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Repair guides » Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly

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

  • First remove the back cover, battery sim and memory card. Four screws, circled below, need to be removed next.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 1

  • Next open the slide and lift the front of the phone to one side. You'll see a ribbon connecting the top and bottom half of the phone together. The ribbon cable needs to be disconnected. Go to the next stage for information on this.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 2

  • Below is a close up of the ribbon connector. This is called a zif connector. The brown part is a latch which opens and closes on a hinge. Carefully pull the ribbon towards you (away from the ribbon) then pull the ribbon out. It will come away with little or no force.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 3

  • The phone should now be in two parts, as shown below. Remove the two circled screws.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 4

  • Now slide your plastic tool under the white part and then peel it away from the phone. The white part has a sticky backing and it may help removal if you heat it with a hair dryer first.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 5

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

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 6

  • Now push your plastic tool around the join of the front cover. Start near the top and work your way around. The bottom of the front cover is held in place with clips so once the cover is loose simply push it in the direction shown by the arrow.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 7

  • Your phone should now look like below. The earpiece is circled. If you want to remove the earpiece it simply levers out of the recess in the back of the front cover.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 8

  • Turn the white part over and you'll be able to see the LCD screen, as shown below. Two white clips hold the keypad membrane in place so release these and then flip the keypad membrane over (see the next stage).

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 9

  • With the keypad membrane free you can flip it up to reveal two more ribbons. First remove the piece of black sticky tape, circled below.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 10

  • Circled below is the ribbon from the LCD screen. Again, is a zif connector. The black part is a latch which opens and closes on a hinge. Carefully flick the latch away from the ribbon (it's shown in the open position below) and the ribbon will then be free. If you want to remove the main flex ribbon then do the same for the ribbon on the left of the photo.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 11

  • The LCD screen can now simply be lifted away from the rest of the phone, as shown below. If you only want to replace the LCD screen, you don't need to follow the guide any further. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. If you've found this disassembly guide useful, please support us and order the tools and parts you need from our site. We ship worldwide!

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 12

  • If you disconnected the flex ribbon cable your phone will now look like below.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 13

  • The next stages show the disassembly of the bottom half of the phone. Remove the screws circled below. Then slide your plastic tool under the keypad in order to release it.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 14

  • Your phone should now look like below. Remove the two screws circled below.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 15

  • You can now lift the circuit board away, as shown below. To remove the ringer, lever it out from the point indicated by the arrow.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 16

  • Three more ribbon connectors need to be disconnected, circled below. This type of connector is called a zif connector. The black part is a latch which opens and closes on a hinge. Carefully lift the latch up and then pull the black part at the bottom of the phone away from the circuit board.

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 17

  • Disassembly is now complete. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. If you've found this disassembly guide useful, please support us and order the tools and parts you need from our site. We ship worldwide!

Sony Ericsson Spiro W100i disassembly stage 17


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