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 Xperia X1 disassembly

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 disassembly

Tools required: Torx 6 screwdriver, Philips size 0 screwdriver, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card.

Remove your back cover, battery, sim, memory card and stylus.

Run something like a credit card around the join of the cover at the bottom of the phone.

Your phone should look like below. Remove the screw you now have access to then lift the part away that the screw was holding in place.

You should now have access to two more screws. Remove these screws.

Run your plastic tool around the join of the battery compartment, all the way round the phone.

Your phone should now look like below. Remove the piece of tape (circled) giving you access to a plug and socket type connector. Slide the connector out.

Below is a close up of the connector once it has been disconnected. Remove the screw, top right of the phone

Now lift away the antenna. A connector (circled, top right) need to be detached. This attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever it up to unplug. Clips around the edge of the phone hold the green circuit board in place. Pull these back a little to release the circuit board.

The circuit board will still be attached by a ribbon connector. Remove the orange tape then lever the connector away from the circuit board.

Your phone should now look like below. Remove the four circled screws and you can lift away the keyboard part of the phone.

Your phone should now look like below. Four more screws need to be removed. Two screws will be covered with sticky rubber covers. Just peel these off.

Run your plastic tool around the join of the housing to split into into two halves.

Your phone should now look like below. Peel away as much of the silver foil as possible. This is not needed so don't worry about damaging it but be careful because the ribbons it is stuck to can tear.

With the foil removed your phone should look like below. Another ribbon connector needs to be released (circled). This attaches in a different way to the previous ones. Flick the black latch up and then pull the orange ribbon out.

You can now lift the set of ribbons away from the phone, as shown below. You can use double sided tape to hold these ribbons in place when you reassemble the phone. Peel back the four circled stickers and the LCD screen and digitizer (one part) will be loose.

You should now have the LCD screen & digitizer removed. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly.

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