Introduction

This guide will replace the rear camera in the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.

  1. Heat along the edges of the back cover  using a heat gun to soften the glue.
    • Heat along the edges of the back cover using a heat gun to soften the glue.

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  2. Attach the small suction cup to the back cover near the bottom of the phone.
    • Attach the small suction cup to the back cover near the bottom of the phone.

    • Pull up on the suction cup and insert the plastic opening tool in between the back cover and the rest of the phone.

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    • Move the spudger around the edge of the back cover to separate it from the black adhesive.

    • Separating the back cover from the rest of the phone ruins the adhesive which makes it no longer waterproof.

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    • Carefully disconnect the battery from the logic board by using the plastic spudger as a lever.

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    • Remove the single 1 x 3.0 mm screw holding the battery in using the JIS #00 screwdriver.

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    • Pry the battery up from the ends using the plastic spudger until the battery pops out of the enclosure.

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    • Remove the battery from the device

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    • Unscrew the four screws on the corners of the back frame using the JIS #00 screwdriver.

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    • Wedge the plastic opening tool under the back frame. Move the plastic opening tool around the entire frame to separate it from the adhesive.

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    • Remove the back frame.

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    • Wedge the spudger underneath the external speaker. Pull up on the external speaker using the spudger.

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    • Remove the external speaker.

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    • Remove the square rubber gasket from the camera using the plastic spudger.

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    • Remove the black plastic corner still holding in the motherboard.

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    • Carefully pry up on the four sides of the motherboard using the plastic spudger til it separates from the base of the phone.

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    • Remove the motherboard from the device.

    • There may be a small yellow adhesive underneath the motherboard still holding it in. Slide the tip of the spudger through it to sever it.

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    • Disconnect the camera from the motherboard using a spudger.

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Conclusion

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

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