Introduction

The following guide details steps on how to reach your SONY Ericsson's motherboard. Once you reach the motherboard, you can identify issues the part may have.

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  • Flick the two lock tabs into the unlocked positions by pushing each button forward.

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  • Pop the back cover up using the groove on the top of the phone.

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Image 1/1: Using a spudger, remove the battery and set it aside.
  • You can now access the phone's battery.

  • Using a spudger, remove the battery and set it aside.

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Image 1/2: Using a T-6 Torx wrench or screwdriver, remove all four of the small screws at the top and bottom corners on the back of the phones. Image 2/2: Using a T-6 Torx wrench or screwdriver, remove all four of the small screws at the top and bottom corners on the back of the phones.
  • Remove the two small rubber pieces that cover the lower screws.

  • Using a T-6 Torx wrench or screwdriver, remove all four of the small screws at the top and bottom corners on the back of the phones.

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Image 1/1: Insert the plastic opening tool into the middle of the front and back panels of the phone.
  • Gently pry off the faceplate using a plastic opening tool.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the middle of the front and back panels of the phone.

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  • Seperate the front and back panels that were pryed open with the plastic opening tool.

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  • Now that the faceplate is off, use tweezers to separate the backplate from the inner manifold.

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  • With both insides of the phone exposed, gently detach the ribbon cable connecting the two inner sides. You can now separate the two sides of the phone.

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  • The motherboard is located on the side with the green and black bumper on the bottom. Use the plastic opening tool to pry the bumper off.

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  • To remove the motherboard, apply upwards pressure on the bottom green tab.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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