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Disassembly of the mobile device Sony Xperia M5 (Sony Xperia M5 E5633) with each step description and the required set of tools.

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Step 1. Before disassembling!

⚠️ Before disassembling, do not forget to turn your phone off.


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Step 2. Remove the trays

Open the hatch hiding the trays of the SIM and Memory cards (Micro SD), and remove them.


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Step 3. Open the back cover

We recommend using a special heating device such as a separator machine, heat gun, or heating mat. It will simplify the process. You can use a home hairdryer, but you will have to make a nozzle by hand or have a suitable one in the kit to gently heat and concentrate the heat flow in the right place.

ℹ️️ The surface of the back cover must be heated to soften the adhesive underneath. The approximate heating temperature is 50° C / 125° F.

Use a thin plastic film or pick for separation. To facilitate the process, you can use isopropyl alcohol. It is often most difficult to pass the tool between the parts to be divided. Choose the far edge from the FFC cables or buttons.

Do not use a lever or any force for separation that could damage the elements inside.

The process can be seen in our video entirely so as well as in detail, at the end of the instructions.


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Step 4. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect all connectors.

⚠️ The first one should be a battery connector. It is highly recommended to disconnect the connector to avoid possible short circuits during disassembly.

⚠️ 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.

ℹ️️ The Sony Xperia M5 E5603 model has a battery AGPB016-A001 with 2600 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).


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Step 5. Remove the battery

With extreme care removing the battery that is glued from the inside, moreover under which there are several cables.


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Step 6. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two screws and a screwdriver (Torx T5) four 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 part. 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.


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Step 7. Remove the rear camera

Carefully unstick the cable and remove the rear camera.


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Step 8. Open the cover

Remove the cover with antenna tracks.


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Step 9. Remove the front camera

In the same way, as with the rear camera, peel the cable from the backside of the display module and remove the front (selfie) camera.


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Step 10. Remove the loudspeaker

Remove the loudspeaker assembly with antennas.


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Step 11. Remove the charging port

Remove the cable with the charging port and microphone.


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Step 12. Remove the motherboard

Carefully remove the printed circuit board and side volume buttons. 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.


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Step 13. Remove the frame

Using a screwdriver (Philips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew one screw and remove the frame securing the earpiece speaker and headphone jack socket.


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Step 14. Remove the headphone jack

Carefully pull the headphone jack socket out.

⚠️ The socket has been glued with adhesive tape from the inside.


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Step 15. In the housing remained

ℹ️️ In the housing remained: the earpiece speaker.

Detailed disassembly instructions of Sony Xperia M5 in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

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Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about 6 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Sony Xperia M5 — Sony Xperia M5 E5633 released for markets in different countries.



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