Oh no! You've dropped your digital stuff. And it's out of warranty. And repair costs more than the digital stuff is worth. What to do short of tossing the digital stuff (or selling on ebay)? Well, believe it or not the average person has a good chance of diy fixing that digital stuff themselves. All they'll need for most cases is some patience, and a little background knowledge. The intent of the posts on this blog are to help provide that knowledge.

Disclaimer Warning: The following instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your digital stuffs and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.

Disclaimer Notice : imprtant things to know before you start taking Part your digital stuffs

Friday, August 7, 2009

Nokia 5610 Xpress Music disassembly

Nokia 5610 Xpress Music disassembly
Tools required: Torx 3 and torx 5 screwdrivers

First remove the battery cover, battery, sim card and memory card.

Use something like a guitar plectrum or the edge of a credit card to lift the keypad out. Position your credit card below the zero key to do this.

You should now have the keypad removed, like below.

Now remove the four screws in the back of the phone.

Run your fingernail or credit card between the front and back part of the phone.

The two parts of the phone will still be connected by a ribbon (circled below). This connects like a plug and socket. Simply lift it away from the phone to unplug this connecter.

Your phone should now look like below. You'll notice another ribbon (circled) will have unplugged itself. We'll come back to this in the very last stage of the guide.

Wedge your credit card underneath the keypad part to remove this part. It'll be stuck down with double sided tape near the top so will peel away.

Your phone should now look like below.

Now turn the phone over and separate the plastic and metal parts shown below. Start near the top.

Your phone should now look like below. Next remove the four screws you can see (circled).

Run your credit card around the edge of the housing to separate the two parts.

Now open the slide slightly so that there is enough space to pull the ribbon connector through.

Your phone should now look like below.

Unclip the black part shown below. Disconnect the circled ribbon connector. Again, it attaches like a plug and socket.

You can now remove the LCD and connected ribbons, as shown below. This part will come away from the phone cover with very little force.

The ribbon is attached to the back of the LCD screen with double sided tape. Peel this away from the LCD. Replace the LCD and stick the ribbon on to the new back of the new one. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly but first take note of the step below.

Note that you need to put the phone back together in a slightly different order to how you took it apart. When you took the phone apart you separated the top and bottom half of the phone and then removed the part shown below. When you put the phone back together you need to reattach the top and bottom half of the phone first and then reconnect the ribbon (circled).

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