First remove the rear case/battery cover
  • First remove the rear case/battery cover

Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

  • Remove the two T5 Torx screws.

  • Prise off the lower casing towards the right in the picture, taking care not to break the two tabs

Remove the two further T5 torx screws
  • Remove the two further T5 torx screws

  • Remove the three Phillips #00 screws.

Now carefully prise off the case all round and it will detach completely
  • Now carefully prise off the case all round and it will detach completely

Prise up this connector
  • Prise up this connector

And this one
  • And this one

Lift up the retainer using a plastic opening tool.
  • Lift up the retainer using a plastic opening tool.

And carefully pull out the tab connector.
  • And carefully pull out the tab connector.

  • NOW PAUSE WITHOUT MOVING ANYTHING!

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NOTE THIS FLEXIBLE RIBBON
  • NOTE THIS FLEXIBLE RIBBON

Carefully lift up the board from the left-hand side allowing it to 'hinge' on the metallic ribbon connector you have just noted and allow it to lay flat
  • Carefully lift up the board from the left-hand side allowing it to 'hinge' on the metallic ribbon connector you have just noted and allow it to lay flat

Is this a HTC Wildfire S or Wildfire?

Andre Quintana - Reply

That's not HTC Wildfire S.

It's the previous model HTC Wildfire.

Billy Loizos - Reply

Is this wildfire a 3333 or wildfire s?

paul - Reply

The freed connector for the screen should have unfolded
  • The freed connector for the screen should have unfolded

  • Now the screen can be pried from the outer case, but take care as you do so not to tear the metallic ribbon between the two casings

To detach the screen it can help to  use a pry tool to push the screen from behind through the slot
  • To detach the screen it can help to use a pry tool to push the screen from behind through the slot

The screen is detached and the connector can be wiggled out through the slot
  • The screen is detached and the connector can be wiggled out through the slot

Remove the old screen and connector altogether
  • Remove the old screen and connector altogether

The connector for the new screen now has to be wiggled back through the slot
  • The connector for the new screen now has to be wiggled back through the slot

Once the connecter is pushed through the slot, you should now stick the new screen into place using suitable adhesive strip
  • Once the connecter is pushed through the slot, you should now stick the new screen into place using suitable adhesive strip

Fold down the ribbon connector from the screen and carefully fold the two casing halves together again, making sure that the two connectors are sticking out of the side
  • Fold down the ribbon connector from the screen and carefully fold the two casing halves together again, making sure that the two connectors are sticking out of the side

Reconnect the two connectors on the right hand side by pressing down
  • Reconnect the two connectors on the right hand side by pressing down

Reinsert the ribbon connector on the left hand side and push down the retaining catch
  • Reinsert the ribbon connector on the left hand side and push down the retaining catch

Clip the rear casing back on to the body
  • Clip the rear casing back on to the body

Put the bottom cover back in place and then replace all the screws
  • Put the bottom cover back in place and then replace all the screws

Replace battery and battery cover and all should now be well!
  • Replace battery and battery cover and all should now be well!

Conclusion

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

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