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BEST HTC One M8 Screen Repair, Charging Port Fix, COMPLETE

BEST HTC One M8 Screen Repair, Charging Port Fix, COMPLETE


Alright today we’re going to take apart
the HTC M8; the one with the two cameras on the back. Go ahead and turn the phone completely
off. Grab a heat gun or a hair dryer and just heat up the phone gently on the top and the
bottom. We’re not trying to heat up the screen, we’re just trying to heat up the
little metal plates that cover the ear piece and camera. Once they are warmed up, just
take a little razor blade and slide it underneath the metal plate. Make sure not to put the
razor blade down towards the phone because there is some stuff under there that you can
damage. So lift up these metal plates. Doesn’t matter if you damage them; they are pretty
cheap and inexpensive to replace. There are four T5 torques heads screws down at the bottom
and two normal Philips heads screws up at the top. Tools and parts will be listed down
in the video description below. Take out the SIM card, there are probably two on your phone
so take out both SIM card trays before you start to pry the back off of the device. I
have taken my razor blade because it’s a small, thin little tool that can slide in-between
the screen and the back plate and unlatch each little clasp that holds the screen and
frame into the back plate itself. It is a pretty big pain trying to get this thing apart.
It is not easy. I did take a little bit of heat and heat up the back of the phone as
well just in case there’s some adhesive back there holding the screen onto the metal
frame itself. The whole take-apart process took about 10 or 15 minutes. So go slow and
take your time as you’re pulling that back plate off. Here’s the back plate itself.
You can see the little screw holes and the camera lenses. There is a glass camera lens
up for the top camera; so if that breaks you’re just going to have to pop it out of its little
slot and replace it from the inside. Take off the tape that’s holding down the ribbon
cable connectors. There are two of those. Make sure you put this in a spot where it
won’t get damaged because you will want to put it back on the phone again when we’re
done. Lift up each of these little white clasps. They can break so be very careful as you’re
lifting them up. Probably use a little plastic tool. And then you can just slide the little
ribbon cables out from the little clasp itself once it’s lifted up. Pretty straight forward.
You can just watch as I’m doing it here in the video. Once again all replacement parts
and tools will be found in the video description below. You can grab these little wire cables
and lift them up. These ones are attached down towards the charging port. Then this
one right here along the side as well. There are some more ribbon cables up here at the
top. This is the most ribbon cables I’ve even seen in a phone so congratulations HTC.
There are two screws holding down the battery connector to the motherboard. So just lift
that up and you can see it’s just kind of like a little Lego connection; once you lift
it up, it’s unsnapped. There are three screws holding on the motherboard to the frame so
take those out. Two more wire cables up at the top. And the motherboard will slide away
from the phone. So here’s the motherboard. It’s got the qualcromm processor in it as
well as all the memory and RAM and everything else that your phone needs to work. None of
it is user replaceable. So unless you have some pretty complex soldering tools you’re
just out of luck. Here is the loud speaker which is user replaceable. It’s got just
a little ribbon cable connector that plugs into the motherboard. And once again the parts
will be listed in the video description below. Just like the charging port, lucky for us,
is replaceable. Usually one of the things that goes out first on a device. The headphone
jack is also included with this part as well which is nice. Battery comes out fairly easily.
There’s a little bit of adhesive that holds it to the LCD so be careful when you’re
sliding your pry tool underneath because all of the pressure is going on the LCD as well
and if you’re planning on reusing your screen you want to be gently. Make sure you pull
away those volume rockers as well so you don’t damage that cable when you’re pulling the
battery out. Here’s the battery. It’s a 2600 milliamp. Pretty decent size for a
cell phone. Replacement batteries, hopefully, will be found in the video description as
well. Four screws holding down the daughter board. And if you’re smart you’ll take
out the little screw holding the camera in as well. So when you pull that away from the
board it’ll come with it. Remove the SIM card ribbon cable as well as the front facing
camera ribbon cable and the vibrator motor plug. You just want to unplug that from the
device itself. So the power button up here at the top is held down in a little slot so
slide that up and out. And it is also connected to the top of the front facing camera; so
the grounding strap. So make sure you pull that off as well. Front facing camera comes
away once the motherboard is away from the phone…daughter board, sorry. It’s a 5
megapixel camera. And then here’s the camera, the dual camera, on the back of the phone.
It’s probably in a metal case because any variation of distance would mess up the depth
