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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 panel’s 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 M9’s 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. 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.

17 thoughts on “How to repair the HTC One M9 Power and Volume Buttons Cable, Proximity Sensor, and SD Card Reader”

  1. 8:09 There is one thing I would like to point out though. I think that black rubber on the LED lights should stay behind them. I did what you did first, turned on my phone, and the phone started making a sizzling noise and that area started heating up as hot as a coffee. The LED lights never turned on. After I left it behind, the problem was gone. I think the circuit board contacted to a metal connection or something, and that caused the overheat.

  2. My phone keeps showing: press power and volume up button to restart. It randomly restarts or shuts down. I thought it was a software issue, and did a factory reset. It didn't do anything. I am now unsure whether there is a problem with the power button.

  3. Hey Bru..very nice and clinical video….like a surgeon BUT will not allowed you to operate on me or my phone. On 6.50 min you lost me…I'm dead!!! You disassembled and then assembled it, with the same parts and not telling if it is new parts and what part is new??? So you removing my kidney and than put the same kidney back and you wanna tell me, I'm good to be on the go….Thumbs down!!!!

  4. I had to replace my screen and battery, then it turned out my replacement battery was a dud, so somewhere in all that I
    must have accidentally ripped my power and volume button from the wire and didn't realize it until this video.
    I just realized the battery I bought was from Fixez, bought two batteries and neither worked.

  5. please can you answer me if the M9 and the HTC one me have the same battery ? or are these part like sim card reader or memory reader fit together because they are very close to each other in shape and specification

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