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Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly, screen replacement and repair



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

First remove your back cover, battery, sim and memory card. Next, slide open the camera cover and lever the black bezel away from the phone from the points indicated by the arrows in the photo below. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 1 With the bezel removed your phone should look like below. Remove the four screws you can see. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 2 Close the camera cover and then remove the circled screw. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 3 With the screws removed you should be able to remove the antenna, as shown below. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 4 You now need to remove the front cover by firstly releasing the three clips circled below. Then pry the front cover away all the way around its edge. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 5 With the front cover removed your phone should look like below. If you need to remove the touch screen, heat the front cover with a hot air gun or hair dryer. This will loosen the adhesive holding the touch screen in place. Now pull the edges of the phone in the direction shown by the arrows and push the circuit board from the other side. This will release the battery compartment and allow further access to the main part of the phone. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 6 With the battery compartment removed your phone should look like below. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 7 Circled below is the switch for the on/off button. This is held to the second antenna with a small piece of double sided tape. Carefully peel it away from the phone. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 8 You can now lift the second antenna away from the phone, as shown below. Two ribbon connectors (circled) need to be disconnected. Each attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever each one up to unplug. You can now lift the sim reader and camera flash away from the phone. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 9 With the sim reader and camera flash removed your phone should look like below. Another two ribbon connectors needs to be detached (circled). Again, they attach like a plug and socket. Just lever each one up to unplug. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 10 You can now lift the circuit board out, as shown below. The black ribbon cable, indicated by the arrow, is held in place with double sided tape. Carefully peel this away from the phone. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 11 Turn the phone over so you can see the screen. The strip with the camera and speaker on, indicated by the arrows, needs to be carefully peeled away from the phone. The ribbon will then be free. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 12 With the ribbon free, your phone should look like below. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 13 The LCD screen is held in place with a strip of double sided tape near the top. Slide something like a credit card under the screen and it will release. Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 14 You should now have the LCD screen removed. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. If you've found this disassembly guide useful, please support formymobile.co.uk and order the tools and parts you need from our site. We ship worldwide! Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly stage 15
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken Sony Ericsson Satio U1i, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with Sony Ericsson Satio U1i disassembly.

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