If you’re needing to disassemble the HTC Explorer, then these are the instructions for you! One of the most popular Windows 7 phones by HTC, this has definitely stood the test of time. However, with age brings a few problems  in that damaged LCDs are more likely. This guide shows you how to open your HTC Explorer and therefore replace these items at very low cost, instead of sending your phone off for an expensive service. Before you start, do make sure you have the correct tools and are familiar with the instructions as a mistake can damage your phone.

HTC Explorer Take Apart Instructions:

1) Turn off the phone. Remove the back, battery, SIM Card.

2) Using a Torx T6 screwdriver undo the screwdrivers in the corners of the phone. Do note, that on some models of this phone there will be stickers or a housing covering the screws. Removing this voids the warranty, so be sure on this point. For the majority of people the phone will be outside of the warranty period for now.

3) Using the case tool, work a little gap on the front of the phone. This will provide a small gap which you can run around to remove the front face.

4) The keypad is connected via ribbon assembly to the main front face, so this needs to be removed for complete separation.

5) The LCD needs to be removed from the other side of the board. The frame needs to be removed from the chassis of the phone, which can be levered using the case tool. This is clipped in with no screws.

6) The LCD ribbon cable can then be removed and the LCD panel removed and replaced.

7) Reassembly is a reverse of these steps. Make sure you’ve kept all the parts safe.

For a video showing this, click here.

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