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Use this guide to replace the screen assembly of the Sony Xperia Z3.

This guide shows how to replace the whole screen assembly of the Sony Xperia Z3 including the midframe. All components such as the vibration motor, the cameras, and the earpiece speaker need to be transferred to the replacement part during the repair process. In case you want to replace the LCD & Digitizer without the frame you need to follow this guide.

  1. Heat the back cover of your Xperia Z3 to loosen the adhesive underneath. Lift up the back cover with a suction handle and put an opening pick in the gap. Move the pick carefully around the edges to loosen the adhesive on every side of the phone.
    • Heat the back cover of your Xperia Z3 to loosen the adhesive underneath.

    • Lift up the back cover with a suction handle and put an opening pick in the gap.

    • Move the pick carefully around the edges to loosen the adhesive on every side of the phone.

    • Don't put the pick in too deep under the back cover to not damage any parts inside the phone.

  2. There are two adhesive strips in the center of the phone connecting the rear case to the battery, you'll need to remove them to open the phone. When the edges of the cover are free from adhesive, tilt it to allow access to the battery tabs.
    • There are two adhesive strips in the center of the phone connecting the rear case to the battery, you'll need to remove them to open the phone.

    • When the edges of the cover are free from adhesive, tilt it to allow access to the battery tabs.

    • Use tweezers to pull the two black adhesive strips out of the phone but don't pull just yet.

  3. Gently pull out both of the adhesive tabs out of the phone, parallel to the rear cover. If the adhesive tabs break, try to use a thin flat plastic tool such as a plastic card to remove the last of the adhesive. If the adhesive is stubborn, heat it with an iOpener or hair dryer and pry again.
    • Gently pull out both of the adhesive tabs out of the phone, parallel to the rear cover.

    • If the adhesive tabs break, try to use a thin flat plastic tool such as a plastic card to remove the last of the adhesive. If the adhesive is stubborn, heat it with an iOpener or hair dryer and pry again.

  4. After pulling out the adhesive tabs, you can lift the back cover  and remove it. After pulling out the adhesive tabs, you can lift the back cover  and remove it.
    • After pulling out the adhesive tabs, you can lift the back cover and remove it.

  5. Unplug the battery flex connector. Use a tweezer to gently pull off the adhesive strip on the bottom part of the battery.
    • Unplug the battery flex connector.

    • Use a tweezer to gently pull off the adhesive strip on the bottom part of the battery.

  6. Use a spudger on the left side of the frame to lever out the battery. Be careful with the spudger - there are cables beneath the battery!
    • Use a spudger on the left side of the frame to lever out the battery.

    • Be careful with the spudger - there are cables beneath the battery!

    • Remove the battery.

  7. Unscrew the two Phillips #00 screws.
    • Unscrew the two Phillips #00 screws.

  8. Unplug the antenna cable with a tweezer. Use a Spudger to unplug the main flex connector and the flex connector of the vibration motor. Use a Spudger to unplug the main flex connector and the flex connector of the vibration motor.
    • Unplug the antenna cable with a tweezer.

    • Use a Spudger to unplug the main flex connector and the flex connector of the vibration motor.

  9. Remove the cover on top of the loudspeaker assembly. Use a spudger to pull out the vibration motor and remove its rubber gasket with a tweezer. Use a spudger to pull out the vibration motor and remove its rubber gasket with a tweezer.
    • Remove the cover on top of the loudspeaker assembly.

    • Use a spudger to pull out the vibration motor and remove its rubber gasket with a tweezer.

  10. Use a tweezer to remove the adhesive strip of the loudspeaker assembly. Pull up the metal clamp at the upper end of the loudspeaker assembly by using a tweezer and remove it. Pull up the metal clamp at the upper end of the loudspeaker assembly by using a tweezer and remove it.
    • Use a tweezer to remove the adhesive strip of the loudspeaker assembly.

    • Pull up the metal clamp at the upper end of the loudspeaker assembly by using a tweezer and remove it.

  11. Lift up the main flex cable covering the loudspeaker assembly with a Spudger Take care to not damage the loudspeaker. The flex cable is attached to the assembly with adhesive and is a little bit sticky. Lift up the whole loudspeaker assembly with a spudger and remove it.
    • Lift up the main flex cable covering the loudspeaker assembly with a Spudger

    • Take care to not damage the loudspeaker. The flex cable is attached to the assembly with adhesive and is a little bit sticky.

