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This guide will lead the user through the process of disassembling their smart phone in order to remove the broken speaker. In just a few short, easy to follow steps this goal can be accomplished with little knowledge and only a few basic tools.

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  1. HTC SMT 6175 Ear Speaker Replacement, Back Case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • First, flip the phone over so that the back is facing you.

  2. HTC SMT 6175 Ear Speaker Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 HTC SMT 6175 Ear Speaker Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Next, using both thumbs, carefully push the back side of the phone's exterior up, removing it from the main section of the phone.

    • Set this piece aside until you need to reassemble the phone.

  3. HTC SMT 6175 Ear Speaker Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 1 of 2 HTC SMT 6175 Ear Speaker Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Insert thumb and pointer finger into the notch above the battery. Pull the battery away from the rest of the phone and set it aside.

  4. HTC SMT 6175 Ear Speaker Replacement, Speaker: step 4, image 1 of 2 HTC SMT 6175 Ear Speaker Replacement, Speaker: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Next, choose the matching tool from your driver kit and remove the six screws found around the perimeter of the phone.

    • Once the screws are removed make sure to keep them in a safe place for reassembly.

  5. HTC SMT 6175 Ear Speaker Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 HTC SMT 6175 Ear Speaker Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully pull off the back casing.

    • This can be difficult. Start by slowly pulling the back part from the front shell. As it starts to lift up, continue moving around the phone until it is in two separate pieces.

  6. HTC SMT 6175 Ear Speaker Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Next, remove the top screw.

    • Be careful! The LCD screen is still attached to the front of the motherboard by a flexible ribbon cable.

  7. HTC SMT 6175 Ear Speaker Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 HTC SMT 6175 Ear Speaker Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Flip over the motherboard so that the front case is visible. Using a spudger, remove the speaker out of its holding cell.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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