Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Teardown

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The most complete teardown video for Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. It shows how to replace the broken parts and what needs to be noticed. Get original Xperia Z1 Compact back cover sticker at ; get Xperia Z1C front frame sticker at ; get full Xperia Z1 Compact replacement parts at .

Remove back cover 00:05
Remove the battery 02:40
Remove back frame 03:41
Remove vibrator 05:10
Remove loudspeaker 06:27
Remove charging port securing cover 06:59
Remove LCD screen 07:42
Remove motherboard 12:29
Remove rear camera and front camera 13:37
Remove shutter button flex 14:46
Remove power flex 15:24
Remove earpiece 15:43
Remove headphone jack 16:30
Remove LCD shield 18:15
Remove cover flaps 19:36

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24 Comments on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Teardown

  1. +Wit Rigs Hello, after removing loudspeaker and putting it back it no longer works. 🙁 What could be the problem and how can I fix it? I've noticed that there are 2 small pins on the right side, I may accidently damaged them, could it be the problem or what are those pins for? Great video by the way!

  2. Hello Op, thank you for making this video!

    I'd have some question, would be great if you could help me out on this one! Should i replace the battery, do i need to get a new backcover? i'm afraid it won't stick on there anymore otherwise..

    Could i perhaps use another battery from the Z3C? I see they are just as expensive and have a bit more capacity, should that work out?

    Also, I want to replace the flaps aswell, because i like it being waterproof to some extend (Sure, it won't be perfect anymore, but I want to try my best.) – Is there any further dissasamling needed for that?

    looking forward to your answer //def

  3. Hello,

    short question from my side – is it necessary to open mobile at the backcover and the display to change power button. Or is there a possibility just to open the back?

    Thanks in anticipation,


  4. hi witrig my screen have greenish at the edge around. during normal use, those places cant be touch but when i use testing mode i found that area is response. what would the problem be?

  5. What is really needed to take off for swapping the rear camera?

    i've been told by a technician that even swapping rear camera doesn't fix my phone, it's a motherboard issue. is that possible? my phone fell and it stopped working since then.

    Sony D5503

  6. Hey Wit Rigs 🙂 I have a question regarding the main microphone at the bottom. Mine is broken so I ordered the according part online. Can one simply tear it off the mainboard? how is it connected? glued? clicked on?

    Thanks in advance 🙂
    Great video so far by the way!

  7. Hello, I am looking for an Smartphone. Which one would be your choice ?
    The Sony XPERIA Z1 Compact or the Sony XPERIA Z3 Compact .
    Wich one is designed more durable ?
    Which one is more solid ?
    Please give an advice to me.
    Thanks for there great tecnical videos.
    I guess you has best experiences to get answers to my question.

  8. For changing the loudspeaker in the z1 compact, would i need to replace the adhesive when changing the speaker out for a new one? And is there anything else tricky i should know when making that repair?

  9. Hi, great video! I've a question, my SXZ1C is out, because I tried to take pictures under water. But i can load it and when i connect my headphones and when I press the button to start the music itself starts, i think is not the motherhead but the screen.. What do you think ?

  10. Thank you so much for the video! Very precise!
    Do you know if there is many water indicators inside, and if so, where they are? (The small white marks that turn red when in contact with water) I have found three on the "outside" one located inside/behind each of the three cover flaps (usb, simcard and SD). How do the Sony- technicians know of water- contact apart from the three i have located?

  11. Hi there! Nice video!
    I have one question. I just replace my lcd display and my camera is doesnt working 🙁 sxz1c is over heating in top near camera and battery is fast discharged. 
    When I was removing lcd I damaged gold tape on LCD shield (18:27min on Your film).
    What do U think? That is the issue?
    Please help any hints welcome!:)

  12. Hi there, do you know if it is possible to remove a screen without breaking it? I got a replacement screen and asked a phone shop to replace it thinking they were gonna get the proper glue and they didn't so the new screen is slightly loose and, I think needs doing again with the proper glue. But obviously I don't want to risk breaking the screen!

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