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Old August 5th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Helllo..

I broke my Desires screen. The usual story with these, was in a small pocket, etc.

So, the repair cost I was told was around 270 €. I decided not to get it repair for that insane price.

I ordered a new LCD screen and a torx M5 screwdriver kit from mytrendyphone.com, where I also ordered the new case shown in the pics.

I used this as a guide (Printed it out)
Blog: HTC Desire tear-down and re-assembly ? TJworld

The process took 30 minutes and my Desire is now in perfect working order.

Here are some pics.

Starting


Here's where the screen was cracked


Everything removed, ready to start


Voided the 'Void' stickers


About to remove main PCB


Removed


And after several steps in which I either forgot or we're unable to take pics



So, for anyone wondering to do it or not, GO FOR IT! The process isn't hard, especially with the awesome guide from TJWorld.

My Desire is now better than ever, rooted, and running Redux v1.2

Total cost for the LCD+screwdriver+shipping to Finland = 101,50 €

Quite a save

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Cracked mine this morning! Gutted!
Is this the right screen to buy? Seems a bit cheap

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You broke the inner screen too, left the digitizer (top layer) intact?

Hmm.. Yeah, in my opinion it looks correct, but the price arouses suspicion.

Personally, I'd go with HTC Desire, Google Nexus One LCD-Display (And don't forget the Torx M5)

But of course you can test that LCD and then if it doesn't work then go with this one.

Good luck!
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I phoned a mobile repairer in Glasgow earlier and they said they do it for 50 - 55 depending on which screen I need (SLCD or AMOLED).
He said the only way to find out which screen I needed was to open it up cos one of them has a resistor and one doesnt.
Was going to do it myself but 55 is pretty reasonable so will probably just go for that!
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That's pretty cheap, I'd take it if I we're you.

Do you have your Desire original packaging? If the box doesn't say AMOLED then it's LCD.
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Broke mine around 6 months ago... Was gonna wait and get a new phone, but now that its rooted, the ClanDroid1.0 getting a new LCD and a new housing hopefully... gonna look into custom housing... . o 0 (gold desire hmmmm)
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