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HTC Evo 4G Front Panel Replacement

Front panel replacement.

Remove the glass front panel to access your Evo's internals.

단계 1 Front Panel  ¶ 

In the following steps, you will use a heat gun to soften the adhesive securing the outer black border around the underside of the front glass panel to the inner case.

단계 1 Front Panel  ¶ 

  • In the following steps, you will use a heat gun to soften the adhesive securing the outer black border around the underside of the front glass panel to the inner case.

  • With the heat gun set to low, start by heating the outer black border near the upper left corner of the glass panel.

  • Try not to excessively heat the outer plastic edge of the Evo.

  • Due to the heat applied, it is normal for a layer of condensation to develop on the inside of the glass panel and/or the outside of the LCD. It can be removed with glass cleaner once the glass is separated from the display.

단계 2  ¶ 

Gently insert an iPod opening tool between the glass front panel and its plastic surround near the upper top left corner of the Evo.

단계 2  ¶ 

  • Gently insert an iPod opening tool between the glass front panel and its plastic surround near the upper top left corner of the Evo.

  • Carefully pry up the glass, being careful not to bend it excessively.

  • The key is to work slowly and gently to avoid breaking internal components.

단계 3  ¶ 

Use a heat gun to soften the adhesive along the left side of the front glass panel.

단계 3  ¶ 

  • Use a heat gun to soften the adhesive along the left side of the front glass panel.

단계 4  ¶ 

Insert the iPod opening tool between the front panel and its plastic surround and pry up at several points along the left edge of the Evo. Insert the iPod opening tool between the front panel and its plastic surround and pry up at several points along the left edge of the Evo.

단계 4  ¶ 

  • Insert the iPod opening tool between the front panel and its plastic surround and pry up at several points along the left edge of the Evo.

단계 5  ¶ 

Continue the heating and prying procedure, now focusing on detaching the bottom of the front panel from the plastic surround. Pry along the bottom edge of the Evo to further separate the front panel from the rest of the device.

단계 5  ¶ 

  • Continue the heating and prying procedure, now focusing on detaching the bottom of the front panel from the plastic surround.

  • Pry along the bottom edge of the Evo to further separate the front panel from the rest of the device.

단계 6  ¶ 

Use a heat gun to soften the adhesive along the right side of the front glass panel.

단계 6  ¶ 

  • Use a heat gun to soften the adhesive along the right side of the front glass panel.

단계 7  ¶ 

Pry up the front panel along the right edge using the method described in previous steps. Eventually work around the entire perimeter of the front panel until it is lifted slightly from the inner case. Don't try to completely remove the front panel just yet. Its ribbon cable is still attached to the inner case.

단계 7  ¶ 

  • Pry up the front panel along the right edge using the method described in previous steps.

  • Eventually work around the entire perimeter of the front panel until it is lifted slightly from the inner case.

  • Don't try to completely remove the front panel just yet. Its ribbon cable is still attached to the inner case.

단계 8  ¶ 

Peel the front panel ribbon cable off the adhesive securing it to the metal underside of the inner case.

단계 8  ¶ 

  • Peel the front panel ribbon cable off the adhesive securing it to the metal underside of the inner case.

단계 9  ¶ 

Lift the front panel out of the inner case, minding the cable still routed through the bottom of the Evo. Carefully de-route the front panel ribbon cable through the slot in the inner case.

단계 9  ¶ 

  • Lift the front panel out of the inner case, minding the cable still routed through the bottom of the Evo.

  • Carefully de-route the front panel ribbon cable through the slot in the inner case.

  • Remove the front panel.

  • Notice the four (4) clear plastic hooks that are adhered behind the menu buttons. Look closely. Each one is shaped differently and in a particular orientation.

  • If the replacement front panel does not have these installed already, carefully remove and transfer them from the old panel to the replacement.