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Old March 28th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dismantling HTC One for repairs, etc.

Website iFixit have dismembered and torn apart the HTC One apart after a struggle and yes it actually was a lengthy struggle and as an overall result have given it a 1/10 repairability score! Ouch! So no DIY repairs on this beauty.

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Considering its sleek, primarily aluminum construction we never thought the HTC One was going be easy to crack open. But, it seems not even iFixit was completely prepared for the challenge of picking one apart. Since there are no screws used in the construction of the body, the fearless hackers needed to turn to a heat gun, a suction cup and a metal spudger to gain access to the internals. Underneath the swaths of aluminum and glass it turns out most of the components are covered in foil-like copper shielding that is quite difficult to deal with. There are a few screws inside, however, like the pair of fasteners that connect the 2,300mAh battery's cable to the motherboard. In the end, iFixit handed the One its namesake on the repairability scale -- meaning this sucker is practically impossible to pull apart and reassemble. To see the complete and careful destruction of HTC's latest flagship hit up the source.
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Our diligent spudgering appears to have permanently mangled the plastic bezel surrounding the aluminum case. It's possible that prying at a snail's pace while applying heat could minimize this damage, but we're not too hopeful. This phone was not made with open-ability in mind.
Something to think about for everyone! I have no doubt this phone needs a case ASAP! Lol.

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Old March 28th, 2013, 06:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No surprises here,with the sealed construction & no visible fasteners to access the innards.

Some no doubt will be put off by this,I'm definitely NOT one of them.I'm confident this is a well-built phone that will last long after the warranty expires.

Insurance &/or warranty should alleviate any misgivings concerning durability/repairs.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 07:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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here's another link as well I got from xda
Inside the HTC One | Recent Teardowns
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Default Came across someone selling their HTC One with a broken screen... for $100. Worth it?

Is this an easy fix on this phone? With its build quality and the whole '4 hours to make just one unit' thing, I feel like it could be an issue.. but wanted to confirm with anyone who would know better than me.

If it's an easy fix, then $100 for the phone plus maybe another $50-$75 to fix would be a pretty good deal right? Or is replacing a screen a big no-no in regards to just never being the same phone again
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iFixIt did a tear down and said it's basically not possible to take this phone apart without breaking something.
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Ifixit.com did a teardown on HTC One. Conclusion was it was not repairable. Get a firm quote from HTC if you can and tell us about it.
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Want to open up your HTC One and see it guts in all their glory? iFixIt claims that the One is hard to open, but appearently that's not true. HTC has developed a special tool that easily opens the One up for repair. More details on the link below;



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Default HTC ONE Repair Tool

During a recent telephone conversation w/an HTC CSR, they mentioned an authorized repair facility when discussing my still-open ticket w/my phone. I just chalked it up as misinformation & put it out of mind, being skeptical of any attempts to actually open this phone up for repairs.

After seeing this bit of information, I suppose a repair facility does indeed exist, no doubt a necessity to keep replacement costs on warranty claims to a minimum.
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Default Hard to take apart to make repairs?

Is the HTC one hard to take apart? I found a screen replacement+ tool kit on amazon for 17 dollars. I would prefer this over paying 200 dollars to loose everything I've done with this phone.
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Is the HTC one hard to take apart? I found a screen replacement+ tool kit on amazon for 17 dollars. I would prefer this over paying 200 dollars to loose everything I've done with this phone.
Yes, it's very difficult to take apart. Did you not purchase insurance?
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Yes, I pay 5 dollars a month to pay 200 dollars for a new phone
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I suggest you use the insurance, no sense in paying $5 a month if not..?

I've seen reports that HTC have a "special" tool to take this phone apart. Ifixit gave the HTC one a 1/10 for repair-ability. It's unlikely you'd get it back together without damage.

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This guy seems to think it's fairly easy....http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2353895
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This guy seems to think it's fairly easy....http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2353895
"Good job!! By the way you left you jar of weed in the photos, LOL BLAZE ON!!!!!!!!!"

^LOL best reply on that thread.

I work for a cell phone repair company. I'll let you guys know if someone sends in an HTC One for repair, I'm super curious how the techs are going to take one apart. Even our repair page for the HTC One warns about taking it apart yourself.

But it seems like a solid device. Not a lot of issues!
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"Good job!! By the way you left you jar of weed in the photos, LOL BLAZE ON!!!!!!!!!"

^LOL best reply on that thread.

I work for a cell phone repair company. I'll let you guys know if someone sends in an HTC One for repair, I'm super curious how the techs are going to take one apart. Even our repair page for the HTC One warns about taking it apart yourself.

But it seems like a solid device. Not a lot of issues!
HTC has taken their phones to the level of Apple. Next are we going to see an HTC bar popping up in every major city? Probably not (sarcasm). For the most part, I believe most buyers take really good care of their $200+ smartphones so they do not need to be taken in for repair. I have never had to take in my HTC Touch, HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO 3D for repair (knock on wood).
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