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Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device Xiaomi RedMi 3 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. 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 3. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 4. Open the cover

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


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Step 5. Remove the battery

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 RedMi 3 model has a battery BM47 with 4000 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable 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.


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Step 6. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 7. Remove the loudspeaker

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


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Step 8. Unscrew one screw

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


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Step 9. 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 10. 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, 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 11. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of the side buttons cable, display cable, touchscreen cable, and front camera 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 12. Turn over the PCB

Turn over the motherboard. Disconnect the connectors of the inter-board cable, coaxial cable.


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Step 13. Remove the front camera

Pry at the bottom of the body and remove the front (selfie) camera.

⚠️️ Be careful! The camera is glued a bit with adhesive.

⚠️️ If we pry the camera in the middle we may break the front camera in half.


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Step 14. In the display frame remained

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

Detailed disassembly instructions of Xiaomi RedMi 3 in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

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Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about 10 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Xiaomi RedMi 3 released for markets in different countries.



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