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Duration:
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Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device Xiaomi RedMi 5 Plus 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. 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 RedMi 5 Plus model has a battery BN44 with 4000 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

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


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Step 4. Remove the fingerprint sensor

Pry up the connector and remove the fingerprint sensor.


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Step 5. Unscrew the screws

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

If 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.


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Step 6. Remove the loudspeaker

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


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Step 7. Unscrew one screw

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


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Step 8. 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 9. 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, 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.


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Step 10. Remove the coaxial cable

Pry up the connector and remove the coaxial cable.


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Step 11. Remove the rear camera

Disconnect the connector on the motherboard, pry at the bottom of the body and remove the main camera.


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Step 12. Unscrew the screws

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

If 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.

Also, we pry over the edge and remove the cover with antenna track.


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Step 13. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 14. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of the side buttons cable, display module cable, inter-board 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 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 16. In the display frame remained

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

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

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Disassembling\Repair has easy complexity and takes about 13 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Xiaomi RedMi 5 Plus released for markets in different countries.



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