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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.

  1. Power off and remove SIM card tray. Power off and remove SIM card tray.
    • Power off and remove SIM card tray.

  2. 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.
    • 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.

  3. Twist off 10 Phillips screws all. Loosen NFC clip and flashlight clip.
    • Twist off 10 Phillips screws all.

    • Loosen NFC clip and flashlight clip.

  4. Remove the plastic bracket. Pry up and remove back frame. Pry up and remove back frame.
    • Remove the plastic bracket.

    • Pry up and remove back frame.

  5. Remove front camera. Remove front camera. Remove front camera.
    • Remove front camera.

  6. Remove earpiece. Remove earpiece.
    • Remove earpiece.

  7. Remove rear camera. Remove rear camera. Remove rear camera.
    • Remove rear camera.

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  9. Remove loudspeaker. Remove loudspeaker. Remove loudspeaker.
    • Remove loudspeaker.

  10. 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.
    • 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.

  11. Push audio jack out of the slot, no adhesive underneath. Release LCD flex connector and main flex connector. 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.

  12. Remove audio jack flex by flipping up white locking tab. Remove audio jack flex by flipping up white locking tab. Remove audio jack flex by flipping up white locking tab.
    • Remove audio jack flex by flipping up white locking tab.

  13. Remove flashlight flex by flipping up white locking tab. Remove flashlight flex by flipping up white locking tab.
    • Remove flashlight flex by flipping up white locking tab.

  14. Remove microphone flex  by flipping up white locking tab. Remove microphone flex  by flipping up white locking tab. Remove microphone flex  by flipping up white locking tab.
    • Remove microphone flex by flipping up white locking tab.

  15. Take away NFC antenna on battery. Take away NFC antenna on battery.
    • Take away NFC antenna on battery.

  16. Release battery connector and pull off adhesive tapes underneath. Pry up and remove battery. Pry up and remove battery.
    • Release battery connector and pull off adhesive tapes underneath.

    • Pry up and remove battery.

  17. Here is the motherboard only. Here is the motherboard only.
    • Here is the motherboard only.

  18. Remove charging port flex. Remove charging port flex.
    • Remove charging port flex.

  19. Loosen adhesive underneath vibration motor. Loosen side button assembly. There is fingerprint scanner here, be careful. Loosen noise canceling microphone.
    • Loosen adhesive underneath vibration motor.

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

    • Loosen noise canceling microphone.

  20. 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.
    • 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.

  21. 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. 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.

  22. Done.
    • 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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