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Teardown difficulty:
Easy

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Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Teardown

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Step 1

Using the key tool, open the SIM card tray and remove it.

Warning!

Do not push too hard this may cause damage.

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Step 2

Open the back cover.

Warning!

For careful separation, we recommend using a heat gun. At the same time, it is necessary to heat carefully in order, not to damage the surface of the device.

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Step 3

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 8 bolts.

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Step 4

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 2 bolts.

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Step 5

Remove the cover hiding the motherboard.

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Step 6

Disconnect the battery connector.

Warning!

We strongly recommend disconnecting the connector to avoid a possible short circuit during disassembly.

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Step 7

Pry up the fingerprint sensor connector and remove the back cover.

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Step 8

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 7 bolts.

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Step 9

Pry and remove the buzzer (speaker) assembly.

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Step 10

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 2 bolts and remove the vibration motor cover.

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Step 11

Disconnect connectors on the daughterboard.

Warning!

One connector is inside.

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Step 12

Remove the daughterboard, also known as sub-board.

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Step 13

Disconnect connectors on the PCB.

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Step 14

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

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Step 15

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 2 bolts in the PCB.

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Step 16

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 1 bolt securing the camera glass.

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Step 17

Remove the camera glass with flash.

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Step 18

Remove the PCB.

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Step 19

Remove the assembly of two rear cameras.

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Step 20

Parts are in the frame of the display module.

Disassembly Video


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