Category: Mobiles and Smartphones Repair and Service
Contents of this article
- How to remove the case
- How to remove the battery
- How to replace the camera
Sony Xperia Z3
Place the phone on its back, and use the heat gun or hair dryer to evenly heat the back surface until you feel the adhesive loosen.
Attach a suction cup to the back of the Z3 by carefully pushing down on it near the top of the Z3.
While Pulling on the suction cup, slide a thin plastic spacer (guitar picks work well) between the back cover and the phone. Slide it around the edges to break the adhesive seal. Be careful, but don't be afraid to use some force. You should hear a sticky breaking sound.
Remove the back cover by pulling it from the chassis. it is flexible and can be bent, be careful.
Remove copper plated tape and any other securing adhesive with a nylon spudger. Remove carefully, as it has the potential or tear if too much force is used.
Unhook the battery connector carefully. It is possible to damage the battery if too much force is used.
Pry the battery from the phone with the nylon spudger. There is a small amount of adhesive underneath the battery, so a bit of force is required.
The battery is malleable, so it is possible to dent the battery if too much force is applied in one spot.
Remove the battery once all of the adhesive is broken, and the connector is unplugged.
Remove the four hex head 3mm screws at each corner of the motherboard with a screwdriver.
Remove three pieces of the securing bracket using tweezers
Detach the rear camera connector from the front of the motherboard.
Remove the rear camera with your fingers of tweezers.