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Introduction

A loose connection or faulty hardware can lead to certain issues when taking pictures on the Sony Xperia Z1. This guide will give an idea on how to secure those connections and will show how to replace the hardware as a whole.

  1. With caution to hot temperatures, glide a heat gun over the outer edges of the phone bezel to soften the adhesive securing the back panel to the phone.
    • With caution to hot temperatures, glide a heat gun over the outer edges of the phone bezel to soften the adhesive securing the back panel to the phone.

  2. Apply a suction cup tool to the center of the back panel and gently pull the panel off the back of the phone. If you are experiencing difficulty, use a plastic opening pick to slide into the crack in between the panel and the rest of the phone body to pry off the back.
    • Apply a suction cup tool to the center of the back panel and gently pull the panel off the back of the phone.

    • If you are experiencing difficulty, use a plastic opening pick to slide into the crack in between the panel and the rest of the phone body to pry off the back.

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  4. Using the plastic opening tool, carefully pry off the flex connector beside the camera housing. Using the plastic opening tool, carefully pry off the flex connector beside the camera housing.
    • Using the plastic opening tool, carefully pry off the flex connector beside the camera housing.

  5. Use the tweezers to pull the camera out of the top left corner of the phone. Use the tweezers to pull the camera out of the top left corner of the phone.
    • Use the tweezers to pull the camera out of the top left corner of the phone.

Conclusion

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

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