HTC EVO Design 4G Screen Replacement
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In this procedure, you will be disassembling the HTC Evo Design 4G to replace its screen.
- Author: Victoria
- Time estimate: 15 - 30 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
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Step 1 — Screen ¶
Tools: Phillips #000 Screwdriver, T4 Torx Screwdriver, Safety Pry Tool (Guitar pick), Tweezers
Step 2 — Removing Casing ¶
Use fingers on either end of the button edges of the phone to pull back cover off. It should slide off.
Step 3 — Removing Battery ¶
When open, pull on “Open” tab and it should rotate towards you
Grab the bottom edge of the battery and pull it toward you
Step 4 — Removing Casing ¶
On the side of the top casing on the phone there should be a slot. Use your safety pry tool (guitar pick) pry around the perimeter of the casing to remove it
Info*: The adhesive tape that you may find will not be necessary for replacement later
Step 5 — Removing Screws ¶
Remove the two Phillips screws to release the casing above the port
Remove the top and bottom pairs of Torx screws.
Remove the middle pair of two Phillips screws.
Step 6 — Removing Casing ¶
To remove the remaining cover, lift the side port, which was previously uncovered, then lift the outer shell from the bottom of the phone and slide it forward
Step 7 — Removing Screws Continued ¶
Remove the two revealed screws on the outside (Torx = red, Phillips = orange), and then remove the two phillips on the bottom of the phone
Step 8 — Removing Rear Housing ¶
Remove the rear housing by prying around the edge with your Safety Pry Tool
Step 9 — Pull the Plug ¶
Unplug the wire connecting the vibrator to the board with your tweezers
Step 10 — Like a Book ¶
Unfold motherboard from the screen (open carefully like a book)
Step 11 — Flex Cables ¶
Disconnect the two aluminum flex cables
Step 12 — Broken Bond ¶
The flex cables should be the only binding and after being removed should leave you with the separate screen