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Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly, screen replacement and repair



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Tools required for disassembly: Phillips screwdriver, Torx 5 screwdriver, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card.

First remove your back cover, battery, sim and memory card. Next remove the four torx 5 screws circled below in red and the Phillips head screw circled in white. Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly stage 1 Now use a plastic tool, such as a credit card or guitar plectrum, to lever the front cover free. It's held in place by a number of plastic clips, such as those circled below. Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly stage 2 Lift the front cover from right to left and you'll see a ribbon cable connecting the front cover to the phone's circuit board. This cable has a plug and socket type connection so can be levered up, away from the circuit board. Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly stage 3 The front cover is now free. The earpiece can simply be levered out If you want to replace, as shown below. Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly stage 5 To remove the circuit board, lever back the plastic clips holding it in place, circled below. Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly stage 6 The circuit board is now free, as shown below. The jack socket and loud speaker, indicated by the arrows below, can be levered free.  Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly stage 7 The jacket socket and loud speaker are now free. Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly stage 8 Now turn the circuit board over and you'll see a zif connector, circled below, which holds a ribbon cable in place. The black part is a latch that opens and closes on a hinge. Carefully flip the latch over, towards from the ribbon, and the ribbon will be free. Refer to the next stage to see a close up of the zif connector. Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly stage 9 Below is a close up of the zif connector, shown below in the closed position. Carefully flip over the black latch, indicated by the arrow below, and the ribbon will be free. Refer to the next stage to see the latch in the open position.  Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly stage 10 Below you can see the latch in the open position. Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly stage 11 Remove the LCD screen by levering back the clips holding it in place. There is a clip on each side. Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly stage 12 The LCD screen is now free. Disassembly is now complete. 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 Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly stage 13
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i disassembly.

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