Thursday, January 05, 2017

HTC Flyer – Disassembling procedure – How to replace the speakers – How to remove the battery

Apply pressure along the bottom of the white panel containing the camera and push upwards.
It may take some effort, but it will smoothly slide off.
Unscrew the four of 3.5mm Torx T5 screws that run along the sides of the exposed innards.
All screws in the device will use the Torx T5 screwdriver, so keep it handy.
Remove the black protective piece of plastic by sliding it upwards
Remove the two 3.5mm Torx screws holding the protective plastic down on along the sides.
A center 3.5mm Torx screw will be covered by "VOID" sticker. Be warned; removing this will void the device's warranty.
Either remove the sticker or jam the screwdriver into the screw, and remove the screw.
Remove the protective panel by sliding it upwards.
Before removing the back cover, apply some scotch tape to the volume buttons to prevent them from falling out of the back panel
Use a plastic removal device to lever up the top half of the cover.
Lift the back panel up
Gently unfold the black tape along the top that covers the cable attachment points
Leave the tape partially attached so that it can be easily re-attached
Use the tip of a spudger as a lever to lift the white or black back piece to release the cable from the connection.
Gently pull out the cable after releasing the back piece
Repeat this step with the other three cable connections
Remove the single 2.5mm Torx T5 screw holding the battery down along the top side
Wedge the flat end of a spudger inbetween the battery and the front panel assembly
Run the flat end of a spudger along the top edge of the battery to separate it from the adhesive securing it to the front panel assembly
If you encounter any resistance from the remaining adhesive, simply use the flat end of a spudger to remove the excess adhesive
Remove the four 2.5mm Torx screws that run along the motherboard's rim
Use a spudger to remove the two black ground wires from the right side of the motherboard
Remove the two multicolored speaker cables on the right side by lifting up the "lever" on the opposite side of the cable socket and then pulling out the cables
Lift up the translucent yellow tape to expose the cable sockets.
Use the spudger to lift up the cable's "lever" Pull out the cables
Remove the cable along the headphone in the same way the lower cables were removed
Grip the motherboard by its edges and pull it out.
Remove the 2.5mm Torx T5 screw securing the speakers to the front panel assembly
Lift and remove the speaker assembly from the display assembly