Saturday, February 26, 2011

Disassembly guides » Nokia 5530 Xpress Music disassembly

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Tools required: To remove the LCD screen you need a plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card. To remove the touch screen you also need torx 4 and torx 6 screwdrivers.

  • Remove your back cover, battery, sim and memory card.
Nokia 5530 Xpress Music disassembly stage 1
  • Run something like a credit card all the way around the join of the front cover to release it from the rest of the phone.
Nokia 5530 Xpress Music disassembly stage 2
  • With the front cover removed your phone should look like below.
Nokia 5530 Xpress Music disassembly stage 3
  • Look at the right side of your phone. Five clips, circled below, hold the touch screen in place. Use something like a pair of tweezers to lever the bottom clip off and the rest should unclip with ease. Lift the frame from right to left but be careful because the touch screen will still be attached to the phone by a ribbon.
Nokia 5530 Xpress Music disassembly stage 4
  • With the touch screen frame flipped over your phone should look like below. The touch screen is still connected by a ribbon, top left, so be careful how you handle the phone.
Nokia 5530 Xpress Music disassembly stage 5
  • Slide your plastic tool right under the LCD screen. A small piece of double sided tape holds the LCD screen in place and will release as you push the card under.
Nokia 5530 Xpress Music disassembly stage 6
  • Flip the LCD screen over. Note that the screen is still attached by a ribbon at the top of the phone.
Nokia 5530 Xpress Music disassembly stage 7
  • Below is a close up of the ribbon and connector. The small pink part, indicated by the arrow, moves on a hinge. Flick it up, towards the ribbon, and the ribbon will be released. Carefully pull the LCD screen away from the phone and the ribbon will slide out of its socket.
Nokia 5530 Xpress Music disassembly stage 8
  • You should now have the LCD screen removed. To continue with disassembly remove the four torx 6 screws, circled in red, and the two torx 4 screws, circled in blue.
Nokia 5530 Xpress Music disassembly stage 9
  • Lift the circled part up. It's only stuck down lightly with double sided tape.
Nokia 5530 Xpress Music disassembly stage 10
  • Lift the middle of the phone up and over. It'll still be attached by a ribbon. You now have access to the ribbon from the touch screen, circled below. This attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever it up, away from the circuit board, to unplug.
Nokia 5530 Xpress Music disassembly stage 11
  • You should now have the touch screen removed. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. Once you've repaired your phone, protect it against future damage, breakdown or theft from only 5p per day with insurance specialists, ProtectYourBubble.
Nokia 5530 Xpress Music disassembly stage 12

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