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ETEN M800 Disassembly Guide

Rev. 0.1

ETEN M800
Disassembly Guide

Created: scholbert 15.03.2009

Review: 15.03.2009

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.................................. 0............... Take off the mainboard ..................................................................9 3......................1 Content 1......2009 Review: 15.......................................................12 Created: scholbert 15................................................................................. Remove the display ... Open display unit .................................1......................................8...................7...3 Disassembly ...........5........ Open the main case ......................................4 3................6 3........... 3...11 3.................. Bottom of the mainboard..............................10 3................................... Back cover disassembly ..7 3..5 3.....9................................................ 2........................................................................................... Used Tools............................................................... Dismount slider .............................4 3...............................ETEN M800 Disassembly Guide Rev...............4..........................................................................03........................................................................................................................................................... Remove slider mechanic .3 Precaution..2009 Page 2 of 12 ...................6...............................................8 3....................................................................................................................3...........2....................................................................... Display unit disassembly....................................03...............

So please take care of the tiny screws and sensitive parts of the case.2009 Page 3 of 12 .03.1 1.ETEN M800 Disassembly Guide Rev. Created: scholbert 15. 0.2009 Review: 15. Apart from that it should be obvious. Precaution While disassembling the unit you should consider some general guidelines to prevent electrostatic discharge.03. Used Tools To completely disassemble the ETEN M800 smartphone you’ll need at least the following tools: Torx screwdriver T5x40 Small cross-head screwdriver Small electronic tweezer Small plastic shim 2. that several parts of the unit maybe easily damaged during the disassembly process.

2009 Page 4 of 12 . You may also use the plastic shim to remove this part with caution. 0. please press firmly and try to lift the cover at lower left position. Disassembly 3. release the battery cover and take off the battery. To release the upper plastic cover. Please be aware: At this point you will loose warranty !!! Created: scholbert 15. Now use the Torx T5 screwdriver and remove 4 screws from the main unit.2009 Review: 15. Back cover disassembly Power down the unit.1.ETEN M800 Disassembly Guide Rev.03.1 3.03.

there are also some plastic clips that keep everything in place. because the slight clips might easily break apart. Created: scholbert 15. Open the main case Now we are ready to open the main case.2009 Page 5 of 12 .03. Apart from the 4 screws.1 3.2009 Review: 15.03. that additionally fix the case.ETEN M800 Disassembly Guide Rev.2. Be careful while open the main case. The picture below shows three of the plastic clips. 0.

0.03. Take off the mainboard After releasing the complete back cover. Use the plastic shim to release the display connector from the mainboard carefully. Afterwards the mainboard could be taken out.1 3.ETEN M800 Disassembly Guide Rev. Created: scholbert 15. Lift the mainboard at the position of the battery connector and point out the display connector underneath. it’s time to take the mainboard out of it’s case. because the headphone connector prevents an ease remove.3.2009 Page 6 of 12 . It’s a bit tricky though.03. Again some care should be taken at this step.2009 Review: 15.

ETEN M800 Disassembly Guide Rev.2009 Review: 15. Created: scholbert 15.03.1 3. The pink film is the backlight foil and covers the smooth switches of the keyboard. You may do a little discovery tour at this step and you will notice the display connector at the bottom of the PCB.4. Bottom of the mainboard Now we got the bare mainboard.2009 Page 7 of 12 .03. 0.

1 3. Dismount slider After the mainboard has been taken out. Created: scholbert 15.03.2009 Review: 15. use a crosshead screwdriver and release the 4 screws. 0. there’s a free view on the keypad.5.03.ETEN M800 Disassembly Guide Rev. To dismount the slider mechanism from the main body.2009 Page 8 of 12 .

2009 Review: 15.2009 Page 9 of 12 . Remove slider mechanic To remove the slider mechanic from the display.03.03.ETEN M800 Disassembly Guide Rev. 4 screws will have to be released. Start with the lower screws and use the Torx T5 to release.1 3. Afterwards flip the mechanism to the bottom. 0. Use the Torx T5 again.6. Now remove the upper two screws. Created: scholbert 15.

0.2009 Review: 15.03. that keep the unit together. The picture below shows two of the plastic clips. otherwise you may break something.7.1 3. Display unit disassembly Open up the display unit maybe the hardest part of the disassembly. because there are some plastic clips that fix the unit very tight. So please be very careful during these steps. Created: scholbert 15.ETEN M800 Disassembly Guide Rev.03.2009 Page 10 of 12 .

ETEN M800 Disassembly Guide Rev. 0.2009 Page 11 of 12 .1 3.8. Open display unit This is a view of the display unit already opened.2009 Review: 15. All electronic parts off the display unit are contacted with a flexible printed board and partly glued with some double-faced tape. To completely remove the display some additional steps are necessary. Please keep this in mind! Created: scholbert 15.03. All in all there are 8 plastic clips to fix the display unit very tight.03. These parts are very sensitive.

ETEN M800 Disassembly Guide Rev. Lift the brown part of the connector to release the contact.1 3. Created: scholbert 15.2009 Page 12 of 12 . The display cable connector is cover with black tape.03. The flexible printed board is partly glued and has to be released very carefully.2009 Review: 15. 0.9.03. Remove the display The remove the display two Torx T5 screws have to be released at the circuit board on the left.