Originally Posted by Rain724
I'd venture a guess that the aluminum body isn't really something HTC cares about; the innards are the expensive bits. HTC probably just peels back the case, makes sure the components are in working order (and a complete reflash), and then just throw everything in a new outer case. Simple, fast, and doesn't require slow-and-careful disassembly. Again, this is just a complete guess, though it seems logical.
While I agree that the body is probably not that expensive, most of the tear down videos I have seen also destroy the glass and some times the screen. So your general theory does not hold up... the "innards" get broken too. I hope the posts about the "magic" tool to open the back are true, and really, it only makes sense. You have to be able to service and refurbish the phone otherwise the costs would sky rocket.
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