Introduction

How to disassemble / take apart the device and change broken, smashed touch screen glass and LCD display.


Video Overview

Switch off the phone. Remove the SIM / memory card cover. Remove any SIM and memory cards.
  • Switch off the phone.

  • Remove the SIM / memory card cover.

  • Remove any SIM and memory cards.

  • Use screwdriver torx T5 and unscrew the two screws at the bottom of the battery / back cover.

Use a plastic tool and slowly separate the back cover. The loudspeaker is inside on the back cover. The loudspeaker is inside on the back cover.
  • Use a plastic tool and slowly separate the back cover.

  • The loudspeaker is inside on the back cover.

Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver and remove the 4x silver screws. With a plastic tool carefully separate the battery from the logic board. With a plastic tool carefully separate the battery from the logic board.
  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver and remove the 4x silver screws.

  • With a plastic tool carefully separate the battery from the logic board.

The battery connector is under the middle frame. Remove it and disconnect the battery. Model: BM59100 / 3,8VDC / 1700mAh Model: BM59100 / 3,8VDC / 1700mAh
  • The battery connector is under the middle frame. Remove it and disconnect the battery.

  • Model: BM59100 / 3,8VDC / 1700mAh

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Remove the USB dock connector metal plate. Open flex cable connectors: LCD display flex cable
  • Remove the USB dock connector metal plate.

  • Open flex cable connectors:

    • LCD display flex cable

    • Menu buttons flex cable

    • Volume buttons flex cable

    • Touch screen flex cable

    • Power button flex cable

  • Pick up the vibrating motor and take out all flex cables except the LCD display flex cable.

The logic board is secured to the display frame by two locking clips. Use a plastic tool to release it. Now remove the LCD display flex cable from its connector.
  • The logic board is secured to the display frame by two locking clips.

  • Use a plastic tool to release it.

  • Now remove the LCD display flex cable from its connector.

HTC Windows Phone 8S Logic Board. HTC Windows Phone 8S Logic Board.
  • HTC Windows Phone 8S Logic Board.

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Check your spare part for the menu buttons flex cable. Remove the flex cable from the old touch screen if you need. Remove the flex cable from the old touch screen if you need.
  • Check your spare part for the menu buttons flex cable.

  • Remove the flex cable from the old touch screen if you need.

Clean the frame from the old adhesive tape. Install new adhesive tape. It would be better if you use adhesive sticker ready for the model.
  • Clean the frame from the old adhesive tape.

  • Install new adhesive tape.

  • It would be better if you use adhesive sticker ready for the model.

  • Install the display assembly.

Prepare the menu buttons and LCD display flex cables. Start with reassembling. .
  • Prepare the menu buttons and LCD display flex cables.

  • Start with reassembling.

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  • Did you do it successfully?

Conclusion

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

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Great guide, but all I want to replace is the front bit of glass. Can I just (carefully) remove the old one from the top or do I have to undergo this lengthy and delicate procedure?

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