awarner (MVP), on Jun 11 2008, 07:37, said:
Problem is it's not the taking apart it's more trying to change the backup battery.
Here are some internal pictures I took, as you can see from the picture the battery bottom/left )first image) is not only soldered to board but the tabs it is connected with are spot welded to the battery making identification vary hard as the information are under the tabs.
Wonder if it's worth giving HTC a call for repair?
Looks like the standard cell HTC use accross many models.
Panasonic ML414RM/F9A - DigiKey P003CT-ND
HTC will write the board off and quote for replacement. Seriously.
Backup batteries are not 'mission critical' to the phone booting though - nearly all my candybar HTC devices have a dead one and work fine I just need to sync everythime I change the battery / sim etc - what makes you think this is the issue?
just-saving, on Jun 12 2008, 08:32, said:
I dunno awarner..maybe getting in touch with HTC would be the next step. I'm just a bit peeved that I may now have to pay out goodness knows how much just to get a few photos off my Lobster and the pics might disappear during repair anyway, if they haven't already. Thing is I did buy another Lobby off eBay a while back for about £16 as a backup so I am not without a Lobster. Plus, I have a spare one to smash apart if need be as I broke my very first one accidently. I think this has made me realise just how important it is that I should always back up my pics and stuff....just incase of unexpected problems like this .....
A white screen is usually a loose LCD ribbon. Again, not mission critical for the phone to boot. Are you sure the device isn't booting, you just can't see it? What about if you connect it to a comp.? Anything?
HTC will wipe the handset during any diagnosis / repair anyway. Dissassembling and checking connections would be your first bet.