Introduction

Follows these steps to replace the LCD Screen on the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. This can be challenging, be sure to be gentle or you may break something.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Near the bottom of the phone, unscrew the two phillips head screws, one 3 millimeters and the other 4 millimeters,
  • Near the bottom of the phone, unscrew the two phillips head screws, one 3 millimeters and the other 4 millimeters,

  • Remove the black plastic strip to reveal the speaker assembly. It is hooked underneath the circuit board beneath, force will be required to pry it out. Carefully unplug the microphone connector as you do this, ensuring not to snap it.

which one is which :sss

Veli Prehti - Reply

Remove the Metal LCD assembly cover by lifting up and pulling it out away from the edge of the phone, towards the middle. Disconnect the LCD connector.  The assembly cover is flexible and can be bent, be careful when applying force. Carefully unstick the connector from underneath the LCD cover
  • Remove the Metal LCD assembly cover by lifting up and pulling it out away from the edge of the phone, towards the middle. Disconnect the LCD connector. The assembly cover is flexible and can be bent, be careful when applying force. Carefully unstick the connector from underneath the LCD cover

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Removing the screen is similar to how the back cover is removed. Apply heat evenly to the screen attach a suction cup near the top of the phone, and use a plastic spacer to break the adhesive seal between the screen and the phone housing. Twisting the spacer can help to separate the back plate from the chassis.
  • Removing the screen is similar to how the back cover is removed.

  • Apply heat evenly to the screen

  • attach a suction cup near the top of the phone, and use a plastic spacer to break the adhesive seal between the screen and the phone housing. Twisting the spacer can help to separate the back plate from the chassis.

  • Remove the screen by pulling it away from the chassis

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Conclusion

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

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When your screen is completely shattered it's not so easy to apply the suction cup and pulling it off... :D

krugern - Reply

Stick a layer of parcel tape on the screen and you're good to go :D

drunkenmenace - Reply

Once the screen is removed, how do you glue the new one back on? What kind of glue to use so it doesn't melt, or leave the phone non-waterproof? How best to clean the surfaces for gluing, what tools do you need? How do you ensure the edges stay clean and good looking? This guide leaves the job half done :/

Piotr Adamowicz - Reply

I think nobody here can say for sure if it is waterproof after a manual repair ..... An the most covers (Front and back cover) comes with "glue-tape" ( not sure if it is the correct word for that)

tomhartwich - Reply

There is this very clever (safe) trick to test: https://techjeep.com/2015/03/08/how-to-t...

Rene -

Be aware that the LCD is extremely fragile. I have done this many times and it took some time for me to understand why when I tested the screen before installation it was perfect. Then when I glued it and had put some pressure on it to stay fit, I ended up with a defective screen. Be ultra carefull when you press the screen into place. Only press on the very edges! Or else you easily damage the LCD. I have tested both cold and hot adhesive and both make a good fit. They say the adhesive that needs heat can make the device waterproof but I would not even try to get the device waterproof again. You just have to accept that maybe some spill-proof, but nobody can guarantee the Z phones will ever be waterproof when you have opened them, removed seals for camera etc. I always tell my customers that.

asle - Reply

i think there is missing step :/

Benjamin Valcourt - Reply

There is definitely some missing steps on this guide.

Ryan Webster - Reply

Das ist kein Xperia Z3

Das ist eine Anleitung vom M4 Aqua

Faruk - Reply

Can i just buy a digitizer as a spare or do i need an entirely new lcd?

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