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HTC Wildfire S Screen Repair Guide

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by repairsuniverse, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Android Enthusiast
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    This written take apart repair guide will show you how to replace the outer touchscreen and inner LCD screen display of your HTC Wildfire S. This will help you how to disassemble fairly easily in a step by step manner giving a chance to change other internal parts of your phone.

    This guide will help you replace the following Wildfire S parts:
    • HTC Wildfire S Touch Screen Digitizer Replacement
    • HTC Wildfire S LCD Screen Replacement
    • and other HTC Wildfire Replacement Parts

    • Safe Open Pry Tool
    • Small Phillips Screwdriver
    • Torx T5 Screwdriver
    • Adhesive Strips (For Touch Screen Repairs)
    • Heat Gun/Hair Dryer

    HTC Wildfire S Take Apart Repair Guide:
    • The first step will be to remove the back battery cover, the battery, and the SIM card.
    • Using a small Phillips screwdriver remove the one (1) screw located in orange near the battery housing. Swap to a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the remaining four(4) screws in red on figure 1.
    Figure 1​
    • Once the screws have been removed, disconnect the clips holding the back housing in place by using a safe open pry tool. Carefully separate the back housing.
    • Set aside the volume and power button as it will fall out normally from the housing.
    • Remove the two (2) small Phillip screws from the motherboard which can be found at the top right and lower left of the phone.
    • We can now remove the 3 pieces of black tapes covering all the connectors. Raise the white section of the jawbone connector and take away the flex cable.
    • Cautiously raise the power and volume button flex cables from the housing. They are held in place with a small bit of adhesive.
    Figure 2​
    • Remove the motherboard; be cautious that no more cables or screws are holding it in place.
    • Pull up the digitizer flex cable from the LCD and completely remove the LCD screen.
    • Warm the outside edges of the front housing using hair dryer or heat gun. Apply average heat and use quick movements for about 45 seconds. Then use a safe open pry tool to release the screen from the housing. Reheat the adhesive if required.

    Simply change the damaged parts with the new ones and reverse the order to put your phone back together again.

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  2. dave1983

    dave1983 Lurker

    i tried this and broke the bottom touch ribbon so replaced and it still didnt work :( had to go to my local phone repair shop gloopy.co.uk to get it fixed
  3. macca81

    macca81 Newbie

    My sister cracked her screen today, and while the display is fine, the touch screen only works above the crack. Where would I be able to get a new screen for this?
  4. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


    You can find the replacement screens and parts for the Wildfire S here - HTC Wildfire S Replacement Parts
  5. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    We have the touch screen available on our site. A link to the site can be found in our signature.

HTC Wildfire S Forum

The HTC Wildfire S release date was May 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1230mAh battery.

May 2011
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