perception feature that the camera is used for with the phone. So it’s a pretty unique
little thing that HTC has going on. There is the ear piece and now here is the replacement
screen. See the screen comes with the metal frame as well as the two replacement brackets
that go over the front facing camera and the bottom speaker. So if your replacement screen
does not come with all of this stuff, you probably bought the wrong piece and you’re
going to want to get the whole replacement kit. Because the glass only repair is a completely
different repair and very very very difficult. Now to put the phone back together I clasp
the rear facing camera into the motherboard first…the daughter board. And then set that
into place along with the front facing camera. Just plug those little ribbon cable connectors
in like Legos. Slid the power button back into its slot and grounded it on top of the
front facing camera again. And now I’m plugging back in the SIM card tray. So remember there’s
this one and one more on the other side so be very careful when you are plugging those
back in. Get the vibrator motor plugged in. If you are replacing your screen you’ll
probably need to transfer the vibrator motor over from your old screen to your new one.
Don’t forget to do that unless you don’t like vibrations. Get those 5 screws plugged
into the daughter board. And the battery can go back into place. Make sure you have all
of the ribbon cables on the correct side of the battery. You don’t want to be looking
for those later on when you’re trying to put it all back together again. Get the charging
port back into place; really pleased that this is user replaceable. It’s nice that
HTC made it easy for us. Lift up the rear camera a little bit when you’re sliding
the motherboard back into place. It does need to be sitting on top of the motherboard. Then
grab the ribbon cable connectors, plug them in and just latch each one of them down individually.
Make sure they’re pressed in as far as they can go. There are little tabs on each of the
little ribbon cables that you can use to press in and plug it into the little slot. And these
little wire cable connectors, make sure it’s seated correctly on top of the little plug
before you press it all the way in. Three screws on the motherboard. Plugging some more
wire cables in…battery cable…clasp it in like a little Lego. Get those two screws
back in place as well. It’s really important that you keep your screws organized obviously.
They’re all different sizes so keep them grouped together. Maybe label them on a piece
of paper as you’re taking the phone apart. Pretty straight forward with all these little
ribbon cables….plug them in, latch them down and keep on going. This is a short stubby
little guy so you got to kind of wiggle him into place and then use the extra tabs and
maybe some leverage so you can plug them back in and have him stay there. Get the little
wire cables pressed back into place. Make sure you’re seated correctly. You don’t
want to bend the little connection on the main board cuz once that’s bent you don’t
have a second chance. So get it on there and press it into place and you’re good to go.
I’m going to test my screen before I put the back plate on because that is honestly
the hardest part of this repair; getting that back plate on and off. Looks like my screen
is good to go. The touch sensitivity works, the color looks fine. If you have any lines
or anything else on your screen, test the connections first. If they are still there
after all the connections are good, then you probably have a bad screen. Get the tape back
into place over those ribbon cable connectors. And then I had a problem with my power button
falling out. I don’t know if that’s going to be an issue with everybody but just make
sure that’s placed well into the frame. And then start with the charging port end
of the phone and then once that’s pressed in you can press the rest of the phone in
place. My power button fell out again but after some convincing I got it back into place.
And snap the screen back into the metal frame. And you can see it snapped in fairly well.
You can hardly tell that the phone has been taken apart. Make sure to screw it back in.
Bottom 4 screws and the top two screws. Now here’s the cool part…these are the replacement
metal pieces for the top and bottom of the phone. They’re actually really inexpensive
so it’s probably worth your time to buy the replacement ones instead of trying to
make the old ones work. They come with their own adhesive which is really nice. Just take
it, press it into place. I usually line it up with the bottom of the screen and just
snap the rest of it into place fairly easily. Pretty straight forward. I did find out that
the lens from my first piece and second metal piece was different so I had to take off the
front facing camera lens from the old screen and then use the new screen pieces to just
set over the top of that and it worked a lot better. You can see the old camera lens just
sitting there on the bottom. But since it has a new one it’s just fine. Make sure
there’s no dust or anything down inside of that when you’re putting it back together.
Get the SIM cards in place. And there you go. Once again all parts and tools and everything
that you’ll need will be found in the video description below. Don’t forget to “like”
if this video helped you and don’t forget to subscribe. Thanks a ton for watching. Hope
to see you around.

