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Sony Xperia Z3 Back Cover Replacement

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  1. Sony Xperia Z3 Back Cover Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 Sony Xperia Z3 Back Cover Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 Sony Xperia Z3 Back Cover Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Heat the back cover of your Xperia Z3 to loosen the adhesive underneath.

    • If you use an iOpener, follow these instructions for use.

    • 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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    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
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    • There are two adhesive strips in the center of the phone connecting the rear case to the battery, you'll need to remove them to open the phone.

    • When the edges of the cover are free from adhesive, tilt it to allow access to the battery tabs.

    • Use tweezers to pull the two black adhesive strips out of the phone but don't pull just yet.

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    Tool used on this step:
    Plastic Cards
    $2.99
    Buy
    • Gently pull out both of the adhesive tabs out of the phone, parallel to the rear cover.

    • If the adhesive tabs break, try to use a thin flat plastic tool such as a plastic card to remove the last of the adhesive. If the adhesive is stubborn, heat it with an iOpener or hair dryer and pry again.

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

Conclusion

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

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