Sony Xperia Z1 Compact - Replacing the back cover

The back cover is damaged.

  • Xperia Z1 Compact
  • 2 Steps
  • Easy
  • 15 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to replace your Xperia Z1 Compact’s defective back cover. This repair can help if the back cover is broken or cracked, or if your rear camera no longer takes sharp pictures because the lens is scratched.

Required tools

  • Hartplastik-Plektren

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    You need a flat but stable tool such as a pick to pry out parts that are glued in place.

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    You can use a heat gun to heat parts that are glued on so they’re easier to remove. In most cases, you can also use a hairdryer.

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Getting started

If you get stuck or have questions, you can post a comment for each step. We’d be happy to help.

2 steps
  1. Removing the back cover

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    1. The back cover is glued to the chassis. Heat the back cover with a heat gun to soften the glue.
    2. Attach a suction cup to the lower end of the device and pull on it while pressing down the chassis with a plastic pick.
    3. As soon as a gap appears between the chassis and back cover, insert the pick into it.
      The back cover is painted on the inside. Remove any adhesive residue carefully to avoid scratches or cracks.
    4. Move the pick once around the entire device to completely detach the glue. If you have more than one pick, you can insert one at each corner.
    5. Take off the back cover.
  2. Attaching the back cover

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    1. Position the back cover on the chassis. Press it on firmly along all the edges so the chassis and back cover are securely glued together.
    2. If necessary, heat the back of the device so it will stick better. It helps to clamp the device so there’s constant pressure on the back cover.
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