Introduction

This guide demonstrates the procedure for replacing a faulty camera in the HTC myTouch 3G.

Image 1/2: Then separate to remove the back cover from the phone. Image 2/2: Then separate to remove the back cover from the phone.
  • Slide the back cover down by pressing down on the top edge of the phone as indicated.

  • Then separate to remove the back cover from the phone.

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Image 1/2: Remove the SIM card. Image 2/2: Remove the SIM card.
  • Remove the Battery.

  • Remove the SIM card.

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Image 1/1: Pull the SD card out.
  • Press the SD card in, and the SD card should pop loose.

  • Pull the SD card out.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two 4-mm T5 torx screws in the middle. Image 2/2: Remove the two 4-mm T5 torx screws in the middle.
  • Remove the four 6-mm T5 torx screws in the four corners.

  • Remove the two 4-mm T5 torx screws in the middle.

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Image 1/2: Pull out the antenna cover to remove. Image 2/2: Pull out the antenna cover to remove.
  • Use the existing gap, to dislodge the antenna cover from the phone.

  • Pull out the antenna cover to remove.

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Image 1/2: Go around the edges of the phone, and continue to dislodge the back plate from the front part of the phone. Image 2/2: Go around the edges of the phone, and continue to dislodge the back plate from the front part of the phone.
  • Use a precision flathead screwdriver to dislodge the back plate from the phone.

  • Go around the edges of the phone, and continue to dislodge the back plate from the front part of the phone.

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Image 1/2: Remove the 3-mm Phillips head screw located on the top right-hand corner of the phone. Image 2/2: Do not remove any of the screws located on the actual circuit boards.
  • Remove the 3-mm Phillips head screw located on the side of the bottom left-hand corner of the phone.

  • Remove the 3-mm Phillips head screw located on the top right-hand corner of the phone.

  • Do not remove any of the screws located on the actual circuit boards.

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Image 1/3: Continue separating the circuit board from the front cover and screen and watch for a ribbon cable to detach. Image 2/3: Finish separating the circuit board from the front panel. Image 3/3: Finish separating the circuit board from the front panel.
  • Place a finger between the circuit board and the front cover, and lift up gently.

  • Continue separating the circuit board from the front cover and screen and watch for a ribbon cable to detach.

  • Finish separating the circuit board from the front panel.

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Image 1/1: Remove the three 3-mm Phillips head screws located on the top circuit board.
  • Turn the piece housing the circuit boards over to the side with the mounted camera.

  • Remove the three 3-mm Phillips head screws located on the top circuit board.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the ribbon cable by using a precision screwdriver to flip open the ribbon cable. Image 2/3: Disconnect the ribbon cable by using a precision screwdriver to flip open the ribbon cable. Image 3/3: Disconnect the ribbon cable by using a precision screwdriver to flip open the ribbon cable.
  • Locate the ribbon cable on the top circuit board.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable by using a precision screwdriver to flip open the ribbon cable.

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  • Locate the two wired connections on the top circuit board.

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  • Remove the wired connections by using a squeeze-and-pull action.

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Image 1/3: Continue to flip the circuit board all the way over to the right. Image 2/3: Continue to flip the circuit board all the way over to the right. Image 3/3: Continue to flip the circuit board all the way over to the right.
  • Slowly lift the circuit board from the left.

  • Continue to flip the circuit board all the way over to the right.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the ribbon cable with a precision screwdriver. Image 2/3: Remove the faulty camera and replace with a new one. Image 3/3: Remove the faulty camera and replace with a new one.
  • The other side of the camera and circuit board should be exposed.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable with a precision screwdriver.

  • Remove the faulty camera and replace with a new one.

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Conclusion

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

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