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.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Use the iOpener to melt the glue off of the top and bottom speaker grills.
  • Use the iOpener to melt the glue off of the top and bottom speaker grills.

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Use the blue plastic opening tool to pry and remove the bottom speaker grill.
  • Use the blue plastic opening tool to pry and remove the bottom speaker grill.

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

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Wedge the plastic opening tool between the screen and the edge of the case. Use force to pry and separate the rear panel. Use force to pry and separate the rear panel.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool between the screen and the edge of the case.

  • Use force to pry and separate the rear panel.

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Separate the rear panel from the phone. Separate the rear panel from the phone.
  • Separate the rear panel from the phone.

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Identify the two screws. Remove the screws using a T6 Torx screwdriver. Remove the screws using a T6 Torx screwdriver.
  • Identify the two screws.

  • Remove the screws using a T6 Torx screwdriver.

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Identify the two black small screws. Remove them carefully using a T6 Torx screwdriver. Remove them carefully using a T6 Torx screwdriver.
  • Identify the two black small screws.

  • Remove them carefully using a T6 Torx screwdriver.

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Identify the two screws. Remove them using a T6 Torx screwdriver. Remove them using a T6 Torx screwdriver.
  • Identify the two screws.

  • Remove them using a T6 Torx screwdriver.

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Identify the last two screws. Remove the screws using a T6 Torx screwdriver. Remove the screws using a T6 Torx screwdriver.
  • Identify the last two screws.

  • Remove the screws using a T6 Torx screwdriver.

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Remove all yellow strips using the tweezers. There is a total of 5 protective foils. Remove all yellow strips using the tweezers. There is a total of 5 protective foils. Remove all yellow strips using the tweezers. There is a total of 5 protective foils.
  • Remove all yellow strips using the tweezers. There is a total of 5 protective foils.

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Using your tweezers, detach carefully the yellow tape without breaking it. Using your tweezers, detach carefully the yellow tape without breaking it.
  • Using your tweezers, detach carefully the yellow tape without breaking it.

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Pull this metal with your tweezers without removing it from the motherboard. Pull this metal with your tweezers without removing it from the motherboard.
  • Pull this metal with your tweezers without removing it from the motherboard.

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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. Using your hands, detach the black strip from the board without removing it.
  • 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.
  • 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 screwdriver. Remove the screw using a screwdriver.
  • Identify the screw behind the cable.

  • Remove the screw using a screwdriver.

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Detach the board carefully with both hands. Detach the board carefully with both hands.
  • Detach the board carefully with both hands.

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Using your tweezers, remove the black square located in the power button. Remove the motherboard completely. Remove the motherboard completely.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Use the tweezers to lift the hatch and remove the part of the rear camera that is inserted. Use the tweezers to lift the hatch and remove the part of the rear camera that is inserted.
  • 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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