Introduction

A guide to removing the camera on the Sony Ericsson Z500a.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove back cover and battery. Remove back cover and battery. Remove back cover and battery.
  • Remove back cover and battery.

Add Comment

Using a T6 precision screwdriver, remove the 4 screws.
  • Using a T6 precision screwdriver, remove the 4 screws.

  • Flip open the phone and keep the back cover facing you.

Add Comment

With the phone open, take the plastic opening tool and run it between the phone case and phone body to loosen the key pad. Note: There are two clamps that lock it to the phone case (one on each side).
  • With the phone open, take the plastic opening tool and run it between the phone case and phone body to loosen the key pad.

  • Note: There are two clamps that lock it to the phone case (one on each side).

Add Comment

Flip the phone over and lift straight up on the key pad to remove it.
  • Flip the phone over and lift straight up on the key pad to remove it.

  • Be sure to hold the phone flat (parallel to the table) because there are loose parts that may fall out.

Add Comment

Use the i Pod opening tool to remove the 2 ribbon wires (boxed in the photo) from the logic board.
  • Use the i Pod opening tool to remove the 2 ribbon wires (boxed in the photo) from the logic board.

Add Comment

Gently lift the back of the logic board and then pull outwards. Be careful not to rip the ribbon wire.
  • Gently lift the back of the logic board and then pull outwards. Be careful not to rip the ribbon wire.

Add Comment

Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
If the parts are loose you can remove the black sim card reader and green vibrator before continuing, otherwise they may fall out. If the parts are loose you can remove the black sim card reader and green vibrator before continuing, otherwise they may fall out.
  • If the parts are loose you can remove the black sim card reader and green vibrator before continuing, otherwise they may fall out.

Add Comment

Close the phone, flip it over, grab the remaining gray covering of the phone and pull it straight up to remove it. There is another piece below     this which will break if you don't pull straight up.
  • Close the phone, flip it over, grab the remaining gray covering of the phone and pull it straight up to remove it.

  • There is another piece below this which will break if you don't pull straight up.

  • Once the cover is removed take off the black piece underneath.

Add Comment

Remove the face of the phone by sliding down.
  • Remove the face of the phone by sliding down.

Add Comment

Unscrew the 4 screws connecting the screen to the base using a T6 Precision screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the 4 screws connecting the screen to the base using a T6 Precision screwdriver.

Add Comment

Use ipod opening tool to pry up the edge of the remaining silver hinge cover. Once it is loose you can pull it off the rest of the way.
  • Use ipod opening tool to pry up the edge of the remaining silver hinge cover.

  • Once it is loose you can pull it off the rest of the way.

Add Comment

To remove the plastic cover on the screen, run the ipod opening tool along the sides between the cover and the body of the phone (like you did for the keyboard)and gently pry upward until it is loose. Like the keyboard there is one clamp on each side.
  • To remove the plastic cover on the screen, run the ipod opening tool along the sides between the cover and the body of the phone (like you did for the keyboard)and gently pry upward until it is loose.

  • Like the keyboard there is one clamp on each side.

  • Grab the cover at the bottom of the screen (near the hinge) and pull outward while leaving the top (near the speaker) connected.

  • Once the bottom is pulled out far enough the top will be able to disconnect as well.

Add Comment

Remove the tape on the bottom of the screen so that the screen will be able to come out.
  • Remove the tape on the bottom of the screen so that the screen will be able to come out.

  • There is a finger notch on the top of the screen, gently pull out halfway.

  • Caution: the back of the screen is connected to the base of the phone. So do not pull out or the connection will be broken.

Add Comment

Use the iPod opening device to remove the ribbon wire where it connects to the screen.
  • Use the iPod opening device to remove the ribbon wire where it connects to the screen.

Add Comment

Use iPod opening device to remove the metal cover.
  • Use iPod opening device to remove the metal cover.

Add Comment

Gently pop off the ribbon wire with the plastic opening tool.
  • Gently pop off the ribbon wire with the plastic opening tool.

Add Comment

Flip the phone over and gently use iPod opening device to remove the right half of the black tape.
  • Flip the phone over and gently use iPod opening device to remove the right half of the black tape.

  • Be careful because the tape is holding a ribbon wire.

Add Comment

Push metal camera cover through the hole to remove camera. Push metal camera cover through the hole to remove camera.
  • Push metal camera cover through the hole to remove camera.

Add Comment

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Richard

Member since: 04/16/2010

3 Reputation

2 Guides authored

Team

Cal Poly, Team 7-12, Maness Spring 2010 Member of Cal Poly, Team 7-12, Maness Spring 2010

CPSU-MANESS-S10S7G12

4 Members

10 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 1,578