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Sony Z1 Compact disassembly, screen replacement and repair



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Tools required for disassembly: Phillips screwdriver, Mobile phone opening tool, Suction cup, hot air gun or hair dryer.

(If you are replacing a badly cracked screen, cover it in sticky tape before starting). First turn your phone off and remove your sim card. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 1 Next, apply heat from a hot air gun or hair dryer to the back of the phone. This will soften the adhesive tape holding the back cover in place. Now run a plastic tool around the join of the back cover and it will start to release. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 2 If you have a suction cup, attach this to the back of the phone and pull it towards you and the back cover will come away. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 3 Move the suction cup to different areas to completely release the back cover. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 4 The back cover is now free. Now remove the five circled screws. Note that the screw circled in blue is a different length to the others, so make sure it goes back in the correct place when you reassemble. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 5 Next, disconnect the ribbon cable from the battery. This cable has a plug and socket like connection, so lever up, away from the circuit board. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 6 Below you can see the ribbon cable from the battery once it has been disconnected. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 7 Now remove the battery by levering from the point indicated below. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 8 The battery is now free. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 9 Next you need to disconnect the vibrating motor. Again, this has a plug and socket like connection, so lever this up, away from the circuit board, as indicated by the arrow below. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 10 The vibrating motor has now been disconnected from the circuit board. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 11 Now run your plastic tool all the way around the join of the battery compartment and lever it free. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 12 The battery compartment is now free. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 13 If you want to remove/replace the vibrating motor, turn the battery compartment over and push the catch circled. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 14 Below is a close up of the catch which holds the vibrating motor in place. Simply push this down to release the ringer. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 15 The vibrating motor is now free. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 16 Continue disassembly by removing the loud speaker box. Lever it free from the point indicated below. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 17 The loud speaker box is now free. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 18 Below is a close up of the loud speaker box. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 19 If you want to remove/replace the loud speaker, first lift the clear plastic cover free. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 20 Now push the back of the loud speaker out from the point indicated below. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 21 The loudspeaker is now free. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 22 Remove the rubber cover from the camera, indicated top left in the image below, and also remove the plastic cover, top right. Both parts will simply lift free. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 23 The circuit board is held in place by a number of plastic clips around its edge, such as those indicated below. Lever the clips back and lift the circuit board free. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 24 The circuit board is now free. If you want to remove/replace the rear camera and front facing camera, disconnect the cables indicated below. Again, these cables have a plug and socket like connection, so lever each up, away from the circuit board. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 25 The rear camera and front facing camera are now free. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 26 Take note of circled ribbon cables. When the circuit board was removed these cables were disconnected. Make sure these click into place during reassembly. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 27 Now remove the volume/power and camera flex cables, as shown below. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 28 To remove the earpiece, indicated left in the image below, lever from the point shown. To remove the headphone jack, pry from the point indicated below right. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 29 The earpiece and headphone jack socket are now also free. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 30 To remove the screen and frame, first apply heat around the edges of the front of the phone to soften the adhesive holding the screen and frame in place, then run a plastic tool around the join to lever the screen free. Go all the way around the edge of the phone until the screen comes out. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 31 The screen and frame have now been separated from the chassis. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 32 Now turn the screen over and remove the clear plastic guide, indicated below. Refer to the next image for a clearer image. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 33 The clear plastic guide has been removed. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 34 If you want to remove the screen from its frame, apply more heat to the front of the screen then run your plastic tool under the very edge of the screen, as shown below. Keep applying heat and the screen will eventually come out. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 35 The screen is now free from the frame. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 36 Turn the screen over and carefully peel back the foam cover. Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 37 The foam cover is now free and can be applied to your new screen. Disassembly is now complete. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. If you've found this disassembly guide useful, please support formymobile.co.uk and order the tools and parts you need from our site. We ship worldwide! Sony Z1 Compact disassembly stage 38
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken Sony Z1 Compact, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with Sony Z1 Compact disassembly.

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