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Introduction

Here is Sony Xperia Z5 Compact teardown. This step-by-step guide will show you how to disassemble Xperia Z5 Compact and show all components inside.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, use our service manual.

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    • Power off and remove SIM card tray.

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    • 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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    • Twist off 10 Phillips screws all.

    • Loosen NFC clip and flashlight clip.

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    • Remove the plastic bracket.

    • Pry up and remove back frame.

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    • Remove front camera.

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    • Remove earpiece.

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    • Remove rear camera.

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    • Remove loudspeaker.

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    • 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.

    • The motherboard may be attached to the case by a sticky pad near the charging connector. This can be dislodged by very carefully rotating the motherboard side to side, checking that the flex connectors aren't being stretched.

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    • Push audio jack out of the slot, no adhesive underneath.

    • Release LCD flex connector and main flex connector by flipping up the white locking tab of the connector base.

    • Separate motherboard assembly from middle housing.

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    • Remove audio jack flex by flipping up the white locking tab of the connector base.

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    • Remove flashlight flex by flipping up the white locking tab of the connector base.

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    • Remove microphone flex by flipping up the white locking tab of the connector base.

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    • Take away NFC antenna on battery.

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    • Release battery connector and pull off adhesive tapes underneath.

    • Pry up and remove battery.

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    • Here is the motherboard only.

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    • Remove charging port flex.

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    • Loosen adhesive underneath vibration motor.

    • Loosen side button assembly. There is fingerprint scanner here, be careful.

    • Loosen noise canceling microphone.

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    • Loosen all adhesive underneath side button flex assembly.

    • Here is side button flex assembly. It’s integrated by vibration motor, side button connector, fingerprint scanner connector and noise-canceling mic.

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    • 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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6 Comments

The Rear Camers is what rattles if tapped on the corners.

Shan Memon - Reply

Hi! How could I get more info on the fingerprint scanner? Can it be identified?

Ivan - Reply

Hi iv broken one of the clips on the board that attaches the LCD screen can you get replacement?

Becky - Reply

My Z5 Compact frame is broken near to the power button (the color part).

Is there any way to buy just the frame?

alexandren - Reply

What is the black layer behind the LCD (which can be seen through squares left for SoC heatsinks). Is it a graphite cooling shield just like it is in XZ Premium?

Guven Nalbant - Reply

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