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Introdução

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra Android smartphone was released in 2013 and the sleek design can lead to screen issues. This guide details the removal of the screen.

  1. Use the small suction cup to lift the back panel:
    • Use the small suction cup to lift the back panel:

    • Press the small suction cup on to the middle of the back panel.

  2. While holding the Sony Xperia Z ultra down with your left hand, slightly pull the small suction cup upwards to create a small opening between the back panel and the front panel.
    • While holding the Sony Xperia Z ultra down with your left hand, slightly pull the small suction cup upwards to create a small opening between the back panel and the front panel.

    • While continuing to pull the small suction cup upwards, insert the spudger in the small opening.

    • Pry the front panel downwards with the spudger while continuing to pull the small suction cup upwards.

  3. Remove the back panel by pulling the small suction cup upwards.
    • Remove the back panel by pulling the small suction cup upwards.

  4. Remove the following six screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver:
    • Remove the following six screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver:

    • five silver 2.1 mm screws

    • one gold 3.1 mm screw

  5. Pry the plastic motherboard shield open by placing the spudger under the shield and running it along the edges.
    • Pry the plastic motherboard shield open by placing the spudger under the shield and running it along the edges.

  6. Use care to remove the motherboard shield, as it may break. The motherboard shield is made of a very thin plastic.
    • Use care to remove the motherboard shield, as it may break. The motherboard shield is made of a very thin plastic.

    • Remove the motherboard shield by lifting the lower end upwards first.

  7. Detach the battery connection cable by prying it upward with the spudger. Detach the battery connection cable by prying it upward with the spudger.
    • Detach the battery connection cable by prying it upward with the spudger.

  8. Pry the upper end of the antenna upwards with the spudger.
    • Pry the upper end of the antenna upwards with the spudger.

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  10. Detach the antenna by pulling the upper end upwards and outwards.
    • Detach the antenna by pulling the upper end upwards and outwards.

  11. Insert the spudger underneath the battery and run it back and forth to remove any adhesive.
    • Insert the spudger underneath the battery and run it back and forth to remove any adhesive.

  12. Remove the battery from the phone.
    • Remove the battery from the phone.

  13. Use care to remove the headphone  jack connection, as it may snap if excessive force is used. The headphone jack connection is extremely thin.
    • Use care to remove the headphone jack connection, as it may snap if excessive force is used. The headphone jack connection is extremely thin.

    • Detach the headphone jack connection by prying it upwards with the spudger.

    The front camera remove step seems missing

    kaworu_ray - Responder

    I also think you missed the bit about detaching the connector at the bottom right of the mother board. Also you forgot to mention not to pry the motherboard up and away by going anywhere near the ribbon. The area near the ribbon needs to be avoided at all costs - I have just destroyed my Z Ultra by detaching the glued ribbon. You need a microscope and special glue and tape if you do what I have done.

    Noel Crossley - Responder

  14. Use care to remove the earphone jack connection, as it may snap if excessive force is used. The earphone jack connection is extremely thin.
    • Use care to remove the earphone jack connection, as it may snap if excessive force is used. The earphone jack connection is extremely thin.

    • Detach the earphone jack connection by prying it upwards with the spudger.

  15. Disconnect the ribbon cable at the bottom right of the motherboard. (It's shown tucked under the motherboard in this photo, which is incorrect—don't do this!) Disconnect the ribbon cable at the bottom right of the motherboard. (It's shown tucked under the motherboard in this photo, which is incorrect—don't do this!)
    • Disconnect the ribbon cable at the bottom right of the motherboard. (It's shown tucked under the motherboard in this photo, which is incorrect—don't do this!)

  16. Detach the upper end of the motherboard by pulling the top end upwards.
    • Detach the upper end of the motherboard by pulling the top end upwards.

    Don’t go anywhere near the ribbon when trying to pry the motherboard off. I have just detached the glued on ribbon and destroyed my phone.

    Noel Crossley - Responder

  17. Remove the yellow clip that secures the headphone jack slot with a pair of tweezers. The motherboard is still attached but moved outside of the image in order for the components being worked on to be more visible.
    • Remove the yellow clip that secures the headphone jack slot with a pair of tweezers.

    • The motherboard is still attached but moved outside of the image in order for the components being worked on to be more visible.

