⚠️ Before disassembling, do not forget to turn your phone off.
Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device Huawei Honor 5X (Huawei Honor 5X KIW-L21) with each step description and the required set of tools.
Step 2. Remove the tray
Use the Key tool (aka Needle) or Paperclip. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the tray ejects, and then pull the tray out. Should do it for each of the SIM and Memory card (Micro SD) trays.
⚠️ Pay attention! The tool must be inserted into a hole on the edge of the phone's housing. Do not press too hard. It may break the tray eject mechanism.
Step 3. Unscrew the screws
Using a screwdriver (Torx T2), unscrew/drive the two screws out at the end of the phone.
Step 4. Open the back cover
Using a spudger or a plastic pick, carefully, around the edge, detach the back cover clips, and remove it.
Do not insert the tool deeply or bend it. Otherwise, the housing may be tampered with or damaged.
⚠️ Be careful when opening the cover from the volume and power buttons side. Thin cable and fragile buttons are straightforward to damage.
⚠️ Pay attention to the fingerprint sensor glued to the back cover from the inside.
Step 5. Remove the bracket
Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew one screw and remove the bracket holding the connectors.
Step 6. Disconnect the battery connector
Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.
ℹ️️ The Huawei Honor 5X KIW-L21 model has a battery HB396481EBC with 3000 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).
⚠️ It is highly recommended to disconnect the connector to avoid possible short circuits during disassembly.
Also, try not to use a metal tool to disconnect the rechargeable battery connector or do it carefully.
Step 7. Unscrew the screws
Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew the six screws.
ℹ️️ Be sure to note the location of the screws before disassembling. When assembling the device, screwing the screw in the wrong place may damage the device or its parts. To avoid damage, the removed screws and individual pieces (as gaskets or brackets) must be laid out in the appropriate order, or the screws and their holes in the phone must be marked with colored markers.
Step 9. Disconnect the connectors
Disconnect the coaxial cable connector, inter-board sub-screen cable on the daughterboard.
⚠️ Do not pull on the cable or pry it with a sharp tool, the connectors are pretty weak and break easily, or the cable falls out of the end (lug).
Step 10. Remove the daughterboard
Remove the sub-board. It is glued to the frame with metalized tape, so to facilitate the process, the board can be heated a bit.
ℹ️️ The board contains a charging port (Micro USB), microphone, spring contacts for the speaker, and an antenna unit.
⚠️ It is not necessary to insert the tool under the board when removing the sub-board. Internal components could be damaged.
Step 11. Remove the bracket
Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two screws and remove the bracket holding the connectors.
Step 14. Open the cover
Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew the five screws and remove the cover.
Be sure to note the location of the screws before disassembling. When assembling the device, screwing the screw in the wrong place may damage the device or its parts. To avoid damage, the removed screws and individual pieces (as gaskets or brackets) must be laid out in the appropriate order, or the screws and their holes in the phone must be marked with colored markers.
Step 15. Disconnect the connectors
Pry up the connectors of power volume buttons cable, display module cable, coaxial cable.
⚠️ Be careful when removing the cables from the connectors, the cables are pretty thin, and it is easy enough to break them or damage the contact tracks inside.
Step 16. Remove the motherboard
Carefully remove the printed circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the board.
⚠️ Do not bend the circuit board when removing it or push tools under it. Unbeknownst to yourself, you can damage components or cables from the inside.
Detailed disassembly instructions of Huawei Honor 5X in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:
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