Introduction

This guide shows you how to replace the battery in your Sony Xperia Z3 compact.

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: Now you can pull up the back cover with the suction handle.
  • Heat the back cover of your Xperia Z3 Compact with an iOpener 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.

  • Now you can pull up the back cover with the suction handle.

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Image 1/2: Undo the flex cable of the NFC antenna with a tweezer. Image 2/2: Undo the flex cable of the NFC antenna with a tweezer.
  • Use a tweezer to remove the model label which is hooked in the right side of the frame.

  • Undo the flex cable of the NFC antenna with a tweezer.

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Image 1/2: Use a Spudger to lift up the mid frame on each side. Image 2/2: Be careful and patient, the plastic mid frame is fragile and might break if bent too hard.
  • Unscrew the five Phillips #000 screws which hold down the mid frame of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

  • Use a Spudger to lift up the mid frame on each side.

  • Be careful and patient, the plastic mid frame is fragile and might break if bent too hard.

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Image 1/3: Unplug the flex connector of the rear camera and lift it out of its recess. Image 2/3: Unplug the flex connector of the rear camera and lift it out of its recess. Image 3/3: Unplug the flex connector of the rear camera and lift it out of its recess.
  • Declamp the metal bracket which holds down the flex connector of the rear camera.

  • Unplug the flex connector of the rear camera and lift it out of its recess.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew the single Phillips #000 screw on the upper left side of the motherboard. Image 2/2: Unscrew the single Phillips #000 screw on the upper left side of the motherboard.
  • Use a Spudger to unplug the headphone jack and sensor cable connector.

  • Unscrew the single Phillips #000 screw on the upper left side of the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Open the compartments for the SIM card and the micro SD card and remove them. Image 2/3: Open the compartments for the SIM card and the micro SD card and remove them. Image 3/3: Open the compartments for the SIM card and the micro SD card and remove them.
  • Unplug the display and battery flex connector.

  • Open the compartments for the SIM card and the micro SD card and remove them.

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Image 1/3: Be careful! You need to thread the display flex cable through a gap in the motherboard while lifting it up. It is also connected to the vibration motor, which still sticks to the phone. Image 2/3: Use a tweezer to take out the vibration motor and then remove the motherboard completely. Image 3/3: Use a tweezer to take out the vibration motor and then remove the motherboard completely.
  • Use a Spudger to slightly lift up the motherboard.

  • Be careful! You need to thread the display flex cable through a gap in the motherboard while lifting it up. It is also connected to the vibration motor, which still sticks to the phone.

  • Use a tweezer to take out the vibration motor and then remove the motherboard completely.

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Image 1/3: Never pull out the straps upwards but always sideways. It can easily happen that you rupture the adhesive tabs. In this case use a plastic card to pry off the battery carefully,Use a little bit of heat if necessary! Image 2/3: Now you can remove the battery from the motherboard easily. Image 3/3: Now you can remove the battery from the motherboard easily.
  • Gently pull out both of the black straps with the adhesive tabs underneath the battery.

    • Never pull out the straps upwards but always sideways. It can easily happen that you rupture the adhesive tabs. In this case use a plastic card to pry off the battery carefully,Use a little bit of heat if necessary!

  • Now you can remove the battery from the motherboard easily.

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Image 1/3: Carefully peel it off the battery. If the adhesive starts to crumble use a plastic card  to loosen the adhesive. Image 2/3: Carefully peel it off the battery. If the adhesive starts to crumble use a plastic card  to loosen the adhesive. Image 3/3: Carefully peel it off the battery. If the adhesive starts to crumble use a plastic card  to loosen the adhesive.
  • Warm up the NFC antenna a little bit to loosen the adhesive underneath.

  • Carefully peel it off the battery. If the adhesive starts to crumble use a plastic card to loosen the adhesive.

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Conclusion

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

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Thank you Tobias !

My Z3 compact starts now his second life :)

Guy Hard - Reply

Thank you for repairing your phone and giving it a second chance.

:)

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