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Question [Need] How to change the faceplate of the Magic?

I am so interested to know if someone has guides or videos guidance to change faceplates on the Magic/MyTouch3G.

My girl friend has a black phone and I ordered her a new white housing for the phone from eBay. I received everything including tools but there was no any instructions. I gave a try from what I can see but it was not successful. I even searched on net but no luck yet.

Any comments will be really appreciated.
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here's the magic service manual.
it details how to pull apart the phone into it's individual parts (colour pics included)...

http://phandroid.com/htc-magic-manual.pdf

you may or may not need to totally pull it apart just to change the faceplate (i don't know), but it'll still give you a good idea of how it all goes together.
 
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here's the magic service manual.
it details how to pull apart the phone into it's individual parts (colour pics included)...

http://phandroid.com/htc-magic-manual.pdf

you may or may not need to totally pull it apart just to change the faceplate (i don't know), but it'll still give you a good idea of how it all goes together.
Thanks for information bro.

Actually, I need to give a try and figure out if I could just pull the faceplate along without totally pulling it apart. It will be so painful as I wont even realize if something goes wrong. Damn wish I had some videos on this.
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The mytouch is easy to break down but it would have to be totaly taken apart to change out the plastic housing.
Wing (tossed due to winmo sux) - G1 (my first love) - MyTouch (ole reliable) - MyTouch Slide (I love this one) I GOT ROOT! - Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate (Still stock)
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here's the magic service manual.
it details how to pull apart the phone into it's individual parts (colour pics included)...

http://phandroid.com/htc-magic-manual.pdf

you may or may not need to totally pull it apart just to change the faceplate (i don't know), but it'll still give you a good idea of how it all goes together.
Oh that's awesome. I wasn't even LOOKING for this but it's awesome.
 
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Just one problem with that manual, it's for a prototype version of the sapphire which has the hero style buttons on the bottom instead of the Magic ones. Now, I'm not sure if this is the only difference but just bear that in mind.
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I have fully disassembled 3 MyTouch phones. Easiest smart phone to break down so far. Just don't drink any cafiene before hand. not diffucult in any way. just needs a steady hand. HOWEVER! If you have never done this kind of thing before you will likely screw something up. I have been tearing electronics down and repairing them for twenty years. The ribbon type cables can be torn VERY easily, one slip with a screw driver can tear into a board and destroy it beyond repair, too much stress removing a fragile screen can break it. The learning procces on this type of stuff is an expensive one. Go VERY slow and be VERY patient.
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Very tempted to replace housing on mine, currently have grubby white Voda one and would like black/red HTC one on ebay. However, as poster said before I have little experience in doing this and nervous to do so. Not sure if I am brave enough!
 
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Can anyone confirm whether or not this housing fits the Mytouch 3G?
It looks like it does. (You can usually tell by the camera hole on the back plate, it's higher on MT3G's) but I'm not sure.
Thanks.
http://cgi.ebay.com/BLACK-OEM-HTC-MA...item27abf417a4
 
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Can anyone confirm whether or not this housing fits the Mytouch 3G?
It looks like it does. (You can usually tell by the camera hole on the back plate, it's higher on MT3G's) but I'm not sure.
Thanks.
http://cgi.ebay.com/BLACK-OEM-HTC-MA...item27abf417a4
I bought the same in white color says with Google in back cover, and it worked perfectly with my Rogers Magic. I think Magic, MyTouch3G all come under G2.
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