Introduction

Use this guide to replace the front-facing camera in your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

Image 1/3: Use a suction cup to lift the rear case slightly, enough to slide an opening pick around the edge and loosen the adhesive. Image 2/3: Remove back cover. Image 3/3: Remove back cover.
  • Carefully use a heat gun or hairdryer to melt the adhesive holding the rear case to the phone.

  • Use a suction cup to lift the rear case slightly, enough to slide an opening pick around the edge and loosen the adhesive.

  • Remove back cover.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the screws holding the black midframe in place. Image 2/3: Remove back frame. Image 3/3: Remove back frame.
  • Disconnect the battery.

  • Unscrew the screws holding the black midframe in place.

  • Remove back frame.

This is the NFC ribbon cable not the battery

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Image 1/3: Release connector, but take care not to damage the electronic components next to the connector. It is best to access the connector from the bottom (battery side), and not from the side as the picture shows. Image 2/3: Remove rear camera. Image 3/3: Remove rear camera.
  • Remove bracket.

  • Release connector, but take care not to damage the electronic components next to the connector. It is best to access the connector from the bottom (battery side), and not from the side as the picture shows.

  • Remove rear camera.

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  • Release connectors and screw.

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  • Remove motherboard.

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  • Remove front camera.

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Conclusion

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

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