    • Lift up the whole loudspeaker assembly with a spudger and remove it.

  12. Use a spudger to lift up the end of the main flex. Remove the bronze foil covering the connector of the main flex with a tweezer.
    • Use a spudger to lift up the end of the main flex.

    • Remove the bronze foil covering the connector of the main flex with a tweezer.

  13. Lift up the metal plate which is placed beneath the loudspeaker assembly and remove it. Unplug the main flex cable. Use a tweezer to remove the yellow adhesive foil covering the display flex cable.
    • Lift up the metal plate which is placed beneath the loudspeaker assembly and remove it.

    • Unplug the main flex cable.

    • Use a tweezer to remove the yellow adhesive foil covering the display flex cable.

  14. Remove the three Phillips #00 screws (3 mm length).
    • Remove the three Phillips #00 screws (3 mm length).

  15. Use a pair of tweezers to peel the blue foil off the motherboard. Use a pair of tweezers to peel the blue foil off the motherboard.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to peel the blue foil off the motherboard.

  16. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the black plastic bracket below the camera in the top left corner of the phone. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the black plastic bracket below the camera in the top left corner of the phone.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the black plastic bracket below the camera in the top left corner of the phone.

  17. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the black plastic cover from the right edge of the motherboard. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the black plastic cover from the right edge of the motherboard.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the black plastic cover from the right edge of the motherboard.

  18. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the magnetic charging flex cable Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the magnetic charging flex cable
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the magnetic charging flex cable

  19. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the main flex cable. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the main flex cable.
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the main flex cable.

  20. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear camera flex cable. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear camera flex cable.
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear camera flex cable.

  21. Use a pair of tweezers to lift the rear camera out of its recess and remove it. Use a pair of tweezers to lift the rear camera out of its recess and remove it.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to lift the rear camera out of its recess and remove it.

  22. Use a spudger to pry up the plastic cover at the top edge of the motherboard and remove it with a pair of tweezers. Use a spudger to pry up the plastic cover at the top edge of the motherboard and remove it with a pair of tweezers. Use a spudger to pry up the plastic cover at the top edge of the motherboard and remove it with a pair of tweezers.
    • Use a spudger to pry up the plastic cover at the top edge of the motherboard and remove it with a pair of tweezers.

  23. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the headphone jack and microphone flex cable in the top right corner. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the headphone jack and microphone flex cable in the top right corner.
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the headphone jack and microphone flex cable in the top right corner.

  24. Use a pair of tweezers to carefully pry up and disconnect the antenna cable at the bottom right of the motherboard. Use a pair of tweezers to carefully pry up and disconnect the antenna cable at the bottom right of the motherboard.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to carefully pry up and disconnect the antenna cable at the bottom right of the motherboard.

  25. Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap between the midframe and the left edge of the motherboard. Avoid to damage surrounding flex cables and components during the motherboard removal.
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap between the midframe and the left edge of the motherboard.

    • Avoid to damage surrounding flex cables and components during the motherboard removal.

    • Use the spudger to carefully lever up the motherboard until you can get a good grip.

  26. Remove the motherboard. Remove the motherboard.
    • Remove the motherboard.

  27. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the black plastic spacer next to the earpiece speaker. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the black plastic spacer next to the earpiece speaker.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the black plastic spacer next to the earpiece speaker.

  28. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the earpiece speaker by carefully prying it out from its left where the spacer was before. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the earpiece speaker by carefully prying it out from its left where the spacer was before.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the earpiece speaker by carefully prying it out from its left where the spacer was before.

  29. Use a pair of tweezers to pry up and remove the white plastic piece next to the headphone jack. Use a pair of tweezers to pry up and remove the white plastic piece next to the headphone jack.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to pry up and remove the white plastic piece next to the headphone jack.

  30. Apply a heated iOpener to the upper end of the screen to loosen the adhesive beneath the headphone jack. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes.
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the upper end of the screen to loosen the adhesive beneath the headphone jack. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes.

