HTC 10 Screen Repair, Teardown and Reassemble Instructions
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SIM Card Ejection Tool
Fine Tip Curved Tweezers
Precision Knife Set
2mm Premium Red Adhesive
Multi-Purpose Heat Gun
Professional T5 Torx Screwdriver
Professional Phillips Screwdriver
Power down your HTC 10 smartphone.
Step 2 (HTC 10 Nano SIM Card Tray and microSD Card Tray)
Eject the Nano SIM card tray and then the microSD card tray.
Step 3 (HTC 10 Display Assembly)
Begin to free the HTC 10 display assembly by using the heat gun to warm up the adhesive.
With the precision knife carefully create separation and insert a playing card to start slicing through the adhesive.
Take your time and apply additional heat as needed.
When attacking the adhesive, be mindful of the cables for the bottom buttons located next to the capacitive home button.
The HTC 10 screen is still connected to the logic board, so don’t try to remove it entirely just yet.
Step 4 (HTC 10 Midframe)
Remove the following 12 Phillips screws.
Use the precision knife to pop the HTC 10 midframe out of the all-metal rear enclosure.
Step 5 (HTC 10 Loudspeaker)
Remove the following Phillips screw.
Peel up the cable and eradicate the HTC 10 loudspeaker box from the rear case.
Step 6 (HTC 10 Display Assembly)
Remove the following 2 Phillips screws.
Spudge up the HTC 10 battery connector from the logic board.
Use the tweezers to start working through the tape, and then pop off the signal cable.
Release the ZIF connector and free the cable for the HTC 10 USB Type-C assembly.
Disconnect the HTC 10 display assembly from the logic board and separate it from the midframe.
Step 7 (HTC 10 Capacitive Home Button and Fingerprint Sensor)
Extract the HTC 10 capacitive home button and fingerprint sensor. If issues develop with the home button, the mild adhesive used will make it an easy fix.
Step 8 (HTC 10 USB Type-C Port, Cables for the Bottom Buttons, and Spring Contacts)
Remove the following 3 T5 Torx screws, and then disconnect the bevy of cables.
Flip the HTC 10 midframe over and carefully peel up the cables for the bottom buttons.
Use the tweezers to help remove the small assembly. It includes the USB Type-C port, cables for the bottom buttons, some control hardware, and spring contacts.
Step 9 (HTC 10 Logic Board)
Work through the rest of the tape followed by the multitude of ZIF connectors and cables on the logic board.
Remove the following 2 T5 Torx screws.
Some gentle spudgering should free the HTC 10 logic board. Be mindful of the vibrator, it is soldered to the board and lightly adhered to the midframe.
Step 10 (HTC 10 Battery)
Use the spudger to help peel the 3000 milliampere-hour (mAh) HTC 10 battery off the adhesive securing it to the phone.
Step 11 (HTC 10 Daughterboard)
Remove the following 3 T5 Torx screws.
Peel up the Interconnect cables adhered to the midframe and lift out the HTC 10 daughterboard.
Step 12 (HTC 10 Rear-Facing Camera)
With the tweezers detach the 12-megapixel HTC 10 rear-facing camera from the logic board.
Step 13 (HTC 10 Front-Facing Camera)
Turn the daughterboard over and disconnect the 5-megapixel HTC 10 front-facing camera.
* To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.