Introduction

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

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.
  • 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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Remove the Battery. Remove the SIM card.
  • Remove the Battery.

  • Remove the SIM card.

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Press the SD card in and the SD card should pop loose.
  • Press the SD card in and the SD card should pop loose.

  • Pull the SD card out.

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Remove the four 6-mm T5 torx screws in the four corners. 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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Use the existing gap, to dislodge the antenna cover from the phone. 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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Turn the piece housing the circuit boards over to the side with the mounted camera.
  • 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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Locate the ribbon cable on the top circuit board. Disconnect the ribbon cable by using a precision screwdriver to flip open the ribbon cable. 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. Locate the two wired connections on the top circuit board.
  • 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. Remove the wired connections by using a squeeze-and-pull action.
  • Remove the wired connections by using a squeeze-and-pull action.

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Slowly lift the circuit board from the left. Continue to flip the circuit board all the way over to the right. 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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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.
  • 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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