Introduction

If you're trying to replace any of your Sony Xperia's internal components removing the battery is the first step. This guide will show you how to open and remove the battery from your phone.

Image 1/3: Slowly move the hair dryer along the seams on the back of the phone. Keep the dryer a few inches away from the case. Image 2/3: Circulate the dryer for a full minute to soften the adhesive binding the phone together. Image 3/3: Circulate the dryer for a full minute to soften the adhesive binding the phone together.
  • Turn hair dryer to medium heat.

  • Slowly move the hair dryer along the seams on the back of the phone. Keep the dryer a few inches away from the case.

  • Circulate the dryer for a full minute to soften the adhesive binding the phone together.

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Image 1/1: Gently pull back just enough to create a small gap.
  • Once the adhesive is loosened, stick the suction cup to the top-center of the back of your phone and gently pull back.

  • Gently pull back just enough to create a small gap.

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Image 1/2: Move the tool along the seam to loosen the adhesive. Image 2/2: Move the tool along the seam to loosen the adhesive.
  • Once you've opened a small space with the back cover, stick the plastic opening tool into the seam of the phone.

  • Move the tool along the seam to loosen the adhesive.

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Image 1/1: Once the adhesive has been adequately loosened, pull back slowly on the suction cup to remove the back panel of the phone.
  • Caution: Pulling too vigorously or quickly on the suction cup could snap the back of the phone.

  • Once the adhesive has been adequately loosened, pull back slowly on the suction cup to remove the back panel of the phone.

  • The remaining adhesive should be strong enough to hold the phone together tightly upon reassembly. However, once opened the water resistance of your phone has been compromised.

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Image 1/3: With the plastic opening tool, gently remove the connector from the motherboard. Image 2/3: Use your fingers to peel the rest of the adhesive away from the phone. Image 3/3: Use your fingers to peel the rest of the adhesive away from the phone.
  • Now that the back is removed, the battery is visible. You now have access to the battery and its connecting components.

  • With the plastic opening tool, gently remove the connector from the motherboard.

  • Use your fingers to peel the rest of the adhesive away from the phone.

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Image 1/3: Use your fingers to peel back the rest of the adhesive tape away from the battery. Image 2/3: Use your fingers to peel back the rest of the adhesive tape away from the battery. Image 3/3: Use your fingers to peel back the rest of the adhesive tape away from the battery.
  • With the plastic opening tool, carefully peel the white adhesive tape up from the bottom of the battery.

  • Use your fingers to peel back the rest of the adhesive tape away from the battery.

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Image 1/3: Flex cables run vertically down the phone underneath the battery and can be damaged easily. Make sure to only place the spudger in the indicated area. Image 2/3: Insert the spudger in the bottom-center to further loosen the adhesive. Carefully separate the battery from the phone by sliding the spudger vertically underneath the battery and prying up. This may take some time and work as the adhesive is very strong. Image 3/3: Insert the spudger in the bottom-center to further loosen the adhesive. Carefully separate the battery from the phone by sliding the spudger vertically underneath the battery and prying up. This may take some time and work as the adhesive is very strong.
  • Slide the spudger firmly along the right side of the battery, loosening the adhesive between the casing and battery.

  • Flex cables run vertically down the phone underneath the battery and can be damaged easily. Make sure to only place the spudger in the indicated area.

  • Insert the spudger in the bottom-center to further loosen the adhesive. Carefully separate the battery from the phone by sliding the spudger vertically underneath the battery and prying up. This may take some time and work as the adhesive is very strong.

it would be better to show in overlay red the two vertical cables that should not be touched; i damaged by 1 mm at the bottom one of the cable and the display is no longer working, even if can hear touch feedbacks and sound and now if if it charges well :o((

cagnes06 - Reply

if you do what is shown on the picture at step 7 (i did) you can still damage the cable right, because it deviates at the bottom towards the left !

cagnes06 - Reply

Why not start the instructions by saying "This battery replacement operation is too difficult unless you are highly experienced. You are very likely to damage the phone beyond repair. Sony prefer you to buy a new phone every 2 years when the battery fails"

Roy Banks - Reply

Conclusion

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

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Does battery replacement ruin the waterproof quality?

mitralal shrestha - Reply

get reeplacing adheessment from part store.

ooboogah dirti -

Aft er replacing 2 (so called) waterproof phones due to water damage; I kept my Xperia phone away from water. Sony's claim the phone is weatherproof is a joke.

