Xperia X10 disassembled in mission to end touchscreen debate

by X10 on April 23, 2010

in News, Problems, Tips & Tricks

Xperia X10 Teardown PicsEnterprising modder McKebapp from the xda-developers forums has done what most wouldn’t dare to. He invalidated his warranty by disassembling his Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, just because he was bored “waiting for root on my mobile.”

The whole process sounded relatively straight forward. Once the screws were removed, the case parts were clipped together and needed to be pried open with a credit card. Whilst he was poking around he managed to de-solder the white keypad light and re-soldered some amber coloured LEDs to match his cars interior light.

He is also considering swapping the microUSB jack with a miniUSB one, as he doesn’t have enough miniUSB cables. Personally I’d just buy some more cables but then I’m not a hardcore ninja modder like McKebapp!

As a result of forum pressure, he also tried to determine exactly what display Sony Ericsson is using in the Xperia X10 – multitouch or singletouch. This meant splitting the front window and inner display, leaving it open to dust. However, all that was found were a few codes. One number code (1226-3271.3) and two lettered codes (FQN0B1155391 and F7N0A1177214). The latter appears to be the part number on the LCD module itself. However, Google searches yielded zero information as to what type of display this is. Any clued up people out there willing to shed some light?

Teardown pics – General

Xperia X10 Teardown Pics

Xperia X10 Teardown Pics

Xperia X10 Teardown Pics

Xperia X10 Teardown Pics

Xperia X10 Teardown Pics

Xperia X10 Teardown Pics

Teardown pics – Display

The whole display module and front cover in one piece

Xperia X10 Teardown Pics

Both flat cables are glued

Xperia X10 Teardown Pics

The front view of the display itself

Xperia X10 Teardown Pics

The back view of the display

Xperia X10 Teardown Pics

Here you can see the touch module within the front cover

Xperia X10 Teardown Pics

Via xda-developers.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 yasser April 23, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Kickass Work….

2 adam April 23, 2010 at 6:54 PM

wow that is sick. i want him to mod mine. whats his contact info ?? lol id pay him.

3 Kyle April 24, 2010 at 5:51 PM

When I had gotten a Motorola Razr 2 which takes microUSB, it came with a miniUSB cable with an adapter piece to change it to microUSB. I’d suggest making one of those rather than modding your phnone itself because having that adapter is benificial to all your microUSB devices as miniUSB cables are so popular. I’m gettting mine today but i don’t think I’ll be opening mine up anytime soon. Props for the LED mod, I would have gone with greeeen;)

4 -skunk- April 26, 2010 at 4:40 PM

well…that’s the way I know you, McKebapp ^^

5 DoubleVision19 May 1, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Cool! Are you gonna make a Youtube video tutorial and show us how you disassembled your X10 in detail?

6 akirabot May 5, 2010 at 4:07 AM

If anyone is interested, I’ve posted High resolution macros of various parts. Perhaps someone with a little more expertise can identify the display module, I can only tell you it isn’t an AMOLED panel.

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