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

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sony Ericsson W810i disassembly

Sony Ericsson W810i disassembly

Tools required: Torx 6 screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver

Remove the back cover, battery and four screws you can see

Next run a fingernail along the edge of the antenna cover to remove it

Next run a fingernail along the edge of the housing to remove the front cover

With the front cover now removed you can access the keypad part. Lift this from left to right to remove. It clips onto the circuit board attaching like a plug and socket. Simply lift away and to unplug

Your phone will now look like below giving you access to the LCD screen

Flip the screen over from right to left to access the ribbon which connects the screen and circuit board. Unplug the ribbon by lifting it upwards. If you only need to replace the LCD you do not need to go any further in the disassembly procedure. Simply replace the LCD and reassemble

Unplug the ribbon indicated below. Slide the ribbon through the gap in the circuit board

Your phone should now look like the picture below and you have pretty much finished disassembly. Other parts still in the chassis, like the buttons, camera etc will pop out very easily if need be

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