Introduction

Use this guide to remove the rear-facing camera in your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

Heat up along the edges of the cover to soften the glue.
  • Heat up along the edges of the cover to soften the glue.

    • Ideal temperature is around 120 - 150 °C for 60 seconds.

place a suction cup on the back cover and pull to open a gap.
  • place a suction cup on the back cover and pull to open a gap.

  • Insert a guitar pick into the gap and slide it around the corner of the back cover to cut the adhesive sticker.

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Finally, remove the back cover.
  • Finally, remove the back cover.

Disconnect the NFC antenna. Unscrew the screws holding the black midframe in place. Remove midframe.
  • Disconnect the NFC antenna.

  • Unscrew the screws holding the black midframe in place.

  • Remove midframe.

Disconnect the battery (orange connector on the bottom left of your phone;  top left corner in the image) Remove rear camera bracket.
  • Disconnect the battery (orange connector on the bottom left of your phone; top left corner in the image)

  • Remove rear camera bracket.

components on the mainboard are fragile, be careful in the next step. disconnect the flat top cable with a spudger Remove rear camera
  • components on the mainboard are fragile, be careful in the next step.

  • disconnect the flat top cable with a spudger

  • Remove rear camera

Conclusion

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

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Sophia

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Hi i just replaced myxperia z3 compact camera using your Step by step guide. ( Great job on this by the way!) but unfortunately my rear camera is still showing a black screen. What else could be causing this, either hardware or software related?

Atiyeh - Reply

Same - however Sony seem to be aware of the issue and are not honoring warranty on the device despite being less than 2 years old which is why I am trying this.. Rather annoying. An otherwise usable phone is resigned to the parts box due to an issue with the rear facing camera.

gary mckie -

Do I need additional adhesive to reassemble the phone, or the old one will work just fine?

Giacomo Ciani - Reply

You'll need a new adhesive pad.

gary mckie -

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