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Gadget Review – How to repair the HTC One M9 Power and Volume Buttons Cable, Proximity Sensor, and SD Card Reader

How to repair the HTC One M9 Power and Volume Buttons Cable, Proximity Sensor, and SD Card Reader

HTC One M9 Power and Volume Buttons Cable,
Proximity Sensor and SD Card Reader Repair Warning: You are performing this repair at your own
risk We claim no responsibility for any damages
that might occur To perform this DIY repair, you will need
a  Plastic Triangle Opening Tool (5-0007, Available
at www.Fixez.Com) Nylon Spudger (Item # 5-0022, Available at
www.Fixez.Com) SIM Card Ejection Tool (Item # 5-1342, Available
at www.Fixez.Com) Fine Tip Curved Tweezers (Item # 5-1370, Available
at www.Fixez.Com) Professional T5 Torx Screwdriver (5-2429,
Available at www.Fixez.Com) Professional Phillips Screwdriver (Item # 5-2432,
Available at www.Fixez.Com) Power down the HTC One M9 smartphone. Eject the microSD card tray and then the nano
SIM card tray. Persistent picking at the top of the HTC One
M9 reveals a couple of Torx screws. Remove the following 2 T5 Torx screws.

With the top panels screws removed, use
the triangle opening tool to release the clips securing the rear case to the body of the
phone. Remove the following 2 Phillips screws. Detach the battery connector from the motherboard. Release the ZIF connector and detach the loudspeaker
cable from the HTC One M9 motherboard.

Remove the following T5 Torx screw. With the fine tip curved tweezers disconnect
the 2 signal cables. For the ensuing 3 cables, peel up the Kapton
tape and release the ZIF connectors. Disconnect the following 2 signal cables from
the motherboard.

Carefully pry the HTC One M9s rotational
vibrator away from the rear case. It is lightly adhered to the case, and soldered to the motherboard. Peel up the tape and use the tweezers to disconnect
the signal cable. For the next 2 cables, peel up the Kapton
tape and release the ZIF connectors.

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Remove the following 2 T5 Torx screws securing
the motherboard to the rear case. With a little spudgering the motherboard can
now be removed. With the motherboard out, use the triangle
opening tool to carefully pry the high capacity HTC One M9 battery up and out of the phone. Remove the following 4 T5 Torx screws.

Peel up the Kapton tape and release the ZIF
connector. Use the spudger to pry up and remove the daughterboard. Use the tweezers to remove the power and volume
buttons cable, proximity sensor and SD card reader. This HTC One M9 assembly also includes
the ambient light and noise canceling mic..

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