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Duration:
19 min

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Disassembly of the mobile device Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503) with each step description and the required set of tools.

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Step 1. Before disassembling!

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


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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.

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

⚠️ Look in advance at the picture of the places where the touchscreen and display cables pass under the display module to avoid accidental damage.


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Step 3. Disconnect the connector

Disconnect the connector and remove the display module


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Step 4. Open the back cover

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 back cover 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.


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Step 5. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.

ℹ️️ The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact model has a battery LIS1529ERPC with 2300 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 6. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 5 screws.


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Step 7. Remove the battery

Carefully remove the battery with an NFC tag.


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Step 8. Remove the middle frame

Remove the middle frame with a vibration motor.


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Step 9. Open the cover

Remove the cover hiding the charging port.


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Step 10. Remove the loudspeaker

Remove the loudspeaker assembly.


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Step 11. Remove the PCB

Remove the PCB from the housing.

⚠️ Be careful. Three connectors on the backside should be disconnected.


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Step 12. Remove the cameras

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


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Step 13. Remove the button

Remove the camera button.


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Step 14. Remove the frame

Remove the frame with a headphone jack socket.

Detailed disassembly instructions of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 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 19 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Sony Xperia Z1 Compact — Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 released for markets in different countries.



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