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

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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

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

  • Remove the three Phillips #00 screws.

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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

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Prise up this connector
  • Prise up this connector

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And this one
  • And this one

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

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

  • NOW PAUSE WITHOUT MOVING ANYTHING!

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Deck the Halls
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NOTE THIS FLEXIBLE RIBBON
  • NOTE THIS FLEXIBLE RIBBON

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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Conclusion

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

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