Teardown difficulty:
Moderate
Duration:
6 min

Recommended tools

Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device Xiaomi Mi 5 with each step description and the required set of tools.


Specialist in content creation, distribution and content management.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 1/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 1/2

Step 1. Remove the tray

Use the ejection 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 cards out.

⚠️️ 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.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 2/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 2/2

Step 2. 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.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 3/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 3/2

Step 3. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew the sixteen screws.

The screws are different: 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.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 4/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 4/2 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 4/3

Step 4. Remove the loudspeaker

Pry over the edge and remove the loudspeaker assembly with antenna tracks.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 5/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 5/2

Step 5. Open the cover

Pry over the edges. Move an opening tool along the edge detach the clips and remove the cover with a flashlight and antenna pads and tracks.

ℹ️️ Try to lift the cover by the edges and not push anything between them to not accidentally touch or short-circuit anything on the circuit board.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 6/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 6/2

Step 6. Remove the bracket

Carefully remove the bracket (or cover) holding the rear camera.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 7/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 7/2 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 7/3

Step 7. 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 Xiaomi Mi 5 model has a battery BM22 with 2910 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

⚠️️ It is highly recommended to disconnect the connector to avoid possible short circuits during disassembly.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 8/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 8/2

Step 8. Remove the battery

With extreme care, remove the battery because it is glued from the inside by the manufacturer.

Also, we need to remember or look in advance at the location of the flat cables under the battery, so as not to damage them.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 9/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 9/2 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 9/3

Step 9. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Philips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew the two screws securing the sub-board.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 10/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 10/2 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 10/3 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 10/4 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 10/5

Step 10. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect the coaxial cable connector, under-screen cable connector, power button cable connector.

Also we disconnect the connector inter-board cable on the motherboard.

⚠️️ 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).


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 11/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 11/2

Step 11. Remove the daughterboard

Peel back the inter-board cable and remove the sub-board. It may be glued to the frame or attached with attachments like latches or hooks, so be careful.

ℹ️️ The sub-board contains a charging port (Micro-USB), microphone, spring contacts for the speaker, vibration motor, and an antenna unit.

⚠️️ It is not necessary to insert the tool underneath when removing the sub-board. Internal components could be damaged.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 12/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 12/2 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 12/3

Step 12. Remove the front camera

Disconnect the connector on the motherboard, and remove the front (selfie) camera.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 13/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 13/2 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 13/3 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 13/4

Step 13. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of the side buttons cable, display module cable, sensor 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.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 14/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 14/2 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 14/3

Step 14. Unscrew one screw

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


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 15/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 15/2

Step 15. Remove the motherboard

Carefully remove the printed circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the circuit board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the circuit board.

The motherboard, also, may be attached with attachments like latches or hooks, be careful.

⚠️️ 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.


How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 16/1 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 16/2 How to disassemble Xiaomi Mi 5, Step 16/3

Step 16. In the display frame remained

ℹ️️ In the display frame remained: the earpiece speaker, coaxial cable, vibration motor.

Detailed disassembly instructions of Xiaomi Mi 5 in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

If you have a question, ask us, and we will try to answer in as much detail as possible. If this article was helpful for you, please rate it.


Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about 6 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Xiaomi Mi 5 released for markets in different countries.



Back to the list
˄˅

Advertisement

˃˂

Advertisement