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Duration:
10 min

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


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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 and Memory card (Micro SD) 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.


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Step 2. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (precision star-shaped 0.8 mm aka Pentalobe), unscrew/drive 2 screws out at the end of the phone.


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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. 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 5X model has a battery BN31 with 3000 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).


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Step 5. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 6. Remove the loudspeaker

Pry over the edge and remove the assembly with a loudspeaker and vibration motor.


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Step 7. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect the coaxial cable connector, inter-board cable connector.

⚠️️ 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 8. Remove the daughterboard

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, headphone jack, spring contacts for the speaker, and an antenna unit.

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


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Step 9. Remove the fingerprint sensor

Pry up the connector and remove the fingerprint sensor.


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Step 10. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of the side 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 11. Remove the cameras

Disconnect the connectors on the motherboard, and remove the assembly of the two rear cameras.


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Step 12. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 13. 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.


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Step 14. In the display frame remained

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

Detailed disassembly instructions of Xiaomi Mi 5X 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 easy complexity and takes about 10 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Xiaomi Mi 5X released for markets in different countries.



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