Introduction

A 25 minute, quick and dirty, tutorial to get your screen replaced and get you on with your life.

Remove the back cover (not pictured) to your phone. Place it aside somewhere you won't lose it.
  • Remove the back cover (not pictured) to your phone. Place it aside somewhere you won't lose it.

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To begin removing the battery, place your thumb beneath the tab (outlined in red here) and begin to lift. Pinching the battery, lift up at an angle from the bottom of the phone.
  • To begin removing the battery, place your thumb beneath the tab (outlined in red here) and begin to lift.

  • Pinching the battery, lift up at an angle from the bottom of the phone.

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Place the battery in a container off to the side. If you do this for every step beyond this point, you will keep better track of your parts and make reassembling the device far easier when you get around to it.
  • Place the battery in a container off to the side. If you do this for every step beyond this point, you will keep better track of your parts and make reassembling the device far easier when you get around to it.

  • It might not be necessary, but we recommend using an anti-static bracelet or anti-static mat from this point on. Any charge on your finger tips may cause harm to the device.

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Use a T6 screwdriver to remove the four screws on the rear plate of the HTC Touch Pro. Place your screws in a bag labeled with where they came from, what screwdriver you used, and the order in which you removed them. For example, this bag would say "Rear casing. T6. #1." Place your screws in a bag labeled with where they came from, what screwdriver you used, and the order in which you removed them. For example, this bag would say "Rear casing. T6. #1."
  • Use a T6 screwdriver to remove the four screws on the rear plate of the HTC Touch Pro.

  • Place your screws in a bag labeled with where they came from, what screwdriver you used, and the order in which you removed them. For example, this bag would say "Rear casing. T6. #1."

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Next, remove the casing that covers the camera and motherboard. To do this, place your thumbnail in any of the grooves along either side and pry it open. To do this, place your thumbnail in any of the grooves along either side and pry it open.
  • Next, remove the casing that covers the camera and motherboard.

  • To do this, place your thumbnail in any of the grooves along either side and pry it open.

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Insert your spudger along the slit between the keyboard and the external casing. Pry open as shown. Careful! The ribbon connecting the keyboard to the motherboard will still connect the two halves of the phone when you separate them. Be sure to take your time and move slowly to avoid damage to the cable.
  • Insert your spudger along the slit between the keyboard and the external casing. Pry open as shown.

  • Careful! The ribbon connecting the keyboard to the motherboard will still connect the two halves of the phone when you separate them. Be sure to take your time and move slowly to avoid damage to the cable.

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Remove the keyboard ribbon from the motherboard. To do this, simply grasp the ribbon at its base and pry it up at an angle. The ribbon has a metal end that is easily removed from the motherboard. Remove the keyboard ribbon from the motherboard. To do this, simply grasp the ribbon at its base and pry it up at an angle. The ribbon has a metal end that is easily removed from the motherboard. Remove the keyboard ribbon from the motherboard. To do this, simply grasp the ribbon at its base and pry it up at an angle. The ribbon has a metal end that is easily removed from the motherboard.
  • Remove the keyboard ribbon from the motherboard. To do this, simply grasp the ribbon at its base and pry it up at an angle. The ribbon has a metal end that is easily removed from the motherboard.

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Using a Phillips Head size 0 screwdriver, remove the 3 screws holding in the battery compartment. Remove the ribbon covering the battery compartment by pinching it at the base and lifting. Remove the ribbon covering the battery compartment by pinching it at the base and lifting.
  • Using a Phillips Head size 0 screwdriver, remove the 3 screws holding in the battery compartment.

  • Remove the ribbon covering the battery compartment by pinching it at the base and lifting.

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Move the black slider over to the side without the keyboard ribbon. This is done as to allow the display ribbon to slide out later.
  • Move the black slider over to the side without the keyboard ribbon. This is done as to allow the display ribbon to slide out later.

  • Using a PH 0 screwdriver, remove the 4 screws on the black slider.

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Pry the keyboard away from the screen. Open on the side containing the keyboard ribbon. Pry the keyboard away from the screen. Open on the side containing the keyboard ribbon.
  • Pry the keyboard away from the screen. Open on the side containing the keyboard ribbon.

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Remove the screws on the back of the screen assembly with a PH 0 screwdriver. Move the silver slider across the phone so that you are able to pry the back off without damaging the display ribbon.
  • Remove the screws on the back of the screen assembly with a PH 0 screwdriver.

  • Move the silver slider across the phone so that you are able to pry the back off without damaging the display ribbon.

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Using a small wedge, such as a small flat head screwdriver, pry the rear of screen assembly off from the side opposite to the display ribbon. Using a small wedge, such as a small flat head screwdriver, pry the rear of screen assembly off from the side opposite to the display ribbon.
  • Using a small wedge, such as a small flat head screwdriver, pry the rear of screen assembly off from the side opposite to the display ribbon.

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Remove anything connected to the circuit board behind the phone's navigation buttons. Using a PH 0 screwdriver, remove the 4 screws holding this circuit board in. Using a PH 0 screwdriver, remove the 4 screws holding this circuit board in.
  • Remove anything connected to the circuit board behind the phone's navigation buttons.

  • Using a PH 0 screwdriver, remove the 4 screws holding this circuit board in.

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Push on the back of this board gently so as to make the navigation buttons fall out the front. Flip over and remove the screws holding the circuit board in on the front side. Remove the navigation buttons from the phone and replace as necessary.
  • Push on the back of this board gently so as to make the navigation buttons fall out the front. Flip over and remove the screws holding the circuit board in on the front side.

  • Remove the navigation buttons from the phone and replace as necessary.

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Using a PH 0 screwdriver, undo the 2 screws on the top of the screen. Remove the beige piece as shown.
  • Using a PH 0 screwdriver, undo the 2 screws on the top of the screen.

  • Remove the beige piece as shown.

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At this point, the only thing holding the screen in is glue. Gently push on the back of the screen until you are able to grab it from the bottom. From there, simply peel the two apart.
  • At this point, the only thing holding the screen in is glue. Gently push on the back of the screen until you are able to grab it from the bottom.

  • From there, simply peel the two apart.

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Conclusion

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

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