Teardown difficulty:
Moderate
Duration:
14 min

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Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device Sony Xperia X Compact (Sony Xperia X Compact F5321) with each step description and the required set of tools.


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Step 1. Remove the tray

Open the hatch hiding the tray of the SIM and Memory cards (Micro SD), and pull it out.


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Step 2. 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 the 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.


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Step 3. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible. It is better to use a non-metal or plastic tool to avoid any damage.

ℹ️️ The Sony Xperia X Compact model has a battery LIS1594ERPC with 2700 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).


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Step 4. Unscrew the screws

Using a Philips 1.5 mm screwdriver (PH#000), unscrew the seven screws.


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Step 5. Disconnect the connector

Pry up the inter-board cable connector and detach the NFC tag connector. 


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Step 6. Open the middle cover

Pry over the edges. Move an opening tool along the edge detach the clips and remove the middle cover with a small circuit board and transmission lines and pads for antenna. The middle cover protects the printed circuit board (PCB).


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Step 7. Remove the inter-board cable

Pry up the connector and remove the small inter-board cable.


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Step 8. Remove the cameras

Disconnect connectors on the motherboard and remove the main and front (selfie) cameras.


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Step 9. Unscrew one screw

Using a Philips 1.5 mm screwdriver (PH#000), unscrew one screw.


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Step 10. Remove the loudspeaker

Pry the connector of the vibration motor and remove the assembly with a loudspeaker and vibration motor.


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Step 11. Disconnect the connector

Pry up the connector of the headphone jack socket.


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Step 12. Turn over the PCB

Pry over the edge to detach the motherboard. We can't remove it yet because two cables are attached from the inside. So, we have to turn it over for now.


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Step 13. Remove the protective film

Carefully peel back the film that protects the connectors.


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Step 14. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of the display cable, under-screen cable and remove the motherboard.


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Step 15. In the display frame remained

ℹ️️ In the display frame remained: the earpiece speaker, charging port.

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

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Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about 14 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Sony Xperia X Compact — Sony Xperia X Compact F5321 released for markets in different countries.



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