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How to Upgrade, Repair, Disassemble a Sony/Ericsson Mobile (Cellular) Phone

Need to repair your SonyEricsson mobile (cellular) phone? Here is a collection of free take apart instructions, modding guides, disassembly pictures, upgrade and repair manuals, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) tips and tricks to fix mobile (portable) phones made by SonyEricsson. If you have written a HOWTO yourself (or if you know of a tutorial not linked here), please submit a new entry. You can also publish a guide in the Mobile Phone Repair Wiki.


Sony 388 [archived link]How to build a programming interface (PCBs and schematics).
Sony C503Use a Torx 5 screwdriver to push the bottom cover off, some force is required to get this hardware openend.
Sony C510Pictures and helpful instructions for cellphone disassembly and LCD screen replacement.
Sony C702To get the LCD screen replaced disconnect the ribbon which connects it to the mainboard. Now disconnect the clips that go all the way round the edge of the phone. These are holding the LCD frame and circuit board together.
Sony C902How to remove back cover, battery, SIM and memory card to get the LCD screen replaced.
Sony C903These tricks and tips will assist you in taking the cellphone apart.
Sony C905How to get behind the keypad of the cellphone and take it apart fully to substitute parts.
Sony D750/K750/W800Change the colour of the LED flash.
Sony D750/K750/W800Ripped apart: an illustrated dissection tutorial.
Sony F100i JalouThis guide contains detailed pictures and helpful instructions for cellphone disassembly and display substitution.
Sony F305This complete cellphone teardown guide tells you how to replace different parts.
Sony G502You don't need special tools to open this cellphone.
Sony J132Troubleshooting the cellphone hardware becomes easy with the tips and tricks from this do-it-yourself guide.
Sony J108i CedarA concise do-it-yourself repair guide.
Sony K300iAn illustrated step-by-step disassembly guide.
Sony K310iA concise guide for LCD replacement.
Sony K510iAn illustrated take apart and LCD screen changement guide.
Sony K530iMobile phone take apart and repair guide.
Sony K550iThis illustrated guide will lead you through all the steps to get the mobile phone apart and the screen substituted.
Sony K600iIllustrated disassembly and LCD repair guide.
Sony K608iA short illustrated cellphone teardown manual.
Sony K610iDisassembly pictures and instructions.
Sony K610iDisassembly and LCD screen repair and replacement manual.
Sony K660iIf you can not get the official service manual for this cellullar phone, just try this guide to get the case apart and the screen substituted.
Sony K700An illustrated guide for opening the housing.
Sony K700iIllustrated step-by-step dismantling HOWTO.
Sony K700i/K750i/T300/T610Joystick replacement HOWTO (in German).
Sony K700iA step-by-step take apart guide with detailed pictures (in German).
Sony K750iHow to open the case, clean and repair a drowned mobile phone.
Sony K750iA complete disassembly guide, with good quality pictures explaining every single step (in German).
Sony K750How to open the housing: here is a nice guide for all who like to take expensive things apart.
Sony K750A guide to repair a possible camera problem.
Sony K750Change the colour of the keypad backlight with a piece of plastic.
Sony K750iTake apart instructions and illustrations.
Sony K750iHeadset - 3.5mm jack modding with pictures.
Sony K750iVideo guide on modding your K750i phone to a W800i, save some money and do it yourself (in Chinese) [Video]!
Sony K770This tutorial tells how to substitute the LCD screen.
Sony K800iTake apart picture gallery.
Sony K800iRemoval of housing and replacement of LCD screen, a very detailed manual with pictures showing all the tools and tricks to do a professional disassembly.
Sony K810iAn illustrated LCD replacement and dissection guide.
Sony K850iLCD replacement and disassembly guide.
Sony M600iAn illustrated rip apart and assembly guide (in German).
Sony P1iAn illustrated disassembly and LCD replacement guide.
Sony P800Take apart instructions.
Sony P800 [archived link]Disassembly and upgrading videos (in Italian).
Sony P800Dismantling instructions and pictures.
Sony P900Soldering wires of the handset.
Sony P908Disassembly pictures (in Chinese).
Sony P900/910Replacing housing & prepping it for a custom paintjob.
Sony P900/910How to dissect the mobile phone, an illustrated explanation.
Sony P910How to take the mobile phone apart, includes picture gallery.
Sony P910iAll the tools and tricks needed to get screen of the cellullar phone exchanged.
Sony P990iTo exchange the LCD of the mobile phone remove the back cover, the battery, the SIM, the stylus, the memory card etc. then remove the six screws you can see. The screws are all different lengths so need to go back in the correct holes.
Sony S500iAn illustrated disassembly and screen replacement tutorial.
Sony S700cDisassembly pictures (in Chinese).
Sony Satio U1iDo you have trouble with a broken phone screen and don't want to take a professional repair service? Take this free guide.
Sony T200Tips and tricks for dissection and screen replaclement.
Sony T250iSome disassembly tips and tricks.
Sony T300A concise dissection guide with high resolution photos (in German).
Sony T303Disassembly guide with photos explaining all the nasty details.
Sony T600Disassembly picture gallery.
Sony T608 [archived link]Disassembly pictures and JTAG schematics.
Sony T610/616/618An illustrated explanation of a dissection.
Sony T610Illustrated disassembly guide.
Sony T610 [PDF]How to achieve a cover (aka fascia or housing) replacement, an illustrated guide.
Sony T610An opening tutorial with pictures.
Sony T610How to hack a mobile phone camera to make it sensitive to Infrared as well as the Visible wavelengths of light.
