Teardown difficulty:
Hard
Duration:
23 min

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Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with each step description and the required set of tools.


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Step 1. 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.

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 the 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 2. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible. It is better to use a non-metal or plastic tool to avoid any damage.

ℹ️️ The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact model has a battery LIS1569ERPC with 4500 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).


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Step 3. Remove the bracket

Hook and detach the bracket holding the connectors.


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Step 4. Disconnect the connector

Disconnect the display module connector and remove the display.


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Step 5. Remove the coaxial cable

Disconnect the connectors on the motherboard and detach the coaxial cable.

⚠️️ The coaxial cable is attached in two places on the motherboard, so we have to detach the fasteners too.


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Step 6. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver Phillips 1.5 mm (PH#000), unscrew the two screws.


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Step 7. Open the cover

Pry over the edge and remove the cover with transmission lines for antenna.


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Step 8. Remove the rear camera

Disconnect the connector on the motherboard and remove the main camera.


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Step 9. Unscrew the screws

Now we need two screwdrivers Phillips 1.5 mm (PH#000) and hex T4 to unscrew the two screws.


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Step 10. Remove the vibration motor

Disconnect the connector, pry at the bottom and remove the vibration motor.

⚠️️ Be careful! The vibration motor is glued a bit with adhesive.


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Step 11. Remove the bracket

Carefully taking out the bracket holding the vibration motor.


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Step 12. Remove the microphone

Disconnect the connector and carefully detach the cable with small circuit boards, microphone, and frame.


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Step 13. Remove the front camera

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


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Step 14. Unscrew one screw

Using a Philips 1.5 mm screwdriver (PH#000), unscrew one screw.


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Step 15. Open the cover

Pry over the edge and remove the cover with transmission lines for antenna.


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Step 16. Remove the small board

Disconnect coaxial cable connectors. After, pry over the edges detaching the small circuit board.


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Step 17. Unscrew the screws

Using a Philips 1.5 mm screwdriver (PH#000), unscrew the three screws. Also, we have to remove the bracket and cover with antenna transmission lines.


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Step 18. Unscrew the screws

Using a Philips 1.5 mm screwdriver (PH#000), unscrew the three screws and remove the brackets.


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Step 19. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of the side buttons, loudspeaker cable.


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Step 20. Remove the motherboard

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

The motherboard, also, may be attached with attachments like latches or hooks, be careful.

⚠️️ 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 21. In the housing remained

ℹ️️ In the housing remained: the battery.

Detailed disassembly instructions of Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet 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.


Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about 23 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact released for markets in different countries.



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