Sony Xperia XZ Screen, Battery, Charging Port Flex Teardown Review

Released in October 2016, this Xperia XZ is another amazing flagship phone Sony brings to us. With 5.2-inch touch screen, IP68 certificated, 23MPa rear camera, Snapdragon 820 chipset, this high-performance smart phone also comes with high price. Here we’d like to show you the whole teardown process of this Sony Xperia XZ, showing the ropes on how to replace this Xperia XZ screen assembly, battery, charging port replacements etc.

These repair tools will be needed during the disassembly work:

Heat gun or hair dryer

Phillips screwdriver


Suction cup


Plastic thin card

Step 1 Remove Screen Assembly

First of all we need to power off the phone and take out the SIM card tray.

1.remove sim card tray

Then use a heat gun or hair dryer to heat up the display edges and the suction cup to pry up the screen carefully from the middle frame.

2.heat up screen

3.pry up screen

After a small gap was generated, insert a thin plastic card and slide to cut the front housing screen adhesives.

4.cut screen adhesives

Or you can use a plastic spudger/guitar pick to slide along the screen edges to clear all the adhesive stickers.

6.cut screen adhesives

7.cut screen adhesives

After all the adhesives were cleared, then we can lift up the screen assembly.

8.remove screen

Be careful, there exist the screen flex cable at the bottom side. Remove the plastic cover and release the connector then screen can be removed.

9.release screen connector

10.release screen connector

11.release screen connector

So this is the Sony Xperia XZ screen assembly. xperia xz screen assembly

Here we can disassemble the ear speaker now.

13.remove earpiece

Step 2 Remove Battery

First we need to pull off the small adhesive tape here.


And then 9 Phillips screws need to be unscrewed.

15remove screws

After that, we can remove this small metal cover and release the battery connector.


17.disconnect battery connector

Now we can take out the middle plate assembly, the battery is sticked to the LCD plate.

18.remove middle plate

19.remove middle plate assembly

There are 2 battery stripes underneath which makes the battery sticked tightly to the LCD plate, pull them off then battery can be easily removed.

20.pull off battery tape

21.remove battery tape

22.remove battery

Step 3 Remove Type – C Charging Port Flex Cable

Remove this plastic bracket cover first.

24 (2)

Then disconnect the charging port flex cable connector and signal cable connector.



And there is one more Phillips screw at the bottom side.

27.undo screw

Remove another plastic bracket cover next.

28.remove plastic cover

Then 2 signal cable connectors need to be released.

29.release signal cables

Now we can pull out the charging port flex cable.

29.pull out charging port flex cable

30.remove charging port flex

It seems that the blue part can be separated from the charging port flex cable assembly.



Step 4 Remove Small Parts

We are going to start with the signal cables. They are being clipped.



Now remove motherboard.

First we remove the plastic cover.


And disconnect the headphone jack flex connector.

36.release headphone jack connector

Then we can take out the motherboard.

37.remove motherboard

The front facing camera and rear camera can be removed after disconnecting their connectors.

38.disconnect front facing camera connector

39.remove rear camera

Back to the middle housing assembly, we can remove headphone jack now. Be careful there are waterproof adhesives, use tweezers to cut them off.

40.remove headphone jack

Then the loudspeaker module. It was sealed with waterproof adhesives too.

41.remove loudspeaker

42.remove loudspeaker

Now we left the power& volume button flex cable assembly to remove.

Use a tweezers or spudger to pry up the flex from underneath gently.

43.remove power button flex cable

Be careful the fingerprint sensor button is connected. Use a tweezers to separate them.

44.disconnect power button connector

45.fingerprint sensor

Now we have disassembled the whole Sony Xperia XZ, hope it can be helpful for you to know it better. If you have any suggestions please leave a comment below to share with us!

  1. BY Michael

    hey very nice Pic, one quation ist the glas from the camer on the batterydoor or on the frame ? thx Michael

    • BY kaye

      Hi,Michael, actually the camera glass lens is glued on the battery door.


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