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Teardown difficulty:
Moderate

Recommended tools

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Teardown

Step 1

Separate the display module.

Step 2

Disconnect the battery connectors.

Step 3

Remove the connector holder.

Step 4

Disconnect the connector of the display module and remove it.

Step 5

Disconnect the connectors on the PCB and remove the coaxial cable.

Step 6

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 2 bolts in the part with antennas. 

Step 7

Remove the part with antennas.

Step 8

Disconnect the connector on PCB and remove the main camera.

Step 9

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000) and screwdriver (hex T4), unscrew 2 bolts.

Step 10

Disconnect the connector on the PCB and remove the vibrator.

Step 11

Take out the frame of the vibrator.

Step 12

Take out a (FFC) cable with a microphone.

Step 13

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

Step 14

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 1 bolt in the part with antennas.

Step 15

Remove the part with antennas.

Step 16

Disconnect the connectors on the lower PCB and remove it.

Step 17

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 3 bolts and remove the part with antennas and the charging connector holder.

Step 18

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew the 3 bolts securing the battery.

Step 19

Disconnect the connectors on the PCB.

Step 20

Remove the PCB.

Step 21

Parts in the case.

Disassembly Video