Introduction

This guide is for removing the 3.5mm headphone jack from the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua in the event that it needs to be replaced.

Place the phone face-down, and use a heat gun or hair dryer to evenly heat the back surface until to soften the adhesive.
  • Place the phone face-down, and use a heat gun or hair dryer to evenly heat the back surface until to soften the adhesive.

Attach a suction cup to the back of the M4 Aqua by carefully pushing down on it near the top of the phone.
  • Attach a suction cup to the back of the M4 Aqua by carefully pushing down on it near the top of the phone.

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. 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.
  • 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 the back cover by pulling it from the chassis. it is flexible and can be bent, be careful.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 battery once all of the adhesive is broken, and the connector is unplugged.

Release all connectors connecting to the motherboard.
  • Release all connectors connecting to the motherboard.

  • Pry the motherboard up from the left side with the plastic pry tool and remove it.

  • Be very careful as the motherboard is tightly bound.

With your fingers, detach front camera connector from the back of motherboard.
  • With your fingers, detach front camera connector from the back of motherboard.

  • Remove the front camera.

With your fingers, or nylon spudger if necessary, remove headphone jack fastening cover, casing, and sticker. With your fingers, or nylon spudger if necessary, remove headphone jack fastening cover, casing, and sticker.
  • With your fingers, or nylon spudger if necessary, remove headphone jack fastening cover, casing, and sticker.

Remove headphone jack with your fingers.
  • Remove headphone jack with your fingers.

Conclusion

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

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Das ist kein Xperia Z3

Das ist eine Anleitung vom M4 Aqua

Faruk - Reply

"This is not Xperia Z3

This is a guide of the M4 Aqua" - Faruk

Just thought it could be told in english as well, cheerio!

Johan Andersson - Reply

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