I grabbed one from eBay for £142.00. I received my HD2 and started running Android on it...all was well running the latest HTC Sensation rom on it however i had one issue. My signal wasn't as good as on my Blade and my Defy. I read a post on XDA of a proven hardware issue with the HD2 where some copper contacts don't make very good contact with the case causing signal issues and there was a fix. Tried by around 8 people and confirmed to greatly improve signal by 7 of those people. I decided it would be a good idea to try even though i am quite a heavy handed person, so i set about opening the HD2.
I got the phone opened after some prying and sweating. I carefully started to lift the copper contacts a bit higher to increase the contact they make with the other side of the case. Squeezed the case back together and volume key popped out...ARGH. So i opened it again and lifted the contacts a little again...OH FUDGE, one of them came straight off in my hand. I'm screwed I'm screwed I'm screwed. I rushed for my aluminium sticky tape and crafted a small spring type of job to make contact between the two pieces. Put it all back together and my signal was still working PHEW...but it wasn't great so i thought...i know i'll open it again and make it better.
THIS IS WHERE IT ALL GOES WRONG!
I pulled the case apart and the screen lifted a little. Squeezed it back together and re-aluminium foiled the signal contact. Put it all back together and signal was great but the screen was more lit at the bottom than the top... Took it apart again...broke a copper wifi contact...squeezed the screen together more. Put it back together. Wifi works ok still but screen still lit more at bottom than top. (I should have stopped here!)
I took it all apart again and following the HTC Disassembly video started to take the full thing apart to sort the screen out. In the process i ripped the ribbon cable for volume and the ribbon key for the power ...ARRGHHHHHHHH. This is where i gave up. Put the stupid thing on eBay for parts and got less than £40 for it. So i lost around £110! I should have been patient and waited for an unlock for the Monte Carlo!!!!!!
I'm currently eBaying as much old junk as possible to raise funds to get another phone. I have learnt my lesson and that is STICK TO SOFTWARE. Hardware is not my strong point! And to make thing worse my partners HTC Sensation arrived today and it is gorgeous.
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