Introduction

This guide will require both opening the Xiaomi Mi 4 and detaching the motherboard. This guide will show how to remove the cover of the Mi 4

  1. Check to make sure that the device is powered off.
    • Check to make sure that the device is powered off.

    • Use a pin or paper clip to insert in the hole on the side of the phone next to the micro SIM cardholder to remove the tray.

    • Remove the SIM card tray from the Xiaomi Mi 4 and store somewhere safe.

  2. Using the flat metal spudger and curved metal spudger, make a wedge between the plastic back cover and the inner frame
    • Using the flat metal spudger and curved metal spudger, make a wedge between the plastic back cover and the inner frame

    • Using the second spudger, slowly work your way around the perimeter of the device

    • Check for clicking sounds as you are prying the back cover away from the frame

    • As the back cover is almost completely removed, use the suction-cup tool to remove the plastic cover without damaging the back

    • Place the screws on the magnetic mat to avoid losing them.

    • Use a 3.0 Phillip’s head screwdriver to remove the 10 1.2mm Phillip’s head screws in the plastic frame that held the motherboard and battery.

    • Use a 3.0 Phillip’s head screwdriver to remove the 3 0.5mm Phillip’s head screws in the plastic frame that held the motherboard and battery.

    • Use the small plastic opening tool and place it in the slot on the bottom right corner of the inner frame and carefully pry it off.

    • Look keenly for the connections that run across the battery and are connected to the motherboard.

    • Use tweezers to gently disconnect the two connectors that are stated in the previous step.

    • Proceed to gently remove the tape like connector from the battery until it is completely off.

    • Use tweezer to disconnect battery’s wire from the motherboard.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery out of its casing for removal.

    • With the battery removed locate the left-hand cable connected to the motherboard. With the tweezers, firmly grasp the wires of the connector and gently disconnect the cable from the motherboard.

    • Find the other cable connecting the motherboard to the device at the top right-hand side of the phone, and carefully use the tweezers to remove that as well.

    • Wedge the plastic opening tool, between the motherboard and the inner region of the phone in the slot atop the motherboard.

    • With the motherboard removed from the device, turn the motherboard over to face the obverse side.

    • Locate the connector for the rear camera.

    • Grasp the cable with the tweezers and gently pull up and away from the motherboard to disconnect it.

Conclusion

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

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