Introduction

Wanna disassemble and change Sony Xperia Z5 Compact LCD screen assembly by yourself, following this guide.

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  • Power off and remove SIM card tray.

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Image 1/3: Place the suction cup to open a gap from top side, then insert guitar picks and slide it to cut the adhesive underneath. Image 2/3: Remove back cover. Image 3/3: Remove back cover.
  • Heat up the back cover to soften the adhesive.

  • Place the suction cup to open a gap from top side, then insert guitar picks and slide it to cut the adhesive underneath.

  • Remove back cover.

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Image 1/2: Loosen NFC clip and flashlight clip. Image 2/2: Loosen NFC clip and flashlight clip.
  • Twist off 10 Phillips screws all.

  • Loosen NFC clip and flashlight clip.

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Image 1/3: Pry up and remove back frame. Image 2/3: Pry up and remove back frame. Image 3/3: Pry up and remove back frame.
  • Remove the plastic bracket.

  • Pry up and remove back frame.

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  • Remove front camera.

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  • Remove rear camera.

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  • Remove loudspeaker.

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Image 1/3: Remove plastic protective bar. Image 2/3: Pry up motherboard assembly from this side. There are three flex connectors connecting the motherboard underneath. So pry up the motherboard assembly gently. Image 3/3: Pry up motherboard assembly from this side. There are three flex connectors connecting the motherboard underneath. So pry up the motherboard assembly gently.
  • Release charging port connector.

  • Remove plastic protective bar.

  • Pry up motherboard assembly from this side. There are three flex connectors connecting the motherboard underneath. So pry up the motherboard assembly gently.

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Image 1/3: Release LCD flex connector and main flex connector. Image 2/3: Separate motherboard assembly from middle housing. Image 3/3: Separate motherboard assembly from middle housing.
  • Push audio jack out of the slot, no adhesive underneath.

  • Release LCD flex connector and main flex connector.

  • Separate motherboard assembly from middle housing.

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Image 1/3: Remove LCD with digitizer assembly carefully. Image 2/3: Remove LCD with digitizer assembly carefully. Image 3/3: Remove LCD with digitizer assembly carefully.
  • The sticker underneath LCD assembly is a little bit strong, so use heat gun to soften it for a few minutes.

  • Remove LCD with digitizer assembly carefully.

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  • Done.

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Conclusion

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

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Eric

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10 Comments

But what kind of glue do we need to use when we reconnect the screen and the case?

Ronen Yudzinsky - Reply

screen replacement is possible without removing the back cover and logic board, similar to the Z1 compact. Simply remove the metal cover once you took the screen off to disconnect the lcd/digi cable.

Toby Liedke - Reply

Yeah, I'm confused as to why everything from the back needs to be taken out, when you have to heat up the front sticker anyways and disconnect it. Seems fairly simple to just heat up, cut side adhesive, lift, unplug.

Brian Santero -

Have you done the repair that way, Toby Liedke?

jesinisterra - Reply

nice guide, for my first reparation, all was fine. Thanks!

bvo - Reply

I tried to repair it from the front, the problem with that is you would have to do some damage to the metal that lies between the LCD screen assembly and the motherboard assembly. The actual connection for the cables lies behind it, hence the approach from the back cover which leads to taking the whole thing apart anyway. This was my first time, I did it 'cause I really like the phone and I really don't feel any need of getting another one yet.

Zheng Serra - Reply

If you break your touchscreen digitizer, DO NOT buy the separate digitizer thinking it's cheaper. I made this mistake only to find that the LCD is glued permanently to the digitizer and it's impossible to separate them even after heating. Broke the LCD. Definitely buy the entire LCD+digitizer assembly.

Hwa Shi-Hsia - Reply

I'm still having trouble - I bought an LCD+digitizer and have put the new one in. The touchscreen still doesn't respond. I've checked all the connections and all seem secure, including the small square one on the back of the LCD in step 9, figure 3 that's not mentioned. Any idea which is the actual connection of the digitizer? Thanks.

Hwa Shi-Hsia - Reply

Never mind, just needed a reboot. Whew!

Hwa Shi-Hsia -

Hi

Did you buy the LCD+digitizer from here?

It was a new product?

It works fine?

I would like tu buy it but i´m not so sure... tell me yor experience.

Thanks!!

(sorry for my English. I´m from Mexico.)

Hugo Rasek (SoyRasek) -

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