Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace a cracked or damaged digitizer and lcd in your HTC One Mini

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the bottom speaker cover

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  • Use your T6 Torx screwdriver to remove the single screw that holds the body to the aluminium back

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Image 1/2: Use a plastic opening tool next to the usb port to gently lift the bottom away from the backing. Image 2/2: Use a second tool to work your way around the phone undoing the clips while the first tool lifts the undone areas
  • Use only plastic opening tools, metal ones will cause damage to the assembly

  • Use a plastic opening tool next to the usb port to gently lift the bottom away from the backing.

  • Use a second tool to work your way around the phone undoing the clips while the first tool lifts the undone areas

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Image 1/1: Use opening tool to gently lift the edges of the screen away from the body working from the top down.
  • Use your heat gun and infra-red thermometer to heat the screen assembly to 130 degrees C (265 F) to soften the adhesive

  • Use opening tool to gently lift the edges of the screen away from the body working from the top down.

  • Don't try to remove the bottom of the screen as your flex cables are there and still attached to the logic board

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Image 1/1: Undo the 3 screws holding down the bottom of the logic board and charger port circled in green
  • Undo the 2 Phillips screws circled in red and detach the battery connector (so we don't short anything out)

  • Undo the 3 screws holding down the bottom of the logic board and charger port circled in green

  • Undo the flex cables and speaker power cable circled in blue and lift the charger port out

  • The flex cable for this board and the one next to it for the screen their locking tabs open from the back

  • Gently using a plastic opening tool lift out the bottom speaker

  • Also the rubber spacer circled in blue

  • Undo the flex cables circled in orange and slowly start pulling the old screen out

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Image 1/1: Gently feed through the flex cables taking great care not to break them
  • Remove any old adhesive and broken glass from the frame

  • Gently feed through the flex cables taking great care not to break them

  • Don't remove any of this sheilding tape, I have only removed it to show you that there is nothing under there and I have replaced it during reassembly

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Image 1/1: Add your strips of adhesive tape to the frame and put put the screen onto the body (I have highlighted the placement areas in blue)
  • Fold the screen away from the body keeping in mind not to damage the flex cables.

  • Add your strips of adhesive tape to the frame and put put the screen onto the body (I have highlighted the placement areas in blue)

  • You will have to cut the tape in half for the sides of the screen. Using a razor blade and a metal ruler will give best results.

  • Follow the steps in reverse for reassembly and use a couple of drops of super glue to put the front speaker cover back on

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Conclusion

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

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Robbie

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I just need to change the touch digitizer, how do I detach it from the LCD?

hudeor - Reply

Where can i find a replacement screen

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