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Repair guides » Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly

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

  • First remove your back cover, battery, sim and memory card. Next remove the eight torx 6 screws you can see, circled below.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 1

  • Now run something like the edge of a credit card or a guitar plectrum all the way around the join of the battery compartment in order to release it from the rest of the phone.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 2

  • With the battery compartment removed, your phone should look like below. The speaker box is held in place by two clips, indicated by the arrows below. Lever the clips free then lift the speaker box over from right to left. It'll still be attached by a ribbon cable on the left side of the phone, so don't try and remove it completely.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 3

  • Below you can see the ribbon cable mentioned in the previous stage (circled below). This attaches like a plug and socket, so just lever it up, away from the circuit board to unplug. The speaker box will then be free, The audio jack holder, indicated by the arrow, should also be lifted away from the circuit board.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 4

  • With the speaker box and audio jack removed, your phone should look like below. Three more ribbon cables (circled below) need to be disconnected. Again, each attaches like a plug and socket, so just lever each one up, away from the circuit board to unplug.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 5

  • Below you can see the phone with the ribbon cables disconnected. The volume and camera buttons will also be loose. You can now lift out the circuit board. Lift from the bottom end of the circuit board so that the top end comes away last.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 6

  • With the circuit board removed, your phone should look like below. 

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 7

  • If you want to remove the camera, turn the circuit board over and detach the circled ribbon cable. Again, this attaches like a plug and socket, so just lever it up, away from the circuit board to unplug.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 8

  • Below you can see the circuit board and the detached camera.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 9

  • Now lever the keypad from the point indicated by the bottom right arrow and then flip the keypad over from right to left. Next, peel the ribbon cable, indicated by the left arrow, towards the bottom of the phone.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 10

  • The keypad has now been flipped over from right to left and the other ribbon cable is no longer stuck down. Now free the touch screen/front cover by levering from the points indicated by the arrows below.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 11

  • With the touch screen/front cover removed, your phone should look like below. Next peel back the ribbon cable indicated by the arrow below.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 12

  • With the ribbon cable peeled back in the previous stage, your phone should look like below. The LCD screen, which is on the other side, can simply be lifted free.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 13

  • With the LCD screen removed, your phone should look like below.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 disassembly stage 14

  • The ribbon cable with the volume buttons, earpiece and on/off button can simply be peeled away from the chassis, as can the keypad. 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 Xperia X10 disassembly stage 15


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