Introduction

The Sony Ericsson s710a is a camera phone with all of the features expected of a phone in the mid '00's.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Sony Ericsson s710a, use our service manual.

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  • Remove the back cover by sliding it off.

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  • Once the back cover is removed, pull out the battery using your finger as shown.

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Image 1/1: The battery is a 780 mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.
  • The battery can now be replaced if desired.

    • The battery is a 780 mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.

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  • Remove the four 6mm screws behind the battery.

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Image 1/2: This will require prying it off with a plastic opening tool and breaking the seal with the glue. Unfortunately there is no way around this. Image 2/2: Then remove the two 6mm screws beneath the plastic cover with a Phillips head screw driver.
  • Remove plastic piece near the base of the keypad.

    • This will require prying it off with a plastic opening tool and breaking the seal with the glue. Unfortunately there is no way around this.

  • Then remove the two 6mm screws beneath the plastic cover with a Phillips head screw driver.

  • Now you are ready to remove the plastic back cover.

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Image 1/2: You should start prying the back cover from the SD card slot. Image 2/2: Alternate prying the back cover on each side until it pops off.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry off the back cover of the phone. This will require a bit of careful work.

  • You should start prying the back cover from the SD card slot.

  • Alternate prying the back cover on each side until it pops off.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully pry out the circuit board once you have removed the back cover.

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Image 1/1: IMPORTANT: be sure to record which port each cable was in and the orientation they were plugged into each socket.
  • Remove the LCD cable connectors coming from through the hinge hole with a flat head screw driver.

  • IMPORTANT: be sure to record which port each cable was in and the orientation they were plugged into each socket.

  • Now the two parts of the phone are separated.

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Image 1/1: When you lift this off, you will need to disconnect the cables from the other side using the same method as in step 5.
  • On the non-camera side of the phone, remove the four 3mm screws and two 2.3mm screws holding down the twist-structure.

  • When you lift this off, you will need to disconnect the cables from the other side using the same method as in step 5.

  • Again, be sure to record which port each cable was in and the orientation they were plugged into each socket.

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Image 1/2: Remember you will have to break the glue seal, but that is alright. Image 2/2: Remove the four visible 6mm screws and then remove the back cover.
  • Remove the plastic piece near the bottom of this side of the phone with the plastic opening tool. This will give you access to two additional screws.

  • Remember you will have to break the glue seal, but that is alright.

  • Remove the four visible 6mm screws and then remove the back cover.

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Image 1/2: Perform this step carefully to avoid scratching the glass screen. Image 2/2: Perform this step carefully to avoid scratching the glass screen.
  • In order to remove the LCD screen, use the plastic opening tool to pry the plastic piece from the LCD.

  • Perform this step carefully to avoid scratching the glass screen.

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Image 1/1: Interestingly, the four control buttons are all one piece
  • In this picture, you can see all of the parts in the non-camera side of the phone.

  • Interestingly, the four control buttons are all one piece

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Image 1/1: Bluetooth
  • This phone has an array of capabilities:

    • Bluetooth

    • Megapixel Camera

    • MP3 capable

    • Messaging options

  • This photograph shows the final result of a complete teardown.

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