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HTC EVO 4G LTE TeardownSupport

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  1. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Your image link is broken, maybe requires cookies. If everyone can see this and it's what you wanted, take this one and I'll delete this part. :)


    Yep, saw this, but we need something more satisfying with specific chips called out. ;) :)
  3. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    Yeah, unfortunately, they didn't go the next step and take the heat sink/EM shroud off :(
  4. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

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  5. miashottangel

    miashottangel Member

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  6. jcommerce

    jcommerce Well-Known Member

    Wow, battery isn't that difficult to get at. You could actually put a freshy/aftermarket in after 12 - 18 mos if original was getting tired.
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  7. P_Dub

    P_Dub Well-Known Member

    Looks like you could get a bigger battery in there if they supplied a matching replacement frame.
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  8. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    bigger battery? i would be concerned about additional heat generated from a bigger battery in that thin tiny phone. my opinion.
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  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    The aluminum case may be acting as a heat sink, not sure though.
  10. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    There is a new, slightly better quality, video teardown on Youtube. Nothing new or different here, simply posted for reference ;)

    HTC Evo LTE tear down - YouTube
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  11. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Well-Known Member

    So while browsing the Internet on my evo I stumbled upon this website.. Looks like they have every part anyone would need to repair their evo.. Down to the nitty gritty. I know most of us are under warranty or whatnot but hey you never know if you wanna replace a scratched back cover or maybe a kickstand breaks or something simple you think you can handle without taking it to the store. Checkout the teardown vids on YouTube.. Some things are easier to replace than you may think. :) i will add that at this time many of the items are listed as out of stock but thats probably due to how new our phone is ;)


    This teardown is by the same company an is by far the most thorough I have seen.. Check it out! I had a piece of dust under my camera that I thought was gonna be there forever.. Not any more!! :beer:

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  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    And where the battery disconnects for user servicing - ours is better. :)
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  13. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    The photos from the Evo 4G LTE FCC filing were recently 'declassified' and are available for viewing now on the FCC webpage. My mental note for the time being up was on October 8, turned out it was September 8 :)

    It is fun to see the pre-production differences compared to the retail version. Diffferent logos, different logo locations, red dust shield under the removable door, 2 batteries, display screen they tested is identified as a 'Sony' part, some other part numbers and brands, Hearing Aid Compatibility Test Set up, etc.


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  14. merc1973

    merc1973 New Member

    My Have a cracked digitizer glass, the LCD looks fine. In some YT video instruction comments, some say you have to replace the LCD as well since it will break upon separation.

    I already have the replacement HTC branded digitizer. (It doesnt even feel like glass, but plastic. Isn't this Gorilla Glass 2 supposed to be tough?)

    What has your experience been like?

  15. merc1973

    merc1973 New Member

    Hey Mods,

    why did you move my thread inside another when this thread DOES NOT help my question?

  16. Xzurii

    Xzurii New Member

    Hello, I have an Evo 4G LTE, it's about a year old. The problem was my LCD screen; it had one day turned off, then upon charging and powering on, gave a me screen full of what I'd like to call "pixelated rainbow static" I had taken it to Sprint and they had told me (two different locations) that there was corrosion, so therefore water damage. The phone has never been in or around water, but I did not have $150 to pay the insurance for a brand new phone. I opened her up and found everything to be in order except one missing transistor for the LCD flex cable (with the mic on it). I ordered a new one and just installed it, only to turn on my phone and get the same pixelated fuzz. Among jiggling part around I've realized the problem is the small cable that comes out of the LCD into the flex cable, not the flex cable itself. Any way I could replace this small cable without having to buy a new LCD, or even take the LCD out of the housing without causing damage to the LCD?
  17. DigitalVizion

    DigitalVizion New Member

    So this happened 2 days before New Years. GF and I got into an argument and she toko my phone and threw it against a wall. The glass on the phone screen isnt cracked but half my phone vertically is black and other half is still viewable. I would like to get the replacement part off ebay but I dont know which to get. LCD or Digitizer?

