Introduction

This is Sony Xperia Z3 Dual rear camera replace guide.

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Heat to soften back cover adhesive sticker. Use suction cup to open a gap and insert into the guitar pick. Slide the guitar pick to cut the sticker around every side.
  • Heat to soften back cover adhesive sticker.

  • Use suction cup to open a gap and insert into the guitar pick.

  • Slide the guitar pick to cut the sticker around every side.

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Remove back cover. It comes with the NFC.
  • Remove back cover. It comes with the NFC.

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Twist off that screw which fastens the motherboard by Philips screwdriver. Pry up and remove securing bracket. Pry up and remove securing bracket.
  • Twist off that screw which fastens the motherboard by Philips screwdriver.

  • Pry up and remove securing bracket.

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Release rear camera flex connector and pry it up carefully. It's easy to replace the rear camera. And when you assemble the phone after done the replacement, you will need a piece of new back cover adhesive sticker. It's must have item. It's easy to replace the rear camera. And when you assemble the phone after done the replacement, you will need a piece of new back cover adhesive sticker. It's must have item.
  • Release rear camera flex connector and pry it up carefully.

  • It's easy to replace the rear camera. And when you assemble the phone after done the replacement, you will need a piece of new back cover adhesive sticker. It's must have item.

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Conclusion

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

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What this video doesn't show is the sheet of black adhesive that fills the space between the back panel and the internal components and keeps the phone waterproof. It's really tough to remove and it makes getting the back off much more difficult that this video or these pictures would imply. It's entirely possible to do it at home, just be careful and make sure you use guitar picks or plastic prying tools as anything else will scratch and potentially crack the glass panel. If you need to do a screen repair then it's probably worth going to a shop unless you're experienced in repairing waterproof phones because getting the old screen off actually requires breaking it and is so difficult that most repair shops won't do it.

Really this phone made me lose faith in Sony. It breaks SO easily, is impossible to get repaired at most shops, is borderline impossible to fix yourself and has a multitude of issues that you just have to put up with unless you've got the cash to pay up.

Joshua Collins - Reply

I managed to remove the rear cover without a heat gun. I used the ifixit opening tool, and got it in between the outer metal frame and the glass cover, and slid it around the phone. With light pressure it was easy to lift the glass cover slightly without damaging it. I then used the flat end of the spudger to pry the cover from the adhesive on the battery. Replaced the camera as shown, and just stuck the rear cover back on as the adhesive was still intact. Although I will probably replace the rear cover adhesive just to be safe and preserve the waterproof features.

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