Viliv X70 teardown – non 3g version 

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Back of case

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Back case screw arrangement (the three in the middle do not need to be removed, they just hold on the metal mounting plate)

 

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Splanger/splunger tool or an old hotel key, gently Bentley bear, around the edges

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All around, tabs on each side

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Close up

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Gently pry the plastic loop from the headphone connector and it’ll free the case, take your time.

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First bit off

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There are three of these, one falls out, so watch out

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Hotel key under the screen, slice it back and forth under the two bits of clear plastic and the black plastic. the glue separates, careful not to bend the display

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Lift up the lock and remove

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part number

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same as before, thin plastic underneath and remove glue

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both sides

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remove screw

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remove screw

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these things are annoyingly cheap, remove the mic one first, leave the two speakers for now

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gps / antenna  maybe dual?

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pita to remove

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two more of these ( 3 altogether)

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power switch

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remove gps/wireless antenna

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akward, do the next one first

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remove this guy, flip the pcb over and then you can remove the two speakers with a lot less hassle.

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Finally get to see what I’m after, replacing(Adding) wireless with a 4965.

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duh ordered the 16G SSD by not paying attention to specs.

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remove cover, uh oh.

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3G wireless antenna,note missing connector.

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Rats, as I feared, no connector……… What worries me though is the patch wire I saw on the other teardown with the 3G.. (and its a different rev board ) now, off to order a connector.. hmm girlfriends birthday soon, I wonder if she wants a slightly used MID, she likes those little electronic kits , I’ll just slap all this in a bag with some Chinese instructions for a lawnmower and bonus points all round…

I’ve ordered a couple of connectors, so lets see where that goes.

 

hmmm

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Some tips on putting it back together

Don’t forget

  1. The GPS module and antenna
  2. The three LED diffuser, put them on before the metal back plate
  3. Microphone goes in the metal frame, faces out towards you, wire routes through the channel in the metal plate
  4. Power Switch! before the plastic frame/metal plate, make sure it is working correctly.
  5. Test the buttons when you put the last part on before you press down on all the tabs, they’re tactile so will click.
  6. Don’t touch the webcam lense, or clean it before reassemble.

 

Start here

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Reconnect speakers

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Microphone routes through this notch

 

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Put the plastic surround on like this, this side in first then level down, don’t forget the power switch first! Check the routing of the battery wires.

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Power Switch

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Careful not to lose the little rubber surround on the microphone.

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These tabs lock on the front side, two of them.

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Microphone routes like this

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Plastic LED diffusers, three in  total. Add them before you screw on the metal plate. The one that has the most area visible does drop out though, so watch for that.

 

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Layout the buttons/webcam, they have small plastic mounting pegs.

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Two screws, two corners.

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When putting the front bezel on, don’t forget to start at the headphone socket, take your time and it’ll snap into place, watch out for the bottom side not clipping in correctly. you might want to do a power up test before snapping the front bezel into place.

 

Charge the battery before doing all this, then when you come to switch it on and nothing happens, you won’t be thinking ‘fiddlesticks’.