antenna wire at the bottom of the phone.

Where can i find a replacemt ir blaster?

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Remove the seven 3 mm Phillips #000 screws from the motherboard.
  • Remove the seven 3 mm Phillips #000 screws from the motherboard.

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Use a plastic tool to pry up and disconnect the large ribbon cables on each side of the motherboard. Use caution prying the ribbon cable on the right side because other ribbon cables run under it. Use caution prying the ribbon cable on the right side because other ribbon cables run under it.
  • Use a plastic tool to pry up and disconnect the large ribbon cables on each side of the motherboard.

  • Use caution prying the ribbon cable on the right side because other ribbon cables run under it.

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Remove the tape covering three flex cable gate connectors on the bottom left side of the phone. Use small plastic opening tool to pry open the latch on each of these gate connectors to disconnect the three cables. Use small plastic opening tool to pry open the latch on each of these gate connectors to disconnect the three cables.
  • Remove the tape covering three flex cable gate connectors on the bottom left side of the phone.

  • Use small plastic opening tool to pry open the latch on each of these gate connectors to disconnect the three cables.

  • Use small plastic opening tool to pry open the latch on each of these gate connectors to disconnect the three cables.

What does the orange circle refer to, as the text is a duplicate of the red circle description (and the highlighted item isn't connected with the three gate connectors)?

Huey Smith - Reply

I think the orange circle refers to a 4th gate connector which needs to be disconnected.

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Use a plastic tool to lift and remove the motherboard. Use a heat gun to loosen adhesive at bottom if needed.
  • Use a plastic tool to lift and remove the motherboard.

  • Use a heat gun to loosen adhesive at bottom if needed.

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Remove the three 3 mm Phillips #000 screws from the secondary board at the top.
  • Remove the three 3 mm Phillips #000 screws from the secondary board at the top.

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Pick up and set aside vibrator, do not disconnect.
  • Pick up and set aside vibrator, do not disconnect.

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Pull out ribbon cable.
  • Pull out ribbon cable.

  • Peel back infrared sensor.

the orange circle pointed at ribbon cable while the red pointed at infrared sensor

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Pull out the secondary board with the camera attached. Be advised of the adhesive on the back.
  • Pull out the secondary board with the camera attached.

  • Be advised of the adhesive on the back.

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Remove two screws from the bottom.
  • Remove two screws from the bottom.

  • Set aside metal retaining plate.

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Pry back the speaker and microphone assembly from the bottom. Be careful to not poke the speaker.
  • Pry back the speaker and microphone assembly from the bottom.

  • Be careful to not poke the speaker.

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Pry the battery away from the back of the screen with a plastic tool. We recommend using a heat gun to loosen the adhesive holding the battery in place. We recommend using a heat gun to loosen the adhesive holding the battery in place.
  • Pry the battery away from the back of the screen with a plastic tool.

  • We recommend using a heat gun to loosen the adhesive holding the battery in place.

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Conclusion

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

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Microphone in the article, battery in the title.

AaronAndrusko - Reply

How to change LCD screen for this model?

Jembalang Tanah - Reply

What the &&^& man i prefer to buy another phone %#*@ it

Russel - Reply

What the &&^& man i prefer to buy a new phone

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