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This take apart written guide shows how to replace various parts on your HTC Amaze 4G. You will learn on this guide the steps on how to properly take your HTC smartphone apart safely and repair nearly any internal parts of your phone.

This guide will help you to install the following HTC Amaze 4G part(s):
  • HTC Amaze 4G Touch Screen Digitizer Replacements
  • Other HTC Amaze 4G Parts

Tools:
  • Safe Open Pry Tool
  • Torx T5 Screwdriver
  • Adhesive Strips (For Touch Screen Repairs)
  • Heat Gun/Hair Dryer

HTC Amaze 4G Take Apart Repair Guide:
  • To begin, remove the back battery cover, battery, sim card, and memory card.
  • Remove the seven (7) Torx T5 screws as located in Figure 1.


Figure 1
  • You can now remove the back housing from the rest of the smartphone. Do this by carefully using a safe open pry tool to lift the outer edges, unclipping each clip holding the housing in place.
  • With the back cover removed, you now have access to the motherboard. The upper portion of the motherboard will have one connection located on the back side of the motherboard. Carefully lift the motherboard away from the rest of the screen assembly and carefully release this connection. It will be a "jaw" connector, so you will need to carefully lift the back flap of the connector and slide the flex cable out of the connection.
  • Gently fold the motherboard towards the bottom of the phone. There are two (2) flex cables that will need to be released. Both will be covered by mylar tape. Remove the tape and release both jawbone connectors. With these flex cables released, you can remove the motherboard from the rest of the phone.


Figure 2
  • Now, heat the front of the screen using a hair dryer or heat gun. Use quick movements, not staying in one area for too long. Medium - high heat will be required to properly warm the adhesive holding the screen assembly in place. Take your time and reheat as required. Also be aware of the 2 flex cables that are located under the screen assembly (touch screen and LCD screen flex cables).


Figure 3
  • Once the screen assembly has been removed from the housing, you can now use a small flat head screwdriver or similar to carefully separate the LCD screen from the touch screen digitizer. Heat may be required.
  • You can now replace either the touch screen digitizer or the LCD screen.

Simply replace the damaged parts with the new ones and reverse the order to put your phone back together again.
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5th April 2012, 01:00 AM   |  #2  
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Nice write up

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excellent thread
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Thanks guys!

Appreciate the support!! Hope it helps!!
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Added this to The HTC amaze all you need to know thread
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Sticky Glue
Just a quick q, the digitizer is glued to the lcd screen. When separating the digitizer from the lcd there's a lot of glue residue left on the lcd. So of course the question is how to remove the glue and what do you use to glue the new digitizer to the LCD? Any detail would be greatly appreciated!

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The best way to remove the adhesive is to heat it. You can use a hot blow dryer, this will loosen the adhesive bond. You can purchase adhesive strips from our website when sealing it back together.
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The best way to remove the adhesive is to heat it. You can use a hot blow dryer, this will loosen the adhesive bond. You can purchase adhesive strips from our website when sealing it back together.

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Test Lcd
Paul, I'm interested in purchasing Digitizer and Sticky Strip but am also considering LCD/Digitizer already assembled. Is there any way to test lcd screen once taken apart to ensure I haven't damaged it while taking apart.

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Paul, I'm interested in purchasing Digitizer and Sticky Strip but am also considering LCD/Digitizer already assembled. Is there any way to test lcd screen once taken apart to ensure I haven't damaged it while taking apart.

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You can do a visual check if you are worried that you have physically damaged, however the easiest way would be to have it installed in the phone and power on. If it works as normal it is fine.

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