100 thoughts on “BEST HTC One M8 Screen Repair, Charging Port Fix, COMPLETE”

  1. guys just to let you know- if you do not ever want to have a charging port problem with android, just search for and purchase the new magnetic charger as used on apple products. i have two and i got them from geek or wish.com but you can find them on amazon or ebay. good luck

  2. hi jerry, thanks for the video. i followed your guide and replaced my faulty screen and its working now but my phone says no simcard . what could be the problem, any suggestions

  3. Very informative except he worked to fast to. Demonstrate the repair. So will have to look at video several times. Thanks

  4. Does anybody know how to tell if you need the single or double pin for the charge port? The one linked is double but the phone I have is Sprint (32gb, non-HK). On Amazon one that they have says (Single): "HTC One M8 16GB (All Carriers) + 32GB Harmon Kardon Edition" and the other says (Double): "HTC One M8 32GB (Verizon and AT&T version) and HTC One E8." So neither version seems like a perfect match to me. Please help. On IfixIt for Sprint they show the single port: https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Parts/HTC-One-M8-Sprint-Charging-Assembly/IF285-008 So is that what I should get? Very confusing. Great video otherwise but seems like something that should be covered either in the video itself or maybe in the description.

  5. is a diference at double pin and single pint charger port y have an htc m8 unlocked , if i buy a double pin bit my phone is single can i just installed normally

  6. Hi sir, is the quality of this screen just as good as the original one?
    I just got a replacement screen and the quality sucks. finding a good one to replace it again.

  7. thanks. great video. do you have any idea what are the two wires (blue and white) connected to the charging port ? are both antenna wires ? if so, which ?
    I've bought a replacement charging port but there is only one connector solder to it…

  8. hey zach first of all great video i wanted to ask is there a port for the power buttons and the volume rocker because mine are busted and i can't find any replacment

  9. This was very helpful to see, although I still don't trust myself to fix my phone, it gives me hope that my phone can be fixed (charging port problem) and I can at least understand a bit of what a repairman can tell me about it. Is a fix like the charging port even worth getting to get it fixed? I looked up the pieces, and it seems pretty inexpensive, but if the labor of someone else fixing it costs a lot is it even worth it? I guess maybe I should just find someone who knows what they're doing, or take the time to learn myself. I just don't know if I trust myself to not break anything, haha.

  10. what is on the mother board? if i were to replace the mother board part, because of a destroyed usb ribbon connector clip that came apart, what am i having to replace in the system? is this a full reset action needed scenario where i am going to have to reload everything again? thanks

  11. I recently repaired my screen, phone us gully functional except I can no longer get GPS to work on my phone. Any ideas why?

  12. this guy is really cool, he had a very calm hand, at least one hand..
    guys, if you're end user, don't do this, you need super calm extreme steady hand, calm and steady hand like a watchmaker's hand.. if you're nervous or had shaky hand, please don't do this, you'll damaged your board.. I already damaged by phone, but lucky I had some insurance to cover my device (currently, courier service are attempting to take my device to repair shop), if you're doing this, and forced to do this yourself, just take your time and relax, get enough rest, meditate and contemplate if you need… I really emphasize this.. if you don't, you'll regret..

  13. First things first, great video man!

    So, my Buddy got a totally wrecked One M8s, LCD broken, back scratched, the letters fell out etc. But ist still works.
    The screen seems to be the same on paper, and so are the case dimensions.
    Can I use the One M8 parts to fix a M8s?
    I mean they are pretty much the same phone…
    Thanks a lot!

  14. have mutilated this phone. tore out several ribbon cables removing the tape, broke the sim tray, the sd card holder and who knows what else. got shit falling out when I finally got the back off. never knew glass would bend that much without breaking. you sir have obviously disassembled many phones. I recommend doing exactly what he says. TAKE YOUR TIME!

  15. Wait! perhaps not all lost I think the ribbon cables just pulled out of the plug may be just fine. I'll tell you one thing this phone will never look the same not like the one you worked on. Good thing I just got the onePlus 3T my old M8 is taking a beating. I better stick to working on old Chevy trucks I'm good at that this electronics stuff takes patients

  16. Your video was greatness. I used it to replace the charging port and battery on my One M8. The factory charge of the battery had the phone working great, but the new charging port has done nothing to fix the phone not charging. Deepest sadness. 🙁

  17. sir my htc one m8 is facing a really bad problem. its touch is not working properly, lcd is not damaged.
    kindly tell me a solution for this plz

  18. back camera not working after fixed. error pop up as "media server died. camera closing". can you please help to solve this.

  19. Gracias a su video, le cambie a mi HTC M8 la pantalla , la bocina y el pin de carga. Nunca yo habia destapado un celular moderno. Gracias nuevamente por su aporte..

  20. Dang. Best disassembly video ever. You showed all the same problems i had and how you fixed them and no unnecessary talk, only the important info. Just replaced my charger-port with absolutely no problems in under 30 minutes, including finding tools and this video.

  21. My screen is broken and the charging port is fucked. Maybe I could try this. Thanks for this video. Anyone who knows if I can buy the parts for not too much money? I live in Sweden.

  22. Hi Jerry, I have taken out all the three screws on the mother but it's not coming out. I looks like something is still holding it tightly. Please help me out. Thank you

  23. thank you for the video very helpful. I just changed my rear camera but now tuch screen wont work, I am going to take it apart and back again in case I missed to connect something.

  24. any idea when replacing rear dual camera you just raplace the new part and thats it? Reason I am asking is camera wont work but barcod scanner app is working so therefore I think camera should work unsless it needs some softwere updates?

  25. Hi Jerry. I have a problem with my M7. I can't pull down the notification bar. But I can do so when it's in landscape orientation mode. I did a line test and I can't draw a line on the top part of the screen. What do you think is the problem?

