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Introduction

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

  1. 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.

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

    • Be careful, the back cover is fragile and can break.

    • It can be a good idea to wear protective glasses. If the glass shatters, it could enter your eye.

  5. 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.

  6. Disconnect the battery flex connector. Remove rear camera bracket. Remove rear camera bracket.
    • Disconnect the battery flex connector.

    • Remove rear camera bracket.

  7. 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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4 Comments

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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