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Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly, screen replacement and repair



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Tools required for disassembly: Torx 6 screwdriver, Torx 5 screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card.

First remove your back cover by pushing it in the direction shows by the arrows below. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 1 The back cover has now been removed and you can lift the battery out the back of the phone. Next remove the bottom cover, with the "XPERIA" text on, by pushing down, in the direction shown by the arrows below. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 2 The bottom cover is now free. Next remove the four torx 5 screws, circled in red, the silver torx 6 screws circled in white and the black torx 6 screws circled in green. The screws are different lengths/sizes, so make sure the screws go back in the correct place. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 3 You can now pry the battery compartment free. It should come away with little force. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 4 The battery compartment is now free. If you wish to remove the loud speaker and jack socket, indicated by the arrows below, simply lever them free. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 5 The loud speaker and jack socket are now free. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 6 Now lift the circuit board from right to left to reveal a ribbon cable, circled below. This has a plug and socket type connection, so simply lever the connector up, away from the circuit board. The circuit board will then be free from the rest of the phone.  Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 7 The circuit board is now free. The audio jack sensor and camera cables are circled below. Again, each has a plug and socket type connection, so simply lever each connector up, away from the circuit board. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 8 The audio jack sensor and camera are now free. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 9 The next stage is removal of the antenna. Circled below is a zif connector which holds a ribbon cable in place. The black part is a latch that opens and closes on a hinge. Carefully lift the latch over, away from the ribbon, and the ribbon will be free. Below you can see the zif connector with the latch in the closed position. Refer to the next stage to see the latch in the open position.  Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 10 The zif connector is now in the open position. Next, remove the circled screw. Now pull the antenna down, away from the circuit board. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 11 The antenna is now free. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 12 Going back to the other part of the phone, remove the earpiece by levering it from the point shown below. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 13 The earpiece is now free. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 14 Circled below is a zif connector which holds the ribbon cable for the touch screen in place. The black part is a latch that opens and closes on a hinge. Carefully lift the latch over, away from the ribbon, and the ribbon will be free. Below you can see the zif connector with the latch in the closed position. Refer to the next stage to see the latch in the open position. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 15 Below you can see the zif connector in the open position and the ribbon cable can be disconnected. The ribbon cable is still stuck down with double sided tape, so carefully peel it back. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 16 The ribbon cable from the touch screen is now free. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 17 To remove the touch screen, first apply heat using a hot air gun or hair dryer for around 60 seconds. Then carefully push something like a pen lid into the space for the camera from the back of the screen. This will raise the touch screen slightly and allow you to slide a plastic tool, such as a credit card, under. Slide the plastic tool all the way around the touch screen until it is free. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 18 The touch screen is now free. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 19 To remove the LCD screen, push a screwdriver into the four circled areas. This will release the clips holding the LCD screen in place. Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly stage 20 The LCD screen is 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 U ST25i disassembly stage 21
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken Sony Xperia U ST25i, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with Sony Xperia U ST25i disassembly.

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