What you should know about Sony Z3/Z3Compact/Z3+, Z5/Z5Compact/Z5 Premium front housing adhesive

Recently a video about Sony Z3 front housing adhesive impressed us which showed the adhesive should be heated before used. When we searched this problem on the internet, we found many customers encountered the same problem, they said Sony Z3&Z5 series front housing adhesive are weak when they used, which caused problem when they assembled screen with front housing. To further study this problem and know how it happened, we made an investigation and found some very important information.

There are two types of front housing adhesive for Sony Z3/Z3Compact/Z3+, Z5/Z5Compact/Z5 Premium, one is original front housing adhesive which was named Grade S+ in our website, another is OEM compliant front housing adhesive which was named Grade R. Let’s take Sony Z3 front housing adhesive on our website for example. You will know their difference by reading contents below.

1. Material difference

Sony Z3 Front Housing Adhesive Quality Material Usage Notes
S+ Grade Original Hot Melt Glue(HMG) Heating before used
R Grade OEM compliant Double Sided Glue No need heating

2. Quality difference

For non-original adhesive, there are different quality also as they are from different factories. So Etrade had tested many suppliers and would use the best source.

3. Usage difference

Step 1:
Clear up the residual gum on the screen &front housing with 90% Alcohol. Clear up the residual gum clean the lcd screen Step 2:

Peel off the films and put one side on the front housing then peel off final film. peel off the sticker

put sticker onthe frame

Heat up the front adhesive sticker for about 1 minute and make it stick tightly to the frame. heat up sticker

peel off protective tape Step 3:

Original: Put the screen on and then put the whole front screen assembly with frame on the heating plate (80-100 centi degree for 5 second). put screen on heat up lcd screen assembly

Non-original: Put the screen on and press them with efforts.(No need to put it on the heating plate) press the screen

Last step:

Original: Press the screen with efforts and clean the screen surface.

Non-original: You could also use 3M reinforce to strengthen the stickiness before you put screen on. clean the screen surface So if Sony Z3 front housing adhesive you purchased is original, heat the item by heating plate before used, then it will work.

You will also notice the same situation would happen on Sony Z3 compact/Z3+, Z5/Z5 Compact/Z5 Premium. So the correct ways for you to use their front housing adhesives which are the same as Sony Z3. Please refer to the below video instruction.

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  1. BY Ali

    I need (S+) Parts and Tools to replace Z5 Premium (B) LCD
    Spudger, Picks, Tweezer, PH000 Driver, HD Suction Cups,
    HeatGun, (F)Adhesive, (B)Adhesive, LCD+Digitizer+Frame

    Can you supply this to Bahrain, if so how much total USD?

  2. BY Gergo Rozsa

    Hey Etrade! I saw your post about the Sony Z3 front adheive. I would like to ask do you have for Z3 compact also? I want to buy an S+ glue from you. How can I buy one adhesive from Hungary, do you ship to my country ? And how much does it cost alltogether ( adhesive + shipping cost). Can I find your store on ebay or Aliexpress too ? Thanks for your answer!


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