Use the small suction cup to lift the back panel:
  • Use the small suction cup to lift the back panel:

    • Press the small suction cup on to the middle of the back panel.

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While holding the Sony Xperia Z ultra down with your left hand, slightly pull the small suction cup upwards to create a small opening between the back panel and the front panel.
  • While holding the Sony Xperia Z ultra down with your left hand, slightly pull the small suction cup upwards to create a small opening between the back panel and the front panel.

  • While continuing to pull the small suction cup upwards, insert the spudger in the small opening.

  • Pry the front panel downwards with the spudger while continuing to pull the small suction cup upwards.

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Remove the back panel by pulling the small suction cup upwards.
  • Remove the back panel by pulling the small suction cup upwards.

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Remove the following six screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver:
  • Remove the following six screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver:

    • five silver 2.1 mm screws

    • one gold 3.1 mm screw

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Pry the plastic motherboard shield open by placing the spudger under the shield and running it along the edges.
  • Pry the plastic motherboard shield open by placing the spudger under the shield and running it along the edges.

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Use care to remove the motherboard shield, as it may break. The motherboard shield is made of a very thin plastic.
  • Use care to remove the motherboard shield, as it may break. The motherboard shield is made of a very thin plastic.

  • Remove the motherboard shield by lifting the lower end upwards first.

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Detach the battery connection cable by prying it upward with the spudger. Detach the battery connection cable by prying it upward with the spudger.
  • Detach the battery connection cable by prying it upward with the spudger.

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Pry the upper end of the antenna upwards with the spudger.
  • Pry the upper end of the antenna upwards with the spudger.

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Detach the antenna by pulling the upper end upwards and outwards.
  • Detach the antenna by pulling the upper end upwards and outwards.

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Insert the spudger underneath the battery and run it back and forth to remove any adhesive.
  • Insert the spudger underneath the battery and run it back and forth to remove any adhesive.

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Remove the battery from the phone.
  • Remove the battery from the phone.

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Use care to remove the headphone  jack connection, as it may snap if excessive force is used. The headphone jack connection is extremely thin.
  • Use care to remove the headphone jack connection, as it may snap if excessive force is used. The headphone jack connection is extremely thin.

  • Detach the headphone jack connection by prying it upwards with the spudger.

The front camera remove step seems missing

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Use care to remove the earphone jack connection, as it may snap if excessive force is used. The earphone jack connection is extremely thin.
  • Use care to remove the earphone jack connection, as it may snap if excessive force is used. The earphone jack connection is extremely thin.

  • Detach the earphone jack connection by prying it upwards with the spudger.

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Detach the upper end of the motherboard by pulling the top end upwards.
  • Detach the upper end of the motherboard by pulling the top end upwards.

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Remove the yellow clip that secures the headphone jack slot with a pair of tweezers. The motherboard is still attached but moved outside of the image in order for the components being worked on to be more visible.
  • Remove the yellow clip that secures the headphone jack slot with a pair of tweezers.

  • The motherboard is still attached but moved outside of the image in order for the components being worked on to be more visible.

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Push the red stopper of the headphone jack connection through the plastic tunnel with the spudger. Use care to guide the head phone jack connection through the plastic tunnel, as it may deform and break if forceful or sudden movements is used. The headphone jack is made of a very thin plastic. While holding the back end of the headphone jack connection, grasp the headphone jack connection with the pair of tweezers and guide it through the plastic tunnel.
  • Push the red stopper of the headphone jack connection through the plastic tunnel with the spudger.

  • Use care to guide the head phone jack connection through the plastic tunnel, as it may deform and break if forceful or sudden movements is used. The headphone jack is made of a very thin plastic.

  • While holding the back end of the headphone jack connection, grasp the headphone jack connection with the pair of tweezers and guide it through the plastic tunnel.

  • Remove the headphone jack connection from the device.

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Pry the antenna assembly upwards with the spudger.
  • Pry the antenna assembly upwards with the spudger.

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You should hear a slight "click" when the antenna assembly has been completely loosened.
  • You should hear a slight "click" when the antenna assembly has been completely loosened.

  • Remove the antenna assembly by pulling it upwards from the right end.

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Remove the mic cover by placing the spudger underneath the cover and prying it upward.
  • Remove the mic cover by placing the spudger underneath the cover and prying it upward.

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The metal shield is very thin, so use care to remove the metal shield as it can easily be bent.
  • The metal shield is very thin, so use care to remove the metal shield as it can easily be bent.

  • Remove the metal shield cover by prying its right end upwards with the flat part of the spudger.

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Remove the mic connection from the motherboard ribbon by  prying it upwards with the spudger.
  • Remove the mic connection from the motherboard ribbon by prying it upwards with the spudger.

  • Once released, the orange ribbon will resemble a flap.

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Use care to remove the black plastic spacer, as it may bend if excessive force is used. The black plastic spacer is very thin and extremely fragile. Gently pry the black plastic spacer upwards with the spudger.
  • Use care to remove the black plastic spacer, as it may bend if excessive force is used. The black plastic spacer is very thin and extremely fragile.

  • Gently pry the black plastic spacer upwards with the spudger.

  • Remove the black plastic spacer from the phone by gently pulling it upwards.

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Release the LCD digitizer connection by prying it upwards with the spudger.
  • Release the LCD digitizer connection by prying it upwards with the spudger.

  • The LCD digitizer is distinguished by a longer connection strip.

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Use care to detach the vibration motor connection, as it may break if excessive pressure is applied. The vibration motor connection is tiny and fragile. Use the flat part of a spudger to detach the vibration motor connection. It is a tiny white box with red and black wires leading to the motor.
  • Use care to detach the vibration motor connection, as it may break if excessive pressure is applied. The vibration motor connection is tiny and fragile.

