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Default Replacing Z1 screen

Does anyone know how to remove the front glass of the Z1 screen as mine has cracked. I can see that a replacement front glass can be bought for around 35 on ebay.

Ive replaced iphone front screens simply by following youtube vids. However, I cannot find any for the Z1. Is the Z1 screen glued on like the Z or is it a different construction.

Can anyone point me in the direction to a guide.

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Does anyone know how to remove the front glass of the Z1 screen as mine has cracked. I can see that a replacement front glass can be bought for around 35 on ebay.

Ive replaced iphone front screens simply by following youtube vids. However, I cannot find any for the Z1. Is the Z1 screen glued on like the Z or is it a different construction.

Can anyone point me in the direction to a guide.

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It's not so easy like SE X1 or Atrix , but not so hard too.
But lack of heater may be a problem
What temperature should be to peel it off?
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It's not so easy like SE X1 or Atrix , but not so hard too.
But lack of heater may be a problem
What temperature should be to peel it off?
Just use a hairdryer? There is no perfect temperature, just heat it up. This may help... it's similar but remember this video is the Xperia Z, not the Z1.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfXaze8AS2o

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Be careful with the videos on youtube for a screen replacement. Many of them was made with already opened devices, that its why the screens seems come out very easily but for real is not that simple. I did this to my HTC and I cry nights and days. Also forget the waterproof feature after doing this.
 
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To get the waterproof feature back you need a press. Somebody had posted sony service docs here a month or so back.

The hardest bit i think will be the sealing part, changing the glass, provided you have prior experience won't be too difficult.
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