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Introduction

This guide describes the steps to separate the HTC myTouch motherboard from the glass screen for replacement or repair. This guide will require you to unscrew a T5 Torx screw with a VOID label. Unfastening this screw will void any warranty the phone may have.

  1. Press both thumbs on each side of the upper corners, and apply pressure in a downward motion. While applying pressure, slide the back cover down.
    • Press both thumbs on each side of the upper corners, and apply pressure in a downward motion.

    • While applying pressure, slide the back cover down.

  2. Remove the battery. Remove the SIM card.
    • Remove the battery.

    • Remove the SIM card.

  3. Push the SD card in to eject it.
    • Push the SD card in to eject it.

    • Pull the SD card out.

  4. Remove the four 6 mm T5 Torx screws from the four corners on the back of the phone. Remove the two 4 mm T5 Torx screws from the middle of the back of the phone.
    • Remove the four 6 mm T5 Torx screws from the four corners on the back of the phone.

    • Remove the two 4 mm T5 Torx screws from the middle of the back of the phone.

  5. Pull out the antenna cover to access the motherboard. Pull out the antenna cover to access the motherboard.
    • Pull out the antenna cover to access the motherboard.

  6. Insert a spudger into the slit between the frame and cover, and push downward to dislodge the back plate from the phone. Use the spudger to go around the edges of the phone to further dislodge the back plate.
    • Insert a spudger into the slit between the frame and cover, and push downward to dislodge the back plate from the phone.

    • Use the spudger to go around the edges of the phone to further dislodge the back plate.

  7. Remove the 3 mm Phillips screw located on the side of the bottom left-hand corner of the phone. Remove the 3 mm Phillips screw located on the top right-hand corner of the phone.
    • Remove the 3 mm Phillips screw located on the side of the bottom left-hand corner of the phone.

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

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

  8. Place a finger between the circuit board and front cover, and lift up gently. Separate the circuit board from the front cover and screen to detach the ribbon cable holding them together. Finish separating the circuit board from the front panel.
    • Place a finger between the circuit board and front cover, and lift up gently.

    • Separate the circuit board from the front cover and screen to detach the ribbon cable holding them together.

    • Finish separating the circuit board from the front panel.

Conclusion

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

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