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

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sony Ericsson W980 disassembly

Sony Ericsson W980 disassembly

Tools required: Torx 6 screwdriver, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card.

Remove your back cover, battery, sim and memory card. Four screws need to be removed. The two at the top are covered by rubber stoppers which can be levered out with your screwdriver.

Run something like a credit card around the join of the battery compartment to release it from the rest of the phone.

With the battery compartment removed your phone should look like below.

Open the flip and remove two rubber stoppers above the screen to reveal two more screws. Remove these screws. The keypad and surrounding bezel can also now be removed with a little force.

You should now have the keypad and bezel removed allowing access to two more screws. Remove these screws.

Run your plastic tool around the join of the top cover to release it.

Your phone should now look like below.

Pull the display window in the direction shown by the arrow. A little force is required near the hinge.

Your phone should now look like below.

Turn the phone over. Four ribbon connectors need to be detached. Each one attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever them up to unplug.

Pull the frame which surrounds the small LCD screen to one side, as shown below. You can now lift the small screen away from the phone.

You should now have the small LCD screen removed.

Turn the phone over and the large LCD screen will also be loose. The ribbon from the large LCD will slide through from the other side of the phone when you remove it. You now have both LCD screens removed. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly.

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