Sony T610This guide explains how to take apart the mobile phone and repair a wobbly joystick contact (in German).
Sony T610/T630Pimp your mobile: how to convert a broken T610 into a stylish T630 with aluminium cover (in German).
Sony T610/630Take apart tutorial with pictures (in German).
Sony T610/T630Camera lens mod: a lens conversion HOWTO.
Sony T630Detailed dismantle instructions and pictures.
Sony T630Here are some video instructions to get the keypad replaced.
Sony T650iMobile phone LCD replacement and disassembly guide with good pictures.
Sony T707Remove back cover, battery, sim and memory card before removing three Torx 5 screws, now open the flip and remove the two plastic stickers, you should be able to lift them off with a fingernail.
Sony T715To get access to the four screws holding together the parts of the cellphone body first remove back cover, battery, SIM and memory card.
Sony T720Faceplate flashing: a short video guide.
Sony U5i VivazIt's not that easy to take this cellphone apart, but this guide will assist you.
Sony V600iAn illustrated HOWTO for part replacement, especially the LCD screen of the cellphone.
Sony W100 SpiroThis online guide offers all the knowledge you need to get the phone opened and repaired.
Sony W200iTake apart and display replacement tutorial.
Sony W205Do-it-yourself cellphone take apart and screen replacement.
Sony W300iA disassembly walkthrough and replacement guide for housing and LCD screen.
Sony W302Remove the back cover, battery, SIM and memory card, two rubber stoppers at the top of the cellphone need to be levered out (use a screwdriver or a pen lid). Then remove the six screws you can see.
Sony W350iTo get the screen replaced: first remove the battery cover, battery, memory card etc. than remove the two screws you see. Now you can take off the flip, it should pop off very easily. Tools required: Torx 5 screwdriver, Phillips size 0 screwdriver.
Sony W380iHow take the cellular phone apart to get the LCD screen exchanged.
Sony W395To get it apart start near the bottom of the phone, lever the bezel away from the phone, which is held on lightly with double sided tape.
Sony W550iA complete step-by-step take apart and screen replacement guide.
Sony W580iWhy spend many dollars getting the LCD screen fixed, when you can do it yourself for about 15 dollars.
Sony W580iAn LCD replacement guide with take apart illustrations.
Sony W595The tools required to get this cellphone apart are: a Phillips screwdriver, a plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or a credit card.
Sony W595An illustrated trip into LCD substitution.
Sony W660iDisassembly and LCD replacement guide, with detailed take apart pictures.
Sony W705You need a Torx 6 screwdriver, a Phillips size 00 screwdriver and a plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card to crack this cellphone open and replace broken parts.
Sony W760iRun your fingernail along the edge of the join of the front cover and start the dissection at the top as there are two hooks at the bottom of the cellphone cover. It will be damaged otherwise.
Sony W800iA short disassembly tutorial with helpful pictures.
Sony W810iYou do not need to take the cell phone to a repair shop and pay upwards of 75 dollars or more to get a smashed LCD repaired.
Sony W810iFull disassembly and LCD replacement guide with photos.
Sony W850iHousing change and LCD screen replacement guide with detailed pictures.
Sony W880iThis phone repair manual will help you with disassembly and all the details you need to know to get the LCD screen replaced.
Sony W890iAll you need to know to get the LCD screen exchanged.
Sony W900iAn illustrated dissection and LCD replacement manual.
Sony W902A short take apart guide with illustrations.
Sony W910iThis guide explains how to take the cell phone apart (partly) and change the LCD.
Sony W950iThis guide explains all the steps required to take the cellphone apart and replace the LCD.
Sony W960iGot questions about taking apart this mobile phone? This illustrated HOWTO knows the answers.
Sony W980Remove the back cover, battery, SIM and memory card and four screws. The two at the top are covered by rubber stoppers which can be levered out with a screwdriver.
Sony W995Two screws need to be removed to get access to the innards of this slider cellphone, they are covereded by rubber stoppers which can be levered out with a screwdriver.
Sony X10 Mini (E10)This mini cellphone can be easily repaired by yourself.
Sony XPERIA X1This guide teardown guide seems to be exceptionally cool.
Sony XPERIA X1Overview of the hardware with labeled chips and circuit diagrams.
Sony Xperia X1Remove the back cover, battery, SIM, memory card and stylus before you take this cellular phone apart.
Sony Xperia X8This free manual shows the secret trick to get the cellphone cracked open to prepare it for touchscreen replacement (in Italian).
Sony Xperia J ST26iMany large pictures and a well written guide help you to avoid some traps when repairing this cellphon.
Sony Xperia J St261iComplete disassembling guide for replacing display, digitizer as well as other parts (in Italian).
Sony Xperia Tipo ST21iThis HOWTO helps you not to get lost and confused when opening this device.
Sony Z520All the knowledge you need to get the housing replaced.
Sony Z600Complete take apart guide with illustrations.
Sony Z610iFour screws need to be removed to get access to the inner parts of the cellphon to get access to the inner parts of the cellphone, the two at the top are covered by rubber stoppers which can be levered out with something like a small pair of scissors or tweezers.
Sony Z800/V800V800 to Z800 conversion: how to open the V800 faceplate (using a credit card) in order to change for the ugly black casing to a new Z800 faceplate.


