Sony Xperia Z5 Premium – Screen Repair – Charging Port Fix – BEST Teardown


Today we’re going to be taking apart and
repairing the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. This is the international version so if you have
a broken screen or charging port, this is the video to watch. First thing, turn off
the phone. Now to get off the back panel it is glass, we have to be very careful with
this but we do want to warm up the adhesive underneath the panel. Once the adhesive is
warmed up it’ll soften and allow you to remove the panel in one piece without breaking
it. I’m taking a thin metal pry tool and sliding it around the edge to cut any of the
adhesive and then putting in a playing card so it doesn’t seal back down again as it
cools. There is less adhesive up at the top and I’ll show you why in just a second.
You can see the glue actually soften as I heat it up. Once I lift up the side of the
back glass you can see the NFC pad which just rests on the motherboard. And you can also
see two pull tabs. These pull tabs actually make it really easy to remove the back. I
recommend lifting up the top of the glass and then pulling these pull tabs off of the
side. That way you can remove the adhesive underneath the glass without bending or breaking
the back panel. Smart move on Sony’s part. They have the same pull tabs underneath the
battery. So to remove the battery it should be a relatively simple process if both of
these pull tabs didn’t break on me. Now we have to pry the battery out which is a
much more difficult process. Basically I’m lifting it up with that same metal pry tool
making sure not to puncture the battery at all and slicing away the glue that’s underneath
it. Heating up the phone every now and then from the front, making sure not to burn the
screen. And then once all the adhesive is cut out then the battery pops out. There are
a bunch of random plastic brackets inside of this phone that I’ll show you. There’s
one screw down at the bottom. And then another plastic plate on top of the bottom part of
the motherboard. Remove that. And then unplugging the screen ribbon cable; it’s just like
a little Lego. Same thing with the charging port connector. Then there are four screws
along the top of the motherboard. Remove those. And then there’s another plastic bracket
here. Set that off to the side and make sure you keep these organized. Here’s the 23
megapixel camera, unsnapping that from the motherboard. And then here is the ribbon cable
for the power buttons and vibrator motor. This is the top ribbon cable for the front
camera. Here’s another random plastic bracket piece. Set that off to the side. Pulling out
the 5 megapixel front camera and it has the same rubber hat that the Nexus 6P has. Very
interesting. I’m going to put that hat back on and set it off to the side. Now there are
two metal panels covering the vibrator motor and the loud speaker. So I’m going to unlatch
those and put those off to the side as well. There are a lot of small components in this
phone so make sure you stay as organized as possible. I will link all the replacement
parts in the video description. Here’s another random plastic piece; going to set that off
to the side as well. Same here. Then here’s the power button and volume button rocker.
It’s clipped into the side of the phone with some plastic clasps. You can see here
I have my finger print scanner. Once all those clasps are undone, the vibrator motor and
all the buttons come away from the side. You can see how that spins around to vibrate your
phone. There are the rest of the buttons and then here is my fingerprint scanner. I do
have the international version which does come with the fingerprint scanner. The US
version does not have a fingerprint scanner surprisingly enough. The charging port is
a cute little guy, just pops out of that little hole. It is water resistant. So that little
rubber piece on the end is what keeps the water from entering the phone. Now to remove
the screen, it is similar to the back. We’re going to heat it up to soften the adhesive
underneath the glass. And then we’re going to use a playing card to put in between the
LCD and the metal frame; making sure that you’re not trying to separate the glass
and LCD because that would be futile. We only want to go from the LCD to the frame; that
adhesive is actually separateable. Heat up the screen to hotter than you can touch and
then your card can slide in-between. I’m only doing this on the top of the phone, you’ll
see why in just a second. As I cut away the adhesive around the edge of the screen will
lift up along the sides. The glue is weird. I’ve never seen glue like this before. It
has a similar Spiderman effect with my playing card. Now that we’ve had sufficient fun
we can pull the screen away from the body. You can see that ribbon cable slide through
the frame right there and this is why we don’t slide my card around the bottom edge of the
phone because it will break these ribbon cables. And since I’m planning on reusing my screen,
if I tore these ribbon cables, the screen would not function anymore. So I was being
super careful with them. So when you buy your replacement screen, most likely it will have
adhesive already attached to it. I will link replacement screens down in the video description
below. It will look exactly like this. Remove the protection off of the adhesive from your
new screen and then just feed that ribbon cable into the little slot in the frame of
the phone. And press the screen into place. Make sure that the frame of your phone isn’t
bent at all, otherwise the screen might not line up correctly. So make sure you unbend
your frame before trying to press the screen into place. Now I’m going to put the power
button bracket back in. This also includes the vibrator motor and my fingerprint scanner.
I’m going to line that all up and then clip it into the side of the frame. There’s a
bunch of little clasps along the top. Making sure my buttons work, you will be able to
feel them compress and decompress as the buttons line up correctly. Put in that random plastic
bracket back into the bottom and then setting the vibrator motor down inside of that. Getting
the metal latches back on the vibrator motor and the loud speaker. Getting the charging
port back into place. You can see it click in. Putting this random plastic piece back
into place as well. Now this part was interesting. These are the heat pipes for the Sony Xperia
Z5. You can see as I lift up this flap there is liquid inside. You can get a better glance
at it as I lift up this second part. It is a smashed tube of copper but the entire thing
is filled with liquid. Usually for applications of this temperature, distilled water is ideal.
You can see it evaporate once that metal flap is lifted up. Thermal rubber stuff that sits
on top of the heat pipe and lay that back down. Then the ear piece clicks into place
as well and then we can set the motherboard down into place. Make sure there are no ribbon
cables underneath before you set it down. I’m going to go ahead and plug the headphone
jack into place and the front facing camera. And then I’m going to set the black plastic
piece in the top corner. Rear facing camera goes in. Plug that into the main board with
the little Lego like ribbon cable. Another plastic piece on the side of the main board
there. Clipping in the power buttons and the other random plastic piece on top of the signal
wire. Clipping in the screen and the charging port. Putting the plastic piece over the charging
port and the base of the motherboard. Getting the battery back into place, clipping that
down as well. Turning it on just to make sure everything works before I put the back panel
in place. Want to make sure we do the least amount of work possible. There are five screws
in the back of the phone. Make sure all those are in place. They are different sizes so
make sure you get the right ones. And then I put double sided tape since I’m reusing
my same back. It you’re replacing your back it will most likely come with its own adhesive.
Pushing that down in the back of the phone and we are set. If you have any questions
leave them down in the comments. I do appreciate it if you subscribe. It does mean a lot to
me. And I post most behind the scene stuff on Instagram and Twitter. Thanks a ton for
watching. Hope to see you around.