Kevin Ledbetter -

I found that a heavy plastic guitar pick (1.0mm or thicker) worked well as a replacement for the plastic opening tools

ryandrake182 - Reply

Me too... I agree.

remjok -

Do you have to use the heat blower also in second and third time you wish to replace battery. (If not would be great because it would be simpler to replace battery on the go).

Tomer - Reply

For Z1 C6903, it may seem that the steps are applicable, but with a slight twist: After removing the cover, you need to use T4 screwdriver and remove the screws holding another "layer" (black plastic). I have to use the guitar pick and remove the black plastic "cover". Then only you can remove the battery (the C6903 battery has plastic frame with screw holes (x 4). Other than this, steps above are applicable, but I can't get the adhesive material to align properly. Remember not to dump the phone into water.

Allen - Reply

Hi,

Than for da guide,My xperia z doesn't register Network,when ever I insert any working SIM, some symbols of a sim with a mark of a red X sign attached to it and even where Bars indicating the signal strength remains empty with same X mark in red attached to it, is there any I dear to fix this?

Helps can reach me faster via my email(olanya26@gmail.com)

Than.

Amos.

Olanya Kay Amos - Reply

my xperiz Z phone's battery drains so soon. can i replace it's battery to more power ( mah) battery ?

Anita Singh - Reply

Ja, das ist wirklich nicht leicht, weil der Akku extrem gut hält. Vielleicht hilft es zu wissen, dass im letzten Schritt, letztes Bild (Blick auf das Handy ohne Akku) in der unteren Hälfte die dunkle Struktur, die wie ein Sessel aussieht, hier ist der Kleber aufgetragen...

Jedenfalls hat es geklappt - vielen Dank an den Autor und auch den Übersetzer!

christofwaas - Reply

Please anybody can help me that where is Sony Z 1 compact battery is availble available in ksa riyadh??? I couldn't found:(

Miss Afridi - Reply

I could not remove the battery. LCD is broken. :(((((((

Mu Ba - Reply

I change the battery any broken the Display, too. But but I know how to open that phone

cepehh -

If I replace the battery will I lose all data held on the phone?

Natalie Rendell - Reply

No if u don't touch any other part

Christopher Veletchy -

Where can i buy battery for xperia z3plus/z4 worldwide shipping?

kim hae joon - Reply

I am not too sure what my problem is. My phone sows like it is charging but i cannot switch it on for the past 20 days. Does this mean the problem is with the battery? If so, where can I find a replacement battery for xperia Z? I live in Kisumu, Kenya

Annette Opondo - Reply

My xperia just suddenly stopped working on me. It was working just fine, then once the battery was low, I needed to charge it, plugged it in the wall charger, and now it suddenly isn't working anymore. What should I do?

Cari Jedlicki - Reply

Hey guys. I replaced the battery and when booting it up the whole screen is just plain white. I took the whole thing apart again and made sure that all connectors were seated properly - re-seated them just in case etc.

Can this be some hardware damage I did while taking the old battery out? The glue was so strong, I did have to yank on it pretty hard to get it to loosen up.

Thanks,

Ben

Benedek Frank - Reply

My phone experia z when the charger is insert the phone will and if remove the charger the phone will turn off plus help

william limoco - Reply

I have changed the battery as mentioned above, but my phone doesn't turned on

There is only a red light indicator and nothing more

I've charged it, tried to boot it as bootloader & ...

Could it be becuz of broken new battery?! And if yeas what should I do with it?

zeus.7reza - Reply

My xpera z s battery drains so quick what do I do

Chukwudi Leonard - Reply

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