Ok first things first, THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY
The device in question is an MDA Vario II but these instructions will probably hold true for all hermes varients (with maybe a little modification)
You will need the following:
- A HTC Hermes
- T6 Torx Screwdriver
- A small Philips Screwdriver
- Flat Blade screwdriver
- Case opening tool (old credit card will do)
- Decent degree of technical skill
- A need to void your warranty
- A LOT of courage
Remove the back cover, battery, SIM, memory card, ariel bung.
Unscrew the four visble T6 screws (top left just below the ariel extention, bottom left below the battery, bottom right inside that silver lanyard attachment which will fall out after you've undone the screw, top right under the void sticker)
Turn the device over so the screen is facing you, slide the keyboard out and press down on the device on the bottom left corner, to the left of the usb and reset button, and slide your case opening tool into the opening youve made (there goes the adult content filter ) and move it to the right and you will feel the sections come away, slide it up the length of the device making sure the casing comes away and up over the top (it gets tricky here as its quite tight) and round the other side so the back section of the casing can come away in your hand, the battery cover locking button will most likely spring out at this point so get ready to catch!
Turn the device back over so the exposed mainboard is now facing you. Cunningly hidden in the ariel (the big black thing at the top) is ANOTHER T6 screw so undo that, then on left hand side, in the middle is a small ribbon cable connector to the keyboard, disconnect that. Slide the screen halfway out (you MUST do this otherwise you could tear the ribbon cable connecting the screen) and then gently, using your flat blade screwdriver prize the mainboard out from the chassis from the top first then bottom.
Turn the mainboard on its side to the right and gentley remove the silver tape on the RF covering (silver bits) and the ribbon cable. Using a flat blade screw driver, gentley lift the socket connecting the screen off the mainboard. I recomend levering inbetween the plug and the socket ot avoid tearing the conacts off the cable.
You can remove the keyboard circuit board from the chassis by prising up one end and lifting the board away and unsticking the ribbon cable followed by the button pad.
You will also notice, to the right of the keypad 4 screws holding the screen assembley on, undo them using your philips head screwdriver. This middle section will now simply lift off.
Take the four screw out of the bottom of the screen section and run your case opening tool along the edges and the back should pop off after you have disengaged all the clips, you can now remove the keypad/screen camera if you so wish
To re assemble: do the exact opposite
This is my first disassebley guide so feedback is welcome
Pictures are coming when i have time/desk space