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Repairing / Soldering volume buttons htc wildfire

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5th March 2014, 06:45 PM   |  #1  
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The first apologize for the translator of google >.<

I wanted to thank the community for what I've learned and now I would like to bring my experience.

Well, I have been given this htc because the SD card was not working properly.
Her owner dismantled following a tutorial and broke a flex cable (I think it's the rear lighting of the touch buttons,but is not very important.)
However, he removed the flex cable of the volume buttons, he hit back with tape, but it worked shortly haha
Then I could not "play" with my htc, I could only do boot from the console PC.

So here I got to work, spending as little as possible.

First I thought put buttons what i had at home, I do not really dislike her appearance but would be quite cumbersome welding wires.

Then occurred to me a much better thing, cut a bit of plastic and leave half of the copper tracks on the air.
Then I tin the tracks cable and htc.
Finally all well placed and carefully I soldered tracks. I checked if there was continuity between them but everything is OK.
To protect them I applied nail polish from my sister

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Merge the link, because I'm new and do not let me post links
"imgur.com" "/a/4x0Xw"

At last I was able to install a custom rom.
Any recommendations?
Now I have the UltraBeam GB | Revolutionary V1.6, Thanks Stone. Cold
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5th March 2014, 10:43 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by uncoenxo

The first apologize for the translator of google >.<

I wanted to thank the community for what I've learned and now I would like to bring my experience.

Well, I have been given this htc because the SD card was not working properly.
Her owner dismantled following a tutorial and broke a flex cable (I think it's the rear lighting of the touch buttons,but is not very important.)
However, he removed the flex cable of the volume buttons, he hit back with tape, but it worked shortly haha
Then I could not "play" with my htc, I could only do boot from the console PC.

So here I got to work, spending as little as possible.

First I thought put buttons what i had at home, I do not really dislike her appearance but would be quite cumbersome welding wires.

Then occurred to me a much better thing, cut a bit of plastic and leave half of the copper tracks on the air.
Then I tin the tracks cable and htc.
Finally all well placed and carefully I soldered tracks. I checked if there was continuity between them but everything is OK.
To protect them I applied nail polish from my sister

IMAGES!
Merge the link, because I'm new and do not let me post links
"imgur.com" "/a/4x0Xw"

At last I was able to install a custom rom.
Any recommendations?
Now I have the UltraBeam GB | Revolutionary V1.6, Thanks Stone. Cold

Thats a great patch job man! i personally struggle to solder onto traces. did you manage to squeeze the new buttons underneath the volume rocker? its slightly unclear from your pics, but a great job on the finished "product"

link added for other users http://imgur.com/a/4x0Xw
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Thats a great patch job man! i personally struggle to solder onto traces. did you manage to squeeze the new buttons underneath the volume rocker? its slightly unclear from your pics, but a great job on the finished "product"
link added for other users

Thanks =)
Nope, the buttons are not put in, because it would be a sloppy, haha
But as you say the idea could be used for someone who will truly have broken.
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