  26. The first area I tried to pry was near the volume buttons just like shown in the video. It turns out this is the worst area to pry, there is a very thin ribbon cable near the volume rocker.

  27. Nice video, but I just thought it is noteworthy to anyone doing a charging port replacement only that you do not have to remove the entire motherboard. There's two ribbons and a snap connector. Then you remove one screw and apply some light heat to the charging port board and gently pull it out. There's no need for the other steps if that's all you're doing.

  28. i dropped my htc one m8 from 10 feet height onto the ground from there it fell into water from then on wards i was trying to on it but it is not getting on.
    please suggest me something..

  29. BIG MISTAKE: as soon as the back cover is removed, you shall detach the battery connector first, before any other connector; when you remont the phone, replug it last.

  30. experiencing problem my power button seems stuck (or pushed out of place) as the only way to make it work is using something hard to push down the button and still rarely works(is there a replacement power button??) .and phone dies at random percentages(presume i need to replace the battery) .and could you let me know if you solved the problem with the power button ……PS haven't replaced anything yet these problems have acured over time

  31. The area around the Sim of the back cover isn't snapping over the phone. How do I know it's not going to break if I press harder?

  32. Fantastic video. Gave me the confidence to replace my charging port rather than spend big money on a new phone. A bit of time and patience is all you need when instructions and vid are this clear. It's nice to fix things rather than throw them away and waste money on new items when you really have no desire for something new. Thanks!!!

  33. my phone wont turn on, but when i plug it to my charger it shows its charging but pressing the power button does nothing, whats wrong with it?

  34. After battery replacement my htc one m8 screen goes black phone is running but screen is black. Pls help!

  35. I found if you hold the phone upside down the power button doesnt have the tendency to fall out. also my model doesnt have the second connector cable on the bottom end where the charging port connects… there is only the one cable…

  36. hi , once my phone reach the water then i charge it , after that the screen just get white light ?

    what i should do ? the guess the screen is fine

  37. why is it, that you had problems opening it because of all the adhesive and then you snap it back together when you finished at 8:48 ? Is the adhesive unnecessary?

  38. Hi, First off gr8 video… Second, I had to get a replacement phone while still under warranty and the phone they sent looks and works the same as the old phone. However, It seems the wiring is a bit different and the main [motherboard] is different more wire connectors… I didn't take photos of the phone before I disassembled it [Highly recommended] so when I went to put it back together the wiring is different… as there is no place to put photos on here I will try to explain. With the dual camera on the right: there are 5 connections above the camera and a black and red wire connected below. On the Left side top [MB], there are 2 wire connections left of the power supply, 2 wires on the [daughter board] top left. on the bottom left [MB] 3 wire connections one is the black wire going to the bottom right. I have 5 wires to put back [(1)-black 1.5" (2)-white 1" and (1)-grey 3/4"… If anyone know where these wires go or have a wiring diagram please let me know… TY…

  39. I am 68 years old and it took me going back and forth like 2 hours but I was able to understand your directions and I just wanted to thank you VERY much! You have helped a Senior Citizen to save money ,buying a new phone. Your Parents must be very proud of you!  I am!!

  40. Thank you Zack! Big fan of your channel. I used this guide to successfully replace my One m8 battery. No issues so far. I have a question though. How does the earpiece receive data and power? It doesn't seem to be connected with any cables or ribbons to the daughter board.

  41. Bro can you help me last night i have dropped my phone and now my back cam, flash & sim card are not working plz reply me fast

  42. Very helpful, thank you! I replaced the battery and charging port, only issue was having to take it apart again to adjust the volume buttons

  43. One of the more aggravating repairs I've ever looked into. I bought one of these and didn't check a repair guide first because I thought it'd probably be easy and or quick to repair. Boy was I wrong. I have it apart now but I don't really care to put it back together because I did end up getting the wrong part because mine didn't come with everything yours has. Fuck HTC. >:( I ain't buying another phone from them if I can help it. Nice guide though. I'll probably be sticking to iPhone repair which doesn't require you to literally disassemble the thing completely.

  44. How can I get the dual camera to replace it? Where can I get it? I´m living in Brazil, and here they don´t sell this cel.

  45. to tell you Sir, you cheated, when you put the two strips to hide the cables, these are the pictures of the beginning when you have remove the tape, the two seconds are similar
    the sequence from 02:39 to 02:48 is similar with. the sequence . from 08:17 to 08:24. we can not put back the same old bands because they do not stick anymore ……

  46. Link to the screen replacement part isnt working… Other wise great video… I love my M8!!! Its been a bummer trying to get the factory battery to keep/hold a charge… I had to put it away for awhile n got the htc U11 which im currently using… But now that i know my m8 it serviceable with replacent parts… Im definately goin back to it for sure!!!

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