HTC Desire 626S Metro PCS – Screen Replacement

I have owned an HTC Desire 626S Metro PCS for almost two years now. I have been extremely happy with this smart device. However, recently the screen quit working.

This might be due to the fact I am kind of rough so to speak on dumb devices, er I mean smart devices. I did NOT pay that much for this device to begin with. I was debating just buying another smart device.

However, I have been so satisfied with this Android, that I decided to salvage this device. I ordered a HTC Desire 626S Metro PCS replacement screen from I received this replacement screen in six days.

This screen frame is NOT the exact same one that I had before. I found out as I was trying to replace this screen that indeed it is NOT the exact same. This causes a bit of a problem when putting it back together.

However, this replacement screen does work successfully, so I will continue on with this tutorial. You will need some small tools. You will need a small hexadecimal and Phillips head screwdriver.

Also, you may want some small pliers or something you can loosen phone sized cables and pieces with. You may want a guitar pick for separating the pieces of plastic from each other. This smart device is comprised of three separate pieces of plastic.

The LCD screen with plastic frame, the rear cover, and the middle plastic piece that covers the battery and main circuit board. The rear cover can be removed with out loosening and screws. This is where you want a guitar pick or plastic pick to loosen the back cover.

You want to remove any SIM and or SD memory cards before replacing this screen. Once you remove the rear cover, you will then need to loosen eight total screws. Two of them are Phillips head screws. The remaining six are hexadecimal screws.

You will notice the battery is in the center. Now you will be able to remove the center plastic piece. You need to remove the battery.

The battery comes out real easy and is attached loosely to the main board. You will notice three ribbon cables. You want to loosen all three of them.

The replacement digitizer include two of the three ribbon cables. The one on the very left you need to save and attach to the new screen with digitizer. There are two circuit boards.

A skinny smaller one at the bottom. You will need to remove this circuit board after loosening the left hand side ribbon cable. Also, you need to loosen the antenna on the right hand side of this circuit board.

Two pieces of plastic on each side hold this small circuit board in place. You need to remove the main circuit board above. This board is where the battery connected to.

Two cameras, speaker, and headphones jack are connected to this main circuit board. Two pieces of plastic hold this circuit board in place. I was able to remove the circuit board with the four devices still attached.

You want to become aware that there are four devices attached so that you do NOT damage any of them. You want to loosen the two ribbon cables. Make certain that they are loosened before you pull out the main circuit board.

Now you will be transplanting the two circuit boards including attached devices onto the replacement LCD screen with digitizer and frame. I started by installing the small circuit board first. Then I attached the magnet to the board.

Next I connected the ribbon cable on left hand side. Finally, I attached black wireless cable on the right hand side. I installed the main circuit board at the top. I first attached the black ribbon cable on the right hand side.

The top right camera will snap into place. The headphones jack will also snap into place. The left hand side camera fits in nicely into place.

Finally, the speaker fits in nicely into place. There are two remaining ribbon cables you need to connect. The center one you connect to the main circuit board. The very left hand side circuit board you are transplanting from the previous LCD screen digitizer with frame.

Connect this ribbon cable to both top main circuit board and bottom smaller circuit board. Make certain all devices are in place and ribbon cables connected. The last device to attach is the battery. This easily connects to the main circuit board.

Place the center plastic cover over the LCD screen digitizer with frame. This is where I had to modify this replacement HTC Desire 626S Metro PCS screen. The plastic on the two sides and top did NOT fit tight.

Once I completed modifying the plastic it fit much tighter. I tightened the eight screws down. I snapped the rear cover back on.

I powered on the device and I saw the battery charging lightening bolt indicator. Over all I think it was a productive use of my time, replacing this screen. My overall advice is make certain you order the right replacement screen, which can save you time and headaches having to modify the plastic frame.

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