Introduction

This repair guide will show you step-by-step how to take off the rear casing of your HTC One Mini and safely remove your current rear camera.

Use an iOpener or hair dryer to apply heat to the lower speaker grille, in order to soften the adhesive underneath.
  • Use an iOpener or hair dryer to apply heat to the lower speaker grille, in order to soften the adhesive underneath.

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Slide a thin pry tool underneath the lower speaker cover and slide it across to separate the adhesive underneath.
  • Slide a thin pry tool underneath the lower speaker cover and slide it across to separate the adhesive underneath.

  • Remove the lower speaker cover.

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  • Remove the screw under the speaker cover using a T6 Torx screwdriver.

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  • Slide a thin guitar pick or pry tool between the edge of the display and the rear case, near the bottom of the phone.

  • Carefully work your way up each side of the display and separate the rear case. There are three clips on each side.

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  • Remove the rear case from the phone.

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  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the battery connector.

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  • Disconnect the battery by prying the metal cover straight up.

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  • Remove two Phillips screws.

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  • Remove the two small black Phillips screws.

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  • Remove two more Phillips screws.

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  • Use tweezers to remove the yellow tape covering the flex cable connectors (total of five).

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  • Carefully disconnect the flex cables at the points where you removed the yellow tape in the previous steps.

    • To disconnect, flip up the small latch on each connector, opposite its cable, and then gently pull the cable free.

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  • Peel off the silver strip with your tweezers.

  • Using your hands, detach the black strip from the board without removing it.

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  • Detach carefully with your tweezers the volume buttons.

  • Detach the power button with your tweezers.

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  • Identify the screw behind the cable.

  • Remove the screw using a Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Lift the motherboard, but don't try to remove it completely yet.

  • Handle the board only by the edges.

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  • Using your tweezers, remove the black square located in the power button.

  • Remove the motherboard completely.

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  • Remove the motherboard and place it so that the rear camera is face down.

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  • Use the tweezers to carefully peel back the copper tape attached to your rear camera.

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  • Use the tweezers to lift the hatch and remove the part of the rear camera that is inserted.

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Conclusion

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

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What glue does one use when putting back the speaker grill?

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where can I get the rear camera? what is te number part. tks

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