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Default Anyone replaced the screen on Z1

any experience separating the alloy frame from the screen frame body, do I need to remove all the buttons etc and ribbon circuits or can it be lifted out still intact so I don't have to re-seal all the buttons, I bought a screen with the plastic frame, I have all the main adhesive strips

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can't believe I'm going to be the first person to replace a Z1 screen


will report back once it's completed, I'm sure I'd be able to help others needing to do it also
 
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im guessing it wont be waterproof anymore after an lcd replacement
 
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im guessing it wont be waterproof anymore after an lcd replacement
Why it shouldnt be waterproof? You just have to do it properly. Buy new back cover with glue like this one on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121213627408...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

and here is dissassembly guide

http://www.xperiablog.net/2013/09/15...ssembly-guide/
 
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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!
 
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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

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Back-Panne...item3a875a0249
 
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Sorry - I didn't actually read the full post that you made - I will have a read tomorrow when I'm at work and get a minute to sit down and type a response
 
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Sorry - I didn't actually read the full post that you made - I will have a read tomorrow when I'm at work and get a minute to sit down and type a response
still waiting - you won't find it on the net, so if you know the answer please share or just say you don't know
 
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The magnetic charging port is attached in to the side of the midframe which then has two contact points which touch 2 contact points on the main board

THe headphone jack slots in to the frame if I can remember rightly, it just lifts out from the slot

I don't know the answer to number 3 as I didn't notice this...
 
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The magnetic charging port is attached in to the side of the midframe which then has two contact points which touch 2 contact points on the main board

THe headphone jack slots in to the frame if I can remember rightly, it just lifts out from the slot

I don't know the answer to number 3 as I didn't notice this...
thanks for that - so both the items can remain in the Alloy frame when it is being removed so I don't have to seal them again

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