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[Q] Should I change the housing myself?

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28th May 2014, 03:32 AM |#11  
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Silver to black I'm still in dilemma haha!

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Nice! Even I did a silver to black conversion. So, which method do you want to go through with? Depending on that I'll give you instructions on what to do. Method 3 is gonna look the neatest of all, 2 will be good if you manage to take off every single last bit of glue, and method 1 will give you a cool 2-tone look.
 
 
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Nice! Even I did a silver to black conversion. So, which method do you want to go through with? Depending on that I'll give you instructions on what to do. Method 3 is gonna look the neatest of all, 2 will be good if you manage to take off every single last bit of glue, and method 1 will give you a cool 2-tone look.

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Okay, let's begin!
Stuff you'll need:

1x HTC One M7 Full housing (front + back), search on ebay.. Like this
Black sim tray (ebay)
A very small sized phillips screwdriver, and tweezers (or rather get a whole kit of that mini sized stuff :P)
Something like 5mm double sided sticky tape
Glue that melts on heating (not sure what exactly it is called), or superglue. I'd reommend the heat one though.
A hair dryer/heat gun
Old credit cards/guitar picks etc
A razor blade

If you think that you're gonna break your display anywhere along the process, even those are available on ebay for a decent amount.

Now, I watched these videos for reference:
Disassembly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZFAsgjCunc
Reassembly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5KNmDeJ4Ww

Since your phone has been opened before, it's not gonna be as difficult as it looks in the video. What I did was pull out the volume button with my nail (the top of the button, in the middle), and once that is out, just inserted a card into the gap inside and pryed at the back, and eventually, it got off. Remove your sim tray before you start. Also, see the positions of the clips holding the housing, it'll make removing it much easier. For taking off the display, I'd say, use heat for a decent minute and half, or two, and use a suction cup. This is the only part which isn't made clear on any youtube video that I've seen, so be careful. You could also get your technician to just transplant the display to the new housing.
Any way, ask away if you have any questions, and good luck!
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Do I need any adhesives? If so, which one of1, 2, or 3mm would work the best?

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Do I need any adhesives? If so, which one of1, 2, or 3mm would work the best?

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mm in width? 3 would be ok, you'll need two or three strips to hold the battery down.
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