Teardown difficulty:
Hard
Duration:
13 min

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Disassembly of the mobile device Sony Xperia XZ1 (Sony Xperia XZ1 G8342, G8341) with each step description and the required set of tools.

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Step 1. Before disassembling!

⚠ī¸ Before disassembling, do not forget to turn your phone off.


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Step 2. Remove the tray

Open the hatch hiding the trays of the SIM and Memory cards (Micro SD), and remove them.


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Step 3. Open the display module

⚠ī¸ Pay attention! Disassembly has a maximum 3rd difficulty because the process begins with the disassembly of the display module. If you have no experience or are not sure of your skills, we strongly recommend that you contact a specialized service center.

We recommend using a special heating device such as a separator machine, heat gun, or heating mat. It will simplify the process. You can use a home hairdryer, but you will have to make a nozzle by hand or have a suitable one in the kit to gently heat and concentrate the heat flow in the right place.

ℹī¸ī¸ The surface of the display module must be heated to soften the adhesive underneath. The approximate heating temperature is 50° C / 125° F.

Use a thin plastic film or pick for separation. To facilitate the process, you can use isopropyl alcohol. It is often most difficult to pass the tool between the parts to be divided. Choose the far edge from the FFC cables or buttons.

Do not use a lever or any force for separation that could damage the elements inside.

The process can be seen in our video entirely so as well as in detail, at the end of the instructions.

⚠ī¸ It is important not to get a film between the touchscreen/glass and the display module, this will damage the module.


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Step 4. Remove the bracket

Carefully remove the bracket holding the display module connector.


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Step 5. Disconnect the connector

Disconnect the connector and remove the display module.


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Step 6. Remove the cover

Remove the cover.


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Step 7. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew the 10 screws.


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Step 8. Remove the middle cover

Carefully remove the middle cover.


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Step 9. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.

ℹī¸ī¸ The Sony Xperia XZ1 G8342/G8341 model has a battery LIP1645ERPC with 2700 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

⚠ī¸ It is highly recommended to disconnect the connector to avoid possible short circuits during disassembly.

Also, try not to use a metal tool to disconnect the rechargeable battery connector or do it carefully.


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Step 10. Remove the cover

Remove the cover with antennas.


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Step 11. Remove the bracket

Remove the plastic bracket securing the charging port.


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Step 12. Remove the loudspeaker

Remove the loudspeaker.


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Step 13. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect the coaxial cable connector, inter-board sub-screen cable connector, headphone jack socket cable connector, charging port cable connector. 

⚠ī¸ Do not pull on the cable or pry it with a sharp tool, the connectors are pretty weak and break easily, or the cable falls out of the end (lug).


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Step 14. Remove the PCB

Carefully remove the printed circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the board.

⚠ī¸ Do not bend the circuit board when removing it or push tools under it. Unbeknownst to yourself, you can damage components or cables from the inside.


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Step 15. Remove the charging port

Carefully remove the charging port.


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Step 16. Remove the frame

Remove the frame securing the cameras. 


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Step 17. Remove the cameras

Disconnect the connectors and remove the front (selfie) and rear cameras.

Detailed disassembly instructions of Sony Xperia XZ1 in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

If you have a question, ask us, and we will try to answer in as much detail as possible. If this article was helpful for you, please rate it.

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Disassembling\Repair has hard complexity and takes about 13 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Sony Xperia XZ1 — Sony Xperia XZ1 G8342, G8341 released for markets in different countries.



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