Teardown difficulty:
Easy
Duration:
9 min

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Disassembly of the mobile device vivo Y81i 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 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 of SIM and Memory card (Micro SD) out.

ℹ️️ Remember the location for the SIM and Memory card (Micro SD) trays so that nothing is confused when reassembling.

⚠️ 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.


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Step 3. 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.


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Step 4. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew the 3 screws and remove the bracket holding the connectors.


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Step 5. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.

ℹ️️ The vivo Y81i model has a battery B-E5 with 3260 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.


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Step 6. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 4 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. Open the cover

Remove the cover protecting the printed circuit board (PCB). ). Try to lift the covers by the edges and not push anything between them to not accidentally touch or short-circuit anything on the PCB.


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Step 8. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 8 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 9. Remove the loudspeaker

Remove the loudspeaker assembly with antennas.


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Step 10. 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).


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Step 11. 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, vibration motor, headphone jack socket, 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.


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Step 12. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two screws.


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Step 13. Remove the rear camera

Disconnect the connector and remove the main camera.


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Step 14. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of power volume buttons cable, display module cable, inter-board cable, and 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.


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Step 15. 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.


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Step 16. Remove the front camera

Disconnect connectors and remove the front (selfie) camera.

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Disassembling\Repair has easy complexity and takes about 9 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models vivo Y81i released for markets in different countries.



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