Ericsson A1018An illustrated take apart tutorial.
Ericsson A1018sAn illustrated dissection.
Ericsson A2618Opening guide with pictures.
Ericsson A2618sDisassembly pictures.
Ericsson A2628sAn illustrated dismantling.
Ericsson GA318Pictures from an autopsy.
Ericsson GA628Images from inside the cellphone.
Ericsson GA628Step-by-step disassembly pictures.
Ericsson GF337Take apart picture gallery.
Ericsson GF388Pictures of a dissection.
Ericsson GF768Pictures from the inside.
Ericsson GF788Take apart picture gallery.
Ericsson GH337An illustrated dissection.
Ericsson GH388Disassembly images.
Ericsson GH688An illustrated case opening.
Ericsson R310Dismantling and reaassembly guide with pictures.
Ericsson R310sA take apart picture gallery.
Ericsson R320Illustrated take apart tutorial.
Ericsson R320sPictures from opening the phone.
Ericsson R380Take apart HOWTO and image gallery.
Ericsson R380sTake apart picture gallery.
Ericsson R520An illustrated opening tutorial.
Ericsson R520mPicture gallery showing how to open the case.
Ericsson T10sSMS Remote Control: With this circuit you can control up to 8 devices, by sending a specific SMS message with any mobile phone. This is very useful in places where we have no wired telephone line. You can switch-ON , OFF or Restart servers, ADSL modems, printers, doors with electric locks, garage doors, house lights, water pumps, electric sunshades, block the engine of your car or your motorcycle in case they have been stolen.
Ericsson T10/18An illustrated take apart HOWTO.
Ericsson T18Stripping instructions and pictures.
Ericsson T18sTake apart illustrations.
Ericsson T2xLCD display schematics and disassembly images.
Ericsson T20Opening instructions and pictures.
Ericsson T20sPictures from the inside.
Ericsson T28Take apart HOWTO with illustrations.
Ericsson T28Pictures from under the hood, opening instructions and tools.
Ericsson T28VCR remote control via SMS: imagine it, it's 3:15 on a weekday afternoon and you've just realised you've forgotten to set the video to tape 'Pet Rescue'. Usually you would be condemned to an afternoon of misery and disappointment, knowing you had no heartwarming cute animal stories to come home to. But not any more. Here is a description of a simple interface between a T28 mobile phone (ME) and Matsui VX770 VCR to allow remote recording of programmes.
Ericsson T28Here is a detailed guide to convert a service cable to a data cable and vice versa.
Ericsson T28sAn illustrated opening.
Ericsson T29Complete step-by-step dismantling HOWTO with images.
Ericsson T29sAn illustrated dismantling.
Ericsson T39Taking apart and replacing a broken microphone.
Ericsson T39Dismantling tutorial illustrated.
Ericsson T39mTake apart picture gallery.
Ericsson T39mAn illustrated take apart tutorial.
Ericsson T68iFace plate change, screen replacement, internal antenna change.
Ericsson T68i/T68mHow to paint the cover in silver, removing the faceplate, disassembling guide.
Ericsson T68/68iDisassembly picture gallery.
Ericsson T68mWhen this cellphone is fully dissambled you should have a total of 22 major pieces including screws, at least when following this completeley illustrated take apart tutorial.


Sony CMD-J70Step-by-step LED replacement instructions (in German).

Manufacturer Information, Customer Service

Hardware Maintenance Manual, User Guide, Service Manual

As far as I know SonyEricsson doesn't provide free service manuals. But at least free user guides are available online.


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