Introdução

This guide will show you how to remove the motherboard from your Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. The motherboard may need to be replaced if basic functions of the phone no longer run. A heat gun or hairdryer is needed to open the back panel, which can become hot and potentially damage the phone. Additonally, a T5 screwdriver is needed to remove screws while a spudger is needed to disconnect parts of the phone.

Wedge your finger under the bottom ridge of the SD card insert. Pull outwards with your fingers to remove the SD card from the left side of device.
  • Wedge your finger under the bottom ridge of the SD card insert.

  • Pull outwards with your fingers to remove the SD card from the left side of device.

How do you remove it? (Seems obvious but write for any audience, and say how to do things instead of just what to do)

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Use a hair dryer to heat each corner of the phone.
  • Use a hair dryer to heat each corner of the phone.

  • Alternate heating each corner for a minute to loosen the adhesive binding the back cover to the phone.

  • Don't heat one area for too long; the phone may get damaged from overheating.

Consider saying “loosen” instead of “soften” so that steps 2 and 3 use the same terms. Somebody may not know that heating the glue will loosen it, and so they will be confused reading “once the adhesive is loosened” in step 3.

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Press a suction cup on a heated corner of the device.
  • Press a suction cup on a heated corner of the device.

  • Hold the phone down and gently lift the suction cup to create a small gap.

  • You may hear crunching or popping sounds when you lift up the back cover.

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Insert your iFixit Opening Tool in the small gap between your phone and the back cover.
  • Insert your iFixit Opening Tool in the small gap between your phone and the back cover.

  • Lift up on the iFixit Opening Tool and insert your plastic card in the small gap between your phone and the back cover.

Period missing for first point.

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Slide your plastic card along the side of your phone to loosen the adhesive.
  • Slide your plastic card along the side of your phone to loosen the adhesive.

  • Move the card along the sides of the phone to lift all of the corners.

Can you clarify what should be repeated in this step?

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Lift up the back cover by lifting up the sides of the phone with your hand.
  • Lift up the back cover by lifting up the sides of the phone with your hand.

  • Apply a new strip of adhesive for reassembly.

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Peel off the two pieces of black tape covering the battery with your hands. Peel off the two pieces of black tape covering the battery with your hands. Peel off the two pieces of black tape covering the battery with your hands.
  • Peel off the two pieces of black tape covering the battery with your hands.

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Use the iFixit Opening Tool to remove the flexible orange strip which connects the battery to the motherboard. Use the iFixit Opening Tool to remove the flexible orange strip which connects the battery to the motherboard.
  • Use the iFixit Opening Tool to remove the flexible orange strip which connects the battery to the motherboard.

Grammar, consider rewording. “Use the iFixit Opening Tool to remove the flexible orange strip which is connected to the battery from the motherboard” or “Use the iFixit Opening Tool to remove the flexible orange strip which connects the battery to the motherboard” or another alternative depending on your intended meaning.

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Wedge the iFixit Opening Tool underneath the battery. Remove the battery by pulling up on the iFixit Opening Tool. Remove the battery by pulling up on the iFixit Opening Tool.
  • Wedge the iFixit Opening Tool underneath the battery.

  • Remove the battery by pulling up on the iFixit Opening Tool.

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Remove the four 4mm T5 screws on the top of the black panel securing the antenna module to the device. Remove the four 4mm T5 screws on the top of the black panel securing the antenna module to the device.
  • Remove the four 4mm T5 screws on the top of the black panel securing the antenna module to the device.

Clarify where the screws are

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Insert your iFixit Opening Tool underneath the antenna module. Lift up gently with the iFixit Opening Tool to remove the antenna module.
  • Insert your iFixit Opening Tool underneath the antenna module.

  • Lift up gently with the iFixit Opening Tool to remove the antenna module.

  • The antenna module may be difficult to remove.

Maybe add a caution that the module is hard to take off

Tiffany Dang - Responder

Could use better explanation on how to take off

Tiffany Dang - Responder

“to take off piece” change to take off the piece? Or even be specific, “pull with your hands to remove the module.”

Kyle Ladtkow - Responder

Insert your iFixit Opening Tool underneath the front camera and gently lift up. Remove the front camera by lifting the front camera up with your hands.
  • Insert your iFixit Opening Tool underneath the front camera and gently lift up.

  • Remove the front camera by lifting the front camera up with your hands.

The second part of this NEEDS an action shot

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Remove the 4mm T5 screw connecting the headphone jack to the panel. Remove the 4mm T5 screw connecting the headphone jack to the panel.
  • Remove the 4mm T5 screw connecting the headphone jack to the panel.

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Use your iFixit Opening Tool to lift and disconnect the headphone jack connector piece. The small black piece connected to the headphone jack that is holding the single screw in place has broken off in the device shown.
  • Use your iFixit Opening Tool to lift and disconnect the headphone jack connector piece.

  • The small black piece connected to the headphone jack that is holding the single screw in place has broken off in the device shown.

“use your iFixIt Opening Tool to lift (the) head phone jack…”

Tiffany Dang - Responder

Insert your iFixit Opening Tool between the back camera and the motherboard and gently lift up. Lift up with the iFixit Opening Tool until the back camera is removed from the device.
  • Insert your iFixit Opening Tool between the back camera and the motherboard and gently lift up.

  • Lift up with the iFixit Opening Tool until the back camera is removed from the device.

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Remove the two 4mm T5 screws connecting the motherboard to the device. Remove the two 4mm T5 screws connecting the motherboard to the device.
  • Remove the two 4mm T5 screws connecting the motherboard to the device.

Only the bottom two screws for this part need to be removed; the top two were removed with the antenna module

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Use your flat head tweezers to remove the black wire connected to the motherboard. Use your flat head tweezers to remove the white wire connected to the motherboard. There are only two wires connected to the motherboard.
  • Use your flat head tweezers to remove the black wire connected to the motherboard.

  • Use your flat head tweezers to remove the white wire connected to the motherboard.

  • There are only two wires connected to the motherboard.

The text should locate the wires better

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Use your iFixit Opening Tool to remove the main flex (the middle orange tab) from the motherboard. Use your iFixit Opening Tool to remove the power button flex (the left orange tab) from the motherboard. Use your iFixit Opening Tool to remove the power button flex (the left orange tab) from the motherboard.
  • Use your iFixit Opening Tool to remove the main flex (the middle orange tab) from the motherboard.

  • Use your iFixit Opening Tool to remove the power button flex (the left orange tab) from the motherboard.

The text should be able to locate the flexes on their own

Tiffany Dang - Responder

Wedge your iFixit opening tool under the motherboard. Lift up with your iFixit Opening Tool to lift the motherboard from the device.
  • Wedge your iFixit opening tool under the motherboard.

  • Lift up with your iFixit Opening Tool to lift the motherboard from the device.

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Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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