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Sony Xperia E3 - How to disassemble the device and to change the Glass digitizer.

D2202, D2203, D2206, D2243, D2202

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Image 1/3: Remove the SIM and the memory cards. Image 2/3: Remove 4x rubber corners. Image 3/3: There are 6x black screws Torx T4, remove them.
  • Turn off the device

  • Remove the SIM and the memory cards.

  • Remove 4x rubber corners.

  • There are 6x black screws Torx T4, remove them.

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Image 1/3: Be careful for the side buttons. Image 2/3: Be careful for the side buttons. Image 3/3: Be careful for the side buttons.
  • Use a plastic tool and separate the rear bezel.

  • Be careful for the side buttons.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the battery flex cable. Image 2/3: Disconnect the battery flex cable. Image 3/3: Disconnect the battery flex cable.
  • Disconnect the touch screen flex cable.

  • Disconnect the battery flex cable.

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Image 1/3: Use a thin plastic tool, like a plastic pick and start the separation from the underside. Image 2/3: Do this very slow and periodically warm the glass! Image 3/3: At the beginning you have to separate the touch screen glass from the main frame.
  • With a hair dryer or heat gun warm the glass, at first for about 2-3 minutes.

  • Use a thin plastic tool, like a plastic pick and start the separation from the underside.

  • Do this very slow and periodically warm the glass!

  • At the beginning you have to separate the touch screen glass from the main frame.

2-3 minutes are not enough. I did it for 4-5 and I destroyed the LCD screen. It is best to apply heat for as long as is necessary for the glue to melted completely.

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Image 1/3: AGAIN!!! Very slowly and periodically worm the glass. Image 2/3: The LCD is thin less than a millimeter! Image 3/3: Remove the touch screen.
  • Now continue with a plastic card.

  • AGAIN!!! Very slowly and periodically worm the glass.

  • The LCD is thin less than a millimeter!

  • Remove the touch screen.

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Image 1/3: If the LCD is OK you can order only a touch screen, if no, then you need display assembly - touch screen & LCD Image 2/3: With a plastic pick gently scrape the glue. Image 3/3: With a cloth and  isopropyl alcohol clean the LCD.
  • Now is time to test the phone.

  • If the LCD is OK you can order only a touch screen, if no, then you need display assembly - touch screen & LCD

  • With a plastic pick gently scrape the glue.

  • With a cloth and isopropyl alcohol clean the LCD.

  • Don't use a lot of alcohol. if the liquid passes behind the LCD, will appear spots that you can't remove.

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Image 1/3: Be careful not to cover the the places for the camera, sensor, earpiece, etc. Image 2/3: Lift the logic board a little bit, so that the touch screen flex cable can pass. Image 3/3: It's easier if you can order the touch screen together with adhesive which is cut off specifically for model.
  • On the new touch screen or on the main frame put adhesive sticker 3mm.

  • Be careful not to cover the the places for the camera, sensor, earpiece, etc.

  • Lift the logic board a little bit, so that the touch screen flex cable can pass.

  • It's easier if you can order the touch screen together with adhesive which is cut off specifically for model.

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Image 1/1: That's all.
  • Reassemble the device.

  • That's all.

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Conclusion

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

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