  • Use the flat part of a spudger to detach the vibration motor connection. It is a tiny white box with red and black wires leading to the motor.

  • Once the connection has been removed, slide the spudger underneath the vibration motor to release it from the adhesive.

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Remove the loudspeaker  connection by prying it upwards with the spudger. Remove the loudspeaker  connection by prying it upwards with the spudger.
  • Remove the loudspeaker connection by prying it upwards with the spudger.

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Remove the orange ribbon connection by prying it upwards with the spudger.
  • Remove the orange ribbon connection by prying it upwards with the spudger.

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Pry the small black metal bracket off with the spudger. Gently remove the ribbons that are attached to the side of the phone to avoid cracking them.
  • Pry the small black metal bracket off with the spudger.

  • Gently remove the ribbons that are attached to the side of the phone to avoid cracking them.

  • Remove the small black metal bracket by lifting it upwards and outwards.

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Detach the orange ribbon by wedging the spudger between the phone's casing and the ribbon. This will help prevent damage to the strip.
  • Detach the orange ribbon by wedging the spudger between the phone's casing and the ribbon. This will help prevent damage to the strip.

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Detach smaller orange ribbon by wedging the spudger between the phone's casing and the ribbon. This will help prevent damage to the strip.
  • Detach smaller orange ribbon by wedging the spudger between the phone's casing and the ribbon. This will help prevent damage to the strip.

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All parts connected to the motherboard with an orange ribbon are fragile and should be treated with extreme care. Pry up the connection strip at the end of the motherboard using the flat part of the spudger to free the motherboard.
  • All parts connected to the motherboard with an orange ribbon are fragile and should be treated with extreme care.

  • Pry up the connection strip at the end of the motherboard using the flat part of the spudger to free the motherboard.

  • The connection strip has adhesive underneath.

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Manually remove the copper tape anchoring the motherboard's black ribbon.
  • Manually remove the copper tape anchoring the motherboard's black ribbon.

  • When removing the motherboard in its entirety, make sure all securing points have been released.

Una Pregunta: Si la tarjeta logica esta buena, y es falla en el flex, se puede cambiar el flex solamente, pero veo que viene pegada al calor de fabrica en la motherboard, compre el flex original no me ha llegado de USA imagino que viene con su adhesivo para pegarlo al motherboard?

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Detach the listening speaker from the motherboard by prying it upwards with the spudger.
  • Detach the listening speaker from the motherboard by prying it upwards with the spudger.

  • If necessary, use tweezers.

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Use care to detach the orange ribbon, as it may rip if  excessive or sudden movement is used. The orange ribbon is very thin.
  • Use care to detach the orange ribbon, as it may rip if excessive or sudden movement is used. The orange ribbon is very thin.

  • Detach the orange ribbon from the reflective backing by sliding the spudger underneath it.

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Click here for instruction on how to use the iOpener.
  • Click here for instruction on how to use the iOpener.

  • Place the iOpener on the screen of your device in order to heat it evenly.

  • If you do not have access to an iOpener Kit, you may use a hair dryer in its low setting . To loosen the adhesive under the screen, heat evenly around the edges at an angle for 25-30 seconds .

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Once the screen of your device is heated,  press the small suction cup to its center.
  • Once the screen of your device is heated, press the small suction cup to its center.

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Insert the opening pick into the space between the screen and the casing. Usually a corner is an easy place to start.
  • Insert the opening pick into the space between the screen and the casing.

  • Usually a corner is an easy place to start.

  • While pulling on the small suction cup, slide the pick between the screen and the casing in order to remove the LCD screen from the casing.

  • There is adhesive between the screen and casing. Resistance should be felt when sliding the opening pick.

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Conclusion

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

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The directions are wrong. The steps are not in order. The ribbon cable will rip on you when you remove the battery. Do not attempt.

Patrick Johnson - Reply

Ribbon cable will not be ripped when removing battery, check to make sure you have carefully broken the adhesive seal between the battery and phone housing.

Aaron Quinn -

There is absolutely no reason to take out anything other than the battery and the small parts at the bottom of the phone if you are replacing the display assembly on this device. Taking out anything at the top is a waste of time, and a risk to the motherboard. The metal shield at the bottom is really the only thing you need to remove to get to the digitizer connector. Taking anything else out results in wasted time and additional risk to damage of other components.

Wichita uBreakiFix - Reply

A hundred times this. The button flex cables on Sony phones are very easy to damage, and there is absolutely no reason to remove them just to replace the display. Unless your display assembly came with a complete frame. Then you have bigger worries, and this guide is incomplete.

Ties Koot -

Great instructions thanks and it would be even greater if you mentioned that you didnt have to remove flex cables for volume keys or even motherboard

Kiwi Phone Repairs NZ - Reply

The last paragraph on step 36 reads "There is adhesive between the screen and casing."

Then there's a final note that reads "To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order."

Don't we need to replace the adhesive mentioned before to put everything back together?

What kind of adhesive is it and where can I buy it?

samurai.jack.mail - Reply

My mobile power button and display show mobile demo (z ultra)

Devender - Reply

Hello, which model number should one order to replace the touch screen - digitizer assembly for the Xperia C6833?

I noticed two sets of numbers on the assembly. One is 1273 2038 1 and the other starting with Q

Is the second set with Q the serial number?

Thanks.

paleozon - Reply

My z3+ touch was replaced and now sometimes touch getting hanging, top sensor light not working, double touch not working. Kindly advise why it's happening??????

shynesh_shynu - Reply

This should be retitled to Sony Xperia Z Ultra Disassembly - not Screen Replacement - as there was no actual screen replacement that happened!

Replacing an XZU screen is straightforward and quite easy.

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