Introduction

Use this guide to replace the back cover of your Sony Z3.

Image 1/3: Lift up the back cover with a suction handle and put an opening pick in the gap. Image 2/3: Move the pick carefully around the edges to loosen the adhesive on every side of the phone. Image 3/3: Don't put the pick in too deep under the back cover to not damage any parts inside the phone.
  • Heat the back cover of your Xperia Z3 to loosen the adhesive underneath.

  • Lift up the back cover with a suction handle and put an opening pick in the gap.

  • Move the pick carefully around the edges to loosen the adhesive on every side of the phone.

  • Don't put the pick in too deep under the back cover to not damage any parts inside the phone.

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Image 1/2: Use a tweezer to pull out two black straps that are attached to two pieces of adhesive right on the battery. Image 2/2: Use a tweezer to pull out two black straps that are attached to two pieces of adhesive right on the battery.
  • After the adhesive around the egdes is loosened, pull up the back cover with your suction handle.

  • Use a tweezer to pull out two black straps that are attached to two pieces of adhesive right on the battery.

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Image 1/2: Never pull out the straps upwards but always sideways. It can easily happen that you rupture the adhesive tabs right in between. In this case use a plastic card to pry off the back cover carefully, use heat if necessary ! Image 2/2: Never pull out the straps upwards but always sideways. It can easily happen that you rupture the adhesive tabs right in between. In this case use a plastic card to pry off the back cover carefully, use heat if necessary !
  • Gently pull out both of the black straps with the adhesive tabs.

  • Never pull out the straps upwards but always sideways. It can easily happen that you rupture the adhesive tabs right in between. In this case use a plastic card to pry off the back cover carefully, use heat if necessary !

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  • After pulling out the adhesive tabs, you can lift the back cover and remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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