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Forget about fixing the HTC One (M8) yourself if you break it

27
Mar
2014

The HTC One (M8) is a well-built smartphone that may survive most beatings and even water damage, but once a component breaks – whether it’s a cracked screen, malfunctioning battery or anything else – users are not advised to try to repair the unit themselves. iFixit already performed an “official” teardown of the handset, revealing it’s just as difficult to repair as its predecessor – the device got a 2/10 repairability score. The group even managed to sever the digitizer cable while trying to remove the display. “It’s very difficult—although no longer impossible—to open the device without damaging the rear case. This makes every component extremely difficult to replace,” iFixit concluded, adding that battery and screen replacements are particularly annoying. “The battery is buried beneath

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