HTC Desire Z (Vision) Tear-Down

Here's how to dis-assemble a HTC Desire Z, codenamed 'Vision' and also known as the T-Mobile G2 in the U.S.A.


The box front
The box front
The box back
The box back
Inside the box
Inside the box
Box contents laid out
Box contents laid out
Box contents unwrapped
Box contents unwrapped
Front view
Front view
Rear view
Rear view
Left-side view
Left-side view
Right-side view
Right-side view
Top view
Top view
Z-hinge air-gap
Z-hinge air-gap
Keyboard partially revealed
Keyboard partially revealed
Keyboard fully revealed
Keyboard fully revealed
Battery cover removed
Battery cover removed
Battery removed
Battery removed
Battery compartment empty
Battery compartment empty
Releasing micro-SD card
Releasing micro-SD card
Micro-SD card released
Micro-SD card released
Micro-SD card flipped up for removal
Micro-SD card flipped up for removal
Samsung 8GB Class 2 micro-SD card
Samsung 8GB Class 2 micro-SD card
Void sticker on top-left T5 Torq screw
Void sticker on top-left T5 Torq screw
Battery compartment middle-left T5 Torq screw
Battery compartment middle-left T5 Torq screw
Battery compartment bottom-left T5 Torq screw
Battery compartment bottom-left T5 Torq screw
Unclipping the shell
Unclipping the shell
Rear cover removed
Rear cover removed
Rear of the main PCB
Rear of the main PCB
Bottom-left hinge
Bottom-left hinge
Top-left hinge
Top-left hinge
Concealed screw
Concealed screw
Unplug micro-SD ribbon
Unplug micro-SD ribbon
Unplug touch-panel ribbon
Unplug touch-panel ribbon
Peel back copper foil, unscrew, unplug and remove LED PCB
Peel back copper foil, unscrew, unplug and remove LED PCB
LED PCB removed
LED PCB removed
Partially lift the main PCB
Partially lift the main PCB
View the display ribbon connector
View the display ribbon connector
Unplug the display ribbon connector
Unplug the display ribbon connector
Raise the main PCB
Raise the main PCB
Peel back the adhesive tab
Peel back the adhesive tab
Prise the 1st RF shield
Prise the 1st RF shield
Reveal the 1st group of integrated circuits
Reveal the 1st group of integrated circuits
Begin prising the largest RF shield
Begin prising the largest RF shield
Work carefully around the shield
Work carefully around the shield
Careful not to kink or bend it
Careful not to kink or bend it
The long edge needs care just before the shield pops off
The long edge needs care just before the shield pops off
The shield pops off
The shield pops off
The big important integrated circuits
The big important integrated circuits
The 3rd small RF shield
The 3rd small RF shield
Not a lot to reveal
Not a lot to reveal
The Power Management IC and surrounding components
The Power Management IC and surrounding components
Rear view of the display casing
Rear view of the display casing
Another angle viewing the display casing
Another angle viewing the display casing
Begin carefully peeling back the adhesive cover
Begin carefully peeling back the adhesive cover
Reveal the bottom-left screw
Reveal the bottom-left screw
Reveal two screws at top-left
Reveal two screws at top-left
Cover removed, revealing three more screws
Cover removed, revealing three more screws
Unclip the case
Unclip the case
Reveal the back of the display
Reveal the back of the display
Remove the cover
Remove the cover
Remove top-left screw
Remove top-left screw
Ribbon connector
Ribbon connector
Ribbon connector released
Ribbon connector released
Unplug connector
Unplug connector
Lift insulator
Lift insulator
Remove insulator
Remove insulator
Loosen connector fastener
Loosen connector fastener
Ease connector out
Ease connector out
Connector removed
Connector removed
Lift the chassis away from the display front case
Lift the chassis away from the display front case
Back-view of the display
Back-view of the display
Touch-panel controller
Touch-panel controller
Gently prise the display free from the case
Gently prise the display free from the case
Display case and touch-panel
Display case and touch-panel
Display part number sticker
Display part number sticker
  • Posted: 2010-11-06 17:59 (Updated: 2010-11-06 19:55)
  • Author: tj
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