    Please help me
  18. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member

    LCD, but I'd advise that you save yourself some money and pay a repair shop to do it.

    There are too many posts here along the lines of "I replaced my screen,now xxx doesn't work. How can I fix it?" Working on a cellphone isn't like cutting firewood. One tny slip and it can cost almost as much as a new phone to fix the damage.

    I owned a repair shop. I hired people wth experience in repairing ,icroelectronic devices. And I still had them practice on parted phones (phones so bad that we just kept them to steal parts from) to learn things like replacing screens. These phones aren't like an old Nokia, where te screen just drops in. You have to take things apart - without breaking anything. That means knowing that, n this phone you can lift the screen up 3 inches to unplug the cable, but in that phone you have only 1/8" play, and you unplug the cable with very thin curved needle-nosed pliers, or you'll rip the connector off the motherboard and have to replace the whole board.

    If you insist, it's the screen (the LCD, including the backlight), but I really advise against DIY in this case.

    (I'd also advise cooling the relationship off a bit until after she successfully completes an anger management course. This time it was a wall. Next time it could be something more important to you.)
  19. dishe

    dishe Well-Known Member

    I'm considering picking up a used LTEVO on ebay. One of my concerns, however, is having no idea what the battery was subjected to before me since I can't replace it.

    Has anyone ever had to physically open up the case and replace the battery? Can it be done?

    Do you regret not being able to swap it easily (or at all)? On a new device I'd be ok with it knowing it'll last me as least 2 years of use and abuse, but I'm hesitant to jump into a used one at this point.
  20. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member

    Of course. Can it be done by the average user without risking damaging something? I wouldn't recommend it. But a shop can open the case and solder in a new battery in a few minutes. Doing it to a waterproof Nextel is a bit more difficult, but I've opened more than my fair share of them too. (Sealed against the "storm of the century", but the battery was user-replaceable.)

    Use, yes. Abuse? Depending on the type and amount of abuse, that could be as little as 5 or 6 months. And I'm not talking about dropping, stepping on it, getting it wet - just discharging it almost all the way almost all the time, using a battery that came off the shelf 10 months ago without conditioning it first, that sort of thing.

    A used one? If it was one of mine,and you continued to treat it the way I treat mine, you'd junk the phone while the battery was still good. (Who wants a crappy phone with only 5 GB of RAM and 200GB of internal storage and only 10 cores in the CPU?) But if it's really been mistreated, it could die in a week. (I found one of my V551 batteries in a box in the garage about a week ago, leaking all over the place, just about totally shot. It's been in one of two garages, through all kinds of weather, for the past 5 or 6 years. But the other 2 are still like brand new - they've been taken care of properly.)
  21. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    No soldering required on the battery for the LTEvo, and more serviceable than the other One X models.
  22. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    Absolutely the battery can be replaced. Such as with an iFruit device that has an embedded power source.

    When this phone was the flagship, there were videos on vimeo and YouTube showing how to replace the battery.

    This thread shows and gives an idea of what to expect.

    I'd also wonder if the phone has/shows any signs of water damage as well.

    Helpful reading :


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  23. dishe

    dishe Well-Known Member

    Very cool. Does anyone have a link to one of those videos? I'm curious. Has anyone had to do it yet here?

    Water damage is something to be concerned about no matter what handset I go with.
  24. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

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  25. dishe

    dishe Well-Known Member

    I see a lot of tear down videos which include the battery as part of the tear down, but its interesting that I don't see a single video on just replacing the battery. I'm guessing the reason probably is that most people simply haven't had to do it.

    I did find an Amazon listing for a supposed "OEM" battery for the device, but the reviews say its a fake and capacity seems to be about the same as a used battery (not as much as a new one). I guess there hasn't been much of a market in changing the battery on these things!

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