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 14, 2009

Sony Ericsson K550i disassembly

Sony Ericsson K550i disassembly
Tools required: Torx 6 screwdriver, Phillips size 0 screwdriver, plastic tool such as a credit card

Remove your back cover, battery, sim, memory card etc. Remove the two screws you can see. Push the aerial cover in the direction shown.

With the aerial cover removed you'll see two more screws. Remove these.

Run your fingernail or the edge of a credit card along the join of the front cover in order to remove it.
You should now have your front cover removed, like below. Remove the screw, circled. You can now remove the battery compartment.

Your phone should now look like below. Now remove the LCD frame and keypad part. It's held onto the circuit board by three clips near the top of the phone (two on each side and one in the middle).
  • Your phone should now look like below. Note the two ribbons which have disconnected. These simply push back into their sockets.
  • They keypad part is stuck down with double sided tape and will peel away with a little force.

  • Carefully lever out the LCD.
  • You should now have the LCD screen removed. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly.

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