Disassembly of the mobile device Sony Xperia XZ2 (Sony Xperia XZ2 H8216, H8276, H8266, H8296) with each step description and the required set of tools.

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Teardown difficulty:
Moderate
Duration:
14 min

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Step 1. Remove the tray

Use the ejection tool (aka Needle) or Paperclip. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the tray ejects, and then pull the tray of SIM and Memory card (Micro SD) out.

⚠️ Pay attention! The tool must be inserted into a hole on the edge of the phone's housing. Do not press too hard. It may break the tray eject mechanism.


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Step 2. Open the display module

⚠️ 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.

ℹ️️ 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.


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Step 3. Remove the bracket

Remove the bracket holding the display module connector.


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Step 4. Disconnect the connector

Pry up the connector and remove the display module.


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Step 5. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 14 screws in the frame of the phone.


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Step 6. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two short screws.

ℹ️️ Be sure to note the location of the screws before disassembling. When assembling the device, screwing the screw in the wrong place may damage the device or its part. To avoid damage, the removed screws and individual pieces (as gaskets or brackets) must be laid out in the appropriate order, or the screws and their holes in the phone must be marked with colored markers.


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Step 7. Open the middle cover

Remove the middle protective cover.


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Step 8. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.

ℹ️️ The Sony Xperia XZ2 H8266 model has a battery LIP1655ERPC with 3180 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

⚠️ 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 9. Unscrew one screw

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew one screw.


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Step 10. Remove the vibration motor

Pry up the connector and remove the vibration motor.


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Step 11. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect the coaxial cables connectors, cable to the charging port, and inter-board sub-screen cable on the daughterboard.

⚠️ 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 12. Open the cover

Remove the plastic cover securing the sub-board.


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Step 13. Remove the daughterboard

Remove the sub-board. It is glued to the frame with metalized tape, so to facilitate the process, the board can be heated a bit.

⚠️ It is not necessary to insert the tool under the board when removing the sub-board. Internal components could be damaged.


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Step 14. Remove the bracket

Carefully remove the bracket securing the charging port.


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Step 15. Remove the small gasket

Carefully pull the charging port out of the hole in the housing and remove the small gasket. 


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Step 16. Remove the bracket

Carefully remove the bracket securing the small board.


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Step 17. Remove the small board

Carefully remove the small board.


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Step 18. Remove the loudspeaker

Remove the loudspeaker assembly with antennas.


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Step 19. Remove the IMEI tag

Remove the IMEI tag.


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Step 20. Unscrew one screw

Using a screwdriver (Philips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew one screw.


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Step 21. Open the cover

Remove the plastic cover securing the connectors.


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Step 22. Remove the front camera

Disconnect the connector on PCB, and remove the front (selfie) camera.


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Step 23. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of the two inter-board cables and two coaxial cables.

⚠️ Be careful when removing the cables from the connectors, the cables are pretty thin, and it is easy enough to break them or damage the contact tracks inside.


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Step 24. Disconnect the connector

Lift the cable with the sensor, disconnect the earpiece speaker connector.


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Step 25. Remove the motherboard

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.

⚠️ 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 26. Remove the bracket

Remove the bracket holding the rear camera connector.


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Step 27. Remove the rear camera

Pry up the connector and remove the assembly of the rear camera, small board, and sensors.


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Step 28. Remove the rear camera

Carefully remove the rear camera.

Detailed disassembly instructions of Sony Xperia XZ2 in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

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Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about 14 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Sony Xperia XZ2 — Sony Xperia XZ2 H8216, H8276, H8266, H8296 released for markets in different countries.



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