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  1. AdamMGregory's Avatar
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    Um, so I really thought I would be able to fix this after my broken screen, bought a new one on ebay and went to town, so didn't turn out too well, but here is what the 8X looks like apart. So now I am on the search for an LCD as the glass and screen are really one unit fused together by the worlds strongest glue.







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    very sorry to hear about your situation.

    but i am glad to see HTC 8x repair parts are becoming readily available. Hoping the wireless charging mechanism is up for sale soon so i can add it to mine
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    How did you beak gorilla glass?
    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Board Express
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    Thanks for the pics by any chance can you locate the internal memory chip and see if it really is embedded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by onlywaytomo View Post
    How did you beak gorilla glass?
    As with all glasses, gorilla glass is only strong if the force is directed to the center of the screen and distributes equally on the glass.. The edges are the weakest part of the glass. If the phone falls on the corner parts of the glass you can pretty much expect it to break. Also if you focus all the force against a small spot on the display it'll also break very easily.
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    Is this seperating of the screen and unibody an easy job?
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    Thanks for the insight on disassembly. I'm hoping under one of those covers is a microSD slot.
    Last edited by xenomorph1030; 12-06-2012 at 09:25 AM.
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    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I too am interested in the memory. Is it embedded or just a microSD? I would love to be able to swap it out for a 64GB.
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    It was not very easy at all, you have to apply way more force than I would have ever thought.
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    It wasn't too bad. I took mine completely apart. Unfortunately, no microSD which is saddening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xenomorph1030 View Post
    It wasn't too bad. I took mine completely apart. Unfortunately, no microSD which is saddening.
    Thanks for the heads up on the SD card, although I own the 810 I still have like 4 some odd gigs left. I'm not an app freak and just use what I need and toss out what I don't want. The only apps I installed so far are the connectivity app and the maps app for launching Bing.
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    Well, I guess I shouldn't say I took it completely apart. I had it down to the battery and one circuit board at the top that encapsulated the camera. I lifted that up and didn't see anything of interest and I didn't remove the battery from the screen. I also didn't attempt to remove the large black cover seen above with the text "AF SS-400", which strangely mine didn't have any writing on it. I really couldn't figure out how that would come off and figured the processor (and probably memory) are located under that.

    Luckily, there weren't many screws (11 in total) and it was relatively easy to put back together. I am pretty happy my phone continued to work after that adventure.
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    Why have I not seen a tear down of the 8X yet. Usually ifixit has one done within the first couple of days. Does the screen just pry off? I took mine to a cell phone repair guy because it got wet but he could not figure out how to open it up.
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    Screen is laminated to the glass... Duh
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    Can you disassembly it more and maybe tell us the part number of the LCD/Digitizer??? with this number I maybe can find a replacement for you.
    would be great if you can do this.
    On all new devices from HTC (middle and high end) are the Digitizer and LCd glued together on the whole area!
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    I have same problem, broke my screen, LCD is fine but glass is broken, can you please send me link where you bought glass. Also did you damage LCD in the process some tips on separating screen from LCD would be great!
    Thanks
    Sudhir
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudhirdy View Post
    I have same problem, broke my screen, LCD is fine but glass is broken, can you please send me link where you bought glass. Also did you damage LCD in the process some tips on separating screen from LCD would be great!
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    Sudhir
    i wonder if careful use of a heat gun would do the trick?
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    Excellent Idea! This guy in video using blow dryer.

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    it seems to be like a pretty ugly problem with this glasses...i also broke mine,bought a new glass,but the glue is verry hard and i can not take the LCD from the the glass without broking it,and i can not find any LCD+glass. How did you fixed yours?
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    hi where did you buy the parts from and how much plz im in same situation
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    disassembly guide..
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    Given that I have a water damaged brick of a device I thought I'd add one more image to the gallery here.
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    Hi, I'm trying to take off the back cover but it seems like sticked on corners (left side, top and bottom). Is there an adhesive or snap? I found 5 snaps along the left side but the corners prevent me from opening it. Shall i just rip it off?
    This case is very urgent for me as I'm fixing my friends phone.
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    Might need this tomorrow
    From the CO and my 8X
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    Has anyone had any luck repairing the screen on their own? I am wondering which would be the better purchase, the digitizer, lcd, and housing (New HTC Windows Phone 8x LTE Verizon ADR6990 LCD Touch Digitizer Assembly | eBay) or just the digitizer and the lcd (LCD Display Touch Screen Digitizer Assembly for HTC Windows Phone 8x ADR6990 | eBay) where I would have to remove the screen from the housing, and reattach it. Any insight from those that have had this phone opened before?
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