  31. Use a pair of tweezers to pry up the black plastic cover on top of the headphone jack. Use a pair of tweezers to pry up the black plastic cover on top of the headphone jack.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to pry up the black plastic cover on top of the headphone jack.

  32. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the headphone jack out of its recess and remove it. The adhesive that holds the headphone jack in place is a bit sticky. In case you can't manage to remove the headphone jack insert a spudger into the jack to help levering it out or apply some more heat to further soften the adhesive. The adhesive that holds the headphone jack in place is a bit sticky. In case you can't manage to remove the headphone jack insert a spudger into the jack to help levering it out or apply some more heat to further soften the adhesive.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the headphone jack out of its recess and remove it.

    • The adhesive that holds the headphone jack in place is a bit sticky. In case you can't manage to remove the headphone jack insert a spudger into the jack to help levering it out or apply some more heat to further soften the adhesive.

  33. Use a pair of tweezers to pry the blue antenna cable out of the brackets on the edge of the phone and remove it. Use a pair of tweezers to pry the blue antenna cable out of the brackets on the edge of the phone and remove it. Use a pair of tweezers to pry the blue antenna cable out of the brackets on the edge of the phone and remove it.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to pry the blue antenna cable out of the brackets on the edge of the phone and remove it.

  34. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the main flex cable from the display flex connector located at the bottom of the phone. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the main flex cable from the display flex connector located at the bottom of the phone.
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the main flex cable from the display flex connector located at the bottom of the phone.

  35. Use one arm of a pair of tweezers to pry the topmost gray plastic cover out of its recess on the left edge of the midframe. Remove the plastic cover. Remove the plastic cover.
    • Use one arm of a pair of tweezers to pry the topmost gray plastic cover out of its recess on the left edge of the midframe.

    • Remove the plastic cover.

  36. Use the same procedure to loosen the gray plastic cover below the previous one. Do not remove the cover—it is adhered to the flex cable. Avoid damaging the main flex cable during the following process. Carefully pull up the the cover until it is freed and not blocked by the midframe.
    • Use the same procedure to loosen the gray plastic cover below the previous one.

    • Do not remove the cover—it is adhered to the flex cable. Avoid damaging the main flex cable during the following process.

    • Carefully pull up the the cover until it is freed and not blocked by the midframe.

  37. Use a pair of tweezers and carefully pry the top left part of the main flex cable away from the midframe. Use a pair of tweezers and carefully pry the top left part of the main flex cable away from the midframe. Use a pair of tweezers and carefully pry the top left part of the main flex cable away from the midframe.
    • Use a pair of tweezers and carefully pry the top left part of the main flex cable away from the midframe.

  38. Flip the phone over and apply a heated iOpener to the right side of the screen to loosen the adhesive beneath the main flex cable. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes.
    • Flip the phone over and apply a heated iOpener to the right side of the screen to loosen the adhesive beneath the main flex cable. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes.

  39. Flip the phone back over and use a pair of tweezers to carefully peel the main flex cable off the midframe. Remove the main flex cable. Remove the main flex cable.
    • Flip the phone back over and use a pair of tweezers to carefully peel the main flex cable off the midframe.

    • Remove the main flex cable.

  40. On the right edge of the phone use a pair of tweezers to pry the magnetic charging cable out of its recess. On the right edge of the phone use a pair of tweezers to pry the magnetic charging cable out of its recess.
    • On the right edge of the phone use a pair of tweezers to pry the magnetic charging cable out of its recess.

  41. Apply a heated iOpener to the left side of the screen to loosen the adhesive beneath the magnetic charging cable. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes.
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the left side of the screen to loosen the adhesive beneath the magnetic charging cable. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes.

  42. Carefully peel the magnetic charging cable off the midframe and remove it. Carefully peel the magnetic charging cable off the midframe and remove it. Carefully peel the magnetic charging cable off the midframe and remove it.
    • Carefully peel the magnetic charging cable off the midframe and remove it.

  43. Compare your new replacement part to the original—you may need to transfer remaining components such as the protective foil in the earpiece speaker recess or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.
    • Compare your new replacement part to the original—you may need to transfer remaining components such as the protective foil in the earpiece speaker recess or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

결론

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Apply new adhesive where it’s necessary.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers Community for help.

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