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

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sony Ericsson W550i disassembly

Sony Ericsson W550i disassembly

Tools required: Torx 5 screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card.

Remove your back cover, battery, sim and memory card. Remove the two screws you can see.

Peel back the sticker shown in the picture below. You may need something with a thin, sharp point to peel the sticker back with. Remove the two screws you can now see.

Run your plastic tool along the join of the battery compartment to separate the phone into two halves.

Your phone should now look like below. Next you need to disconnect the two ribbons (circled).

Below is a close up of the two ribbon connectors mentioned above. You'll need to disconnect these. Note that the one on the left has a blue dot on it. This is there so you know which ribbon goes to which slot. If there is not a dot on your ribbon, make one. Notice that I have disconnected the ribbon on the right so you can see how it fits. It attaches like a plug and socket and slides in and out of its slot.

Your phone should now be separated into two parts, like below.

Turn the top half of the phone over and remove the four screws you can see. You'll now be able to remove the keypad part of the phone.

Your phone should now look like below.

Remove the sticker at the top of the phone and the two screws underneath. Remove the other four screws you can see.

Slide the ribbons through the metal swivel part.

Run your plastic tool along the join of the front cover to release it.

Your phone should now look like below. Remove the two screws you can see.

You should now have the front cover removed completely. Release a number of clips round the outer edge of the phone (circled) to release the back of the phone.

Separate the phone into two parts. The keypad will also be loose.

Your phone should now look like below.

Turn the phone over and disconnect the circled ribbon. To do so flick the metal latch (indicated by the arrow) over then pull the ribbon out of its slot.

You can now lever the LCD out. It should come away easily. The ribbon you just disconnected will slide through the gap in the metal frame. You can now replace the LCD. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly.

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