Introduction

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

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

  • Unscrew the screws holding the black midframe in place.

  • Remove back frame.

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

  • Remove rear camera bracket.

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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 Remove rear camera
  • 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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Conclusion

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

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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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