  18. Push the red stopper of the headphone jack connection through the plastic tunnel with the spudger. Use care to guide the head phone jack connection through the plastic tunnel, as it may deform and break if forceful or sudden movements is used. The headphone jack is made of a very thin plastic. While holding the back end of the headphone jack connection, grasp the headphone jack connection with the pair of tweezers and guide it through the plastic tunnel.
    • Push the red stopper of the headphone jack connection through the plastic tunnel with the spudger.

    • Use care to guide the head phone jack connection through the plastic tunnel, as it may deform and break if forceful or sudden movements is used. The headphone jack is made of a very thin plastic.

    • While holding the back end of the headphone jack connection, grasp the headphone jack connection with the pair of tweezers and guide it through the plastic tunnel.

    • Remove the headphone jack connection from the device.

  19. Using the spudger, detach the listening speaker from the motherboard by prying it upwards.
    • Using the spudger, detach the listening speaker from the motherboard by prying it upwards.

    • If necessary, use tweezers.

  20. Slide the spudger below the orange ribbon to remove it from the reflective backing.
    • Slide the spudger below the orange ribbon to remove it from the reflective backing.

    • The ribbon is very thin and breakable, use care.

  21. Use iOpener on the screen of your device to loosen the adhesive below the screen.
    • Use iOpener on the screen of your device to loosen the adhesive below the screen.

    • If unfamiliar with using an iOpener, click here for specific instructions.

    • If you do not have access to an iOpener Kit, you may use a hair dryer on its lowest setting . Heat evenly around the screen edges at a 45 degree angle for 25-30 seconds .

  22. Once the screen is heated sufficiently,  press the small suction cup to the center of the screen.
    • Once the screen is heated sufficiently, press the small suction cup to the center of the screen.

  23. Beginning at the corner of the screen, insert the opening pick into the space between the screen and casing. While pulling on the small suction cup, gradually slide the pick along the edges of the screen until it is separated from the casing.
    • Beginning at the corner of the screen, insert the opening pick into the space between the screen and casing.

    • While pulling on the small suction cup, gradually slide the pick along the edges of the screen until it is separated from the casing.

    • Due to the adhesive, resistance will be felt when sliding the opening pick.

Conclusão

To reassemble the device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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11 Comments

The directions are wrong. The steps are not in order. The ribbon cable will rip on you when you remove the battery. Do not attempt.

Patrick Johnson - Responder

Ribbon cable will not be ripped when removing battery, check to make sure you have carefully broken the adhesive seal between the battery and phone housing.

Aaron Quinn -

There is absolutely no reason to take out anything other than the battery and the small parts at the bottom of the phone if you are replacing the display assembly on this device. Taking out anything at the top is a waste of time, and a risk to the motherboard. The metal shield at the bottom is really the only thing you need to remove to get to the digitizer connector. Taking anything else out results in wasted time and additional risk to damage of other components.

Wichita uBreakiFix - Responder

A hundred times this. The button flex cables on Sony phones are very easy to damage, and there is absolutely no reason to remove them just to replace the display. Unless your display assembly came with a complete frame. Then you have bigger worries, and this guide is incomplete.

Ties Koot -

Great instructions thanks and it would be even greater if you mentioned that you didnt have to remove flex cables for volume keys or even motherboard

Kiwi Phone Repairs NZ - Responder

The last paragraph on step 36 reads "There is adhesive between the screen and casing."

Then there's a final note that reads "To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order."

Don't we need to replace the adhesive mentioned before to put everything back together?

What kind of adhesive is it and where can I buy it?

samurai.jack.mail - Responder

My mobile power button and display show mobile demo (z ultra)

Devender - Responder

Hello, which model number should one order to replace the touch screen - digitizer assembly for the Xperia C6833?

I noticed two sets of numbers on the assembly. One is 1273 2038 1 and the other starting with Q

Is the second set with Q the serial number?

Thanks.

paleozon - Responder

My z3+ touch was replaced and now sometimes touch getting hanging, top sensor light not working, double touch not working. Kindly advise why it's happening??????

shynesh_shynu - Responder

This should be retitled to Sony Xperia Z Ultra Disassembly - not Screen Replacement - as there was no actual screen replacement that happened!

Replacing an XZU screen is straightforward and quite easy.

profeduards - Responder

thank you bro……

babu - Responder

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