Originally Posted by wezzel98765
I have done two screen replacements on the LCD and 1 on the Z. It's actually very easy. I'm surprised these phones are waterproof to be honest!
may I inquire as to why you haven't answered my above question then or rather this one as I've more or less sussed out the whole procedure but here's what I'm a little unclear about
1. How the ribbon circuit connects to the magnetic charging port as I don't want to remove it from the Alloy frame
2. Can the Alloy frame be removed with the headphone socket still inserted into it.
3. Is the speaker grill and ear speaker sealed with some sort of film or cover inside the alloy frame and inner frame
Yes I have the full set of 5x Adhesive gaskets which are all required to maintain the waterproof shell - the only thing I'm not clear about are the above three questions
Also the guide on Xperiablog does not go to the full disassembly required for screen replacement, the Xperia Z1 has 5x layers there are only 3x shown (the easy ones) on the guide - the last two are the most difficult
I fully intend to maintain the waterproof shell when I have completed the job - partly why I am doing it myself
and the ebay link above is not what is required - you need a little more than that but you do not need a new back panel just the adhesive gasket