Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the charging port of the HTC Rhyme.

This is the front and back of the HTC Rhyme This is the front and back of the HTC Rhyme
  • This is the front and back of the HTC Rhyme

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Take off the back by sliding the cover down. Take off the back by sliding the cover down. Take off the back by sliding the cover down.
  • Take off the back by sliding the cover down.

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Use a T5 to unscrew the 5 1.587mm screws. Use a T5 to unscrew the 5 1.587mm screws. Use a T5 to unscrew the 5 1.587mm screws.
  • Use a T5 to unscrew the 5 1.587mm screws.

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Pull the back cover off of the phone. Pull the back cover off of the phone.
  • Pull the back cover off of the phone.

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Unscrew the two 0.793mm screws with a Phillips screwdriver. Unscrew the two 0.793mm screws with a Phillips screwdriver. Unscrew the two 0.793mm screws with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the two 0.793mm screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

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Push off the little silver piece resting above the charging port. Push off the little silver piece resting above the charging port.
  • Push off the little silver piece resting above the charging port.

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Disconnect the black cable on the upper right side of the motherboard. Disconnect the black cable on the upper right side of the motherboard. Disconnect the black cable on the upper right side of the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the black cable on the upper right side of the motherboard.

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Disconnect the green cables in the upper center of the motherboard. Disconnect the green cables in the upper center of the motherboard. Disconnect the green cables in the upper center of the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the green cables in the upper center of the motherboard.

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Disconnect the yellow cable by gently pulling on it with tweezers. When assembling, use your fingers to reconnect the wire. When assembling, use your fingers to reconnect the wire.
  • Disconnect the yellow cable by gently pulling on it with tweezers.

  • When assembling, use your fingers to reconnect the wire.

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Disconnect the white cord on the lower left side of the motherboard. Disconnect the white cord on the lower left side of the motherboard. Disconnect the white cord on the lower left side of the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the white cord on the lower left side of the motherboard.

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Gently remove the motherboard with you hand. Gently remove the motherboard with you hand. Gently remove the motherboard with you hand.
  • Gently remove the motherboard with you hand.

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Desolder  and remove the charging port on the motherboard. Solder a new charging port onto the pads where the previous charging port had been. Solder a new charging port onto the pads where the previous charging port had been.
  • Desolder and remove the charging port on the motherboard.

  • Solder a new charging port onto the pads where the previous charging port had been.

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Follow all of these steps in reverse order to put the phone back together. Follow all of these steps in reverse order to put the phone back together. Follow all of these steps in reverse order to put the phone back together.
  • Follow all of these steps in reverse order to put the phone back together.

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Conclusion

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

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