This article tells you how to disassemble Sony Xperia ZR (C5503). It's not hard to disassemble at all, but still need carefulness to avoid tearing some fragile cables or cracking the screen.

Contributed by Fix4U, an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and other smartphone Repair Shop in Auckland.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Sony Xperia ZR C5503, use our service manual.

  1. To teardown, you only need 3 tools:
    • To teardown, you only need 3 tools:

      • T6 Torx Screwdriver

      • Phillips #00 Screwdriver

      • Plastic Opening Tools

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  2. Remove the back case.
    • Remove the back case.

    • Then remove the battery.

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    • Use T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove all screws you can see on the back panel.

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    • Use plastic opening tool to get the screen off.

    • Insert opening tool to the bottom edge of the screen. Then go along the edge slowly to separate the screen.

    • Try several times to get an easy point to insert opening tool. Don't force, although this screen is not that fragile.

    • Finally use opening tool to detach the screen panel connector.

      • Perform this step slowly. Be careful with the flex cable.

    "not that fragile" my neither regions, it's as delicate as butterfly wings and glued along the edge to case. Be very careful and gentle.

    Bernhard Holmvik - Reply

    • Get the partition between screen panel and motherboard out.

    • Firstly, use Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove all the screws you can see on the partition.

    • Check next step first, don't hurry to pry the partition!

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    • Gently pry the partition out a little, you can see there's volume button flex cable sticking on the partition panel. So if you pry too hard, these flex cable may be torn.

    • Flip the phone.

    • Lift the black sticky plastic paper slowly and then you'll see the flex cable sticky on the partition.

    • Use plastic opening tool to separate the flex cable.

      • Perform this step gently and slowly in case of tearing it.

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    • Now the partition is easy to get out.

    • Then you can see the motherboard.

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    • Use opening tool to open connectors on motherboard gently.

      • Volume button / power button flex cable connector

      • Antenna on the left

      • Front camera flex cable connector

      • And another connector on the right

    • That's it!

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Xian Chen

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Will my phone still be waterproof after this?

stormsaber - Reply

I;m afraid it's not...

Xian Chen -

You'll have to replace all adhesive stickers, it's still won't guarantee it to be completely waterproof afterwards, but chances will be much higher.

Bernhard Holmvik -

Sony Xperia ZR M36h LCD Screen With Digitizer Module Black available on best price

Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size 4.55 inches (~64.6% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~323 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers

Protection Shatter proof glass- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2

Ahmedabad Muslim - Reply

my wifi is not working properly, its works when the phone is placed very close to the router. it may be the cause of some blockage due to dust accumulation inside. so if i open the screen how would i glue it again? as my screen is fine but dust has started to enter into both the cameras. please help

Kaustav Sinha - Reply

my xperia zr got wet since my display donn turning on what should i do

nadeem ansari - Reply

Can I purchase the motherboard for ZR C5503?

anilverma905 - Reply

where can i replace the display ?

Aleksander - Reply

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