Sony Xperia Z3 Compact - Replacing the back cover

The back cover is damaged.

  • Xperia Z3 Compact
  • 2 Steps
  • Easy
  • 15 min.
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In this guide, we show you how to replace your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact’s defective back cover. This repair can help if your back cover is cracked or scratched.

Required tools

  • Hartplastik-Plektren


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

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  • Heat gun

    Heat gun

    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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  • Menda ESD Spudger

    Menda ESD Spudger

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

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  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

    You need a flat and sturdy prying tool to disconnect glued parts.

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  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

    A suction cup is perfect for lifting smooth surfaces such as displays or rear glass panels.

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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 Sony Xperia Z3 Compact’s back cover is glued firmly in place. To remove the back cover from the chassis, you have to heat it with a heat gun to soften the glue.
    2. After heating the back cover, put on the suction cup and use it to lift the cover.A gap will appear between the frame and the cover. Use a pick to hold the gap open and expand it.
      The back cover is painted on the inside. Remove any adhesive residue carefully to avoid scratches or cracks.
    3. Use several picks to lift all the corners of the back cover.
    4. Remove the back cover.
  2. Attaching the back cover

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    1. Attach the back cover again. Firmly press it onto the edges so the adhesive surfaces will stick.
    2. Heat the back cover to soften the glue to it will stick to the back cover better. You can also clamp the back cover in place and leave it a while so the glue can set.
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