100 comments

My One Issue is that My phone won't charge at all. I bought bought a new battery and micro usb charging port. Still not charging. It makes the sound showing that it detected the charger. The light will turn on for like a sec then thats when It doesn't charge but it'll stll seem as if the charger is plugged… just not charging. Soooo wth the problem ?

You used a metal tool to open the back glass and it didn't scrape the paint off like the Samsung G7 back cover. The power button looks like plastic though!

Its really necessary to remove the plastics covers and metallic from vibrating motor and the side buttons to change the screen?

BTW guys, the screen that I bought from fixez doesn't come with the adhesive! so remember to add it to the car (its 3 dollars). Its a great place to buy the parts fixez. they shipped super fast

i figured it out! had my ureaka moment……. you look up replacement parts first before u take it apart so you know where the fragile ribbons are. before you take it apart. i doubt seriously that u are spending money excess money for service manuals. just reverse repair from service parts make up๐Ÿ‘“๐ŸŽ“

ohhh..so that heat pipe is to offset the overheating issue of the snapdragon 810 processor, right? hmm..but why does it still overheat when i record vids though? shouldnt the heat pipes like minimise the overheating issue?

it has cooling pipes?! thats cool. but why does it still have overheating issues from recording vids for a prolong period of time. shouldnt the cooling help minimise the heat produced from that snapdragon 810 processor with its reputation for heating up quickly??

Sir my Xperia Z2 is always heating up unlike before. It also discharges real quick. It is a battery problem or an internal parts problem? Will it be fixed if I replace the battery? Thanks.

I doubt it's water but some kind of easy to volatile liquid since the heat pipes work are because the liquid inside will evaporate and move from the hot part to the cooler part then condense there turn back to liquid and the cycle repeat, the more easy to volatile of the liquid are, the better

+JerryRigEverything I use a Z5premium and there's a issue that many users are facing with the Headphone jack of the phone…After using the phone for some time the headphone jack loosens and can't hear any sound from the headphones….. Please can you make a video on this issue.. A humble request…

Haven't even had the phone for year yet… I take good care of it, never dropped it, never got it wet etc. First the headphone jack wasn't working properly then it stopped working all together. Few weeks later, out of nowhere, the screen has permanent black vertical lines all across the screen. I'm taking it back and getting another phone. Ruined Sony phones for me.

Hi Jerry. I love the production value and the humor in your videos. Please give the Blackberry Keyone a "JerryRigsEverything" treatment when it comes out. Looking forward to more videos.

Best teardown… are you serious??? worst teardown!!!! you don't need such to fuck this model to change screen… do you have real original adhesives to assemble it well??? ok, do your job, really good will have a lot of work, lol ๐Ÿ™‚

so, you can remove the screen without removing the battery? cause i only need to replace the screen of my sony xperia Z.. and i think removing all those parts is quite dizzying..

hey I have xperia z5 e6653 and the headphone jack is acting weird .
phone thinks that I'm plugging the headphones in and out… so I have to constantly keep them plugged in and still calls amd stuff don't work normally… I replaced the headphone jack and the problem is still there… problem is still there even after I disconnected the headphone jack… what is the actual problem and how can I fix it

Sorry, I put my Z5 in water while running the thermal page of cpu-z, after I dipped it the 15-sensor was over 60deg and the pointer location was activated so middle of screen was blue and the pointer kept going right and left.now the screen light fade and goes back on for a couple of times then the screen no longer respond to touching

Has anyone had trouble with the proximity sensor after screen install? The thing is constantly on when making a call

So, I followed your guide as best as I could. Thanks alot – really detailed! I replaced the screen/digitizer after the phone had been left in a box for about one year. When I am to test that it all works nothing happens at all when I press power on. I plug in the charger and no lights or anything light up. When the charger is connected I do hear some (very faint) digital flickering from the mother board area but that's it. I left it plugged into the charger for 30 minutes but no change. Any ideas on how to proceed? For example can I remove certain components that I don't need at all in order to test the new screen? Like not attaching any of the cameras, vibrator, 3.5 jack and so on? Where did I most likely make a misstake? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I know itยดs a long shot… but perhaps there are some common errors?

I have a z5 and the top left corner of the back panel is loose i am guessing the adhesive wasn't properly set their can i reheat it and stick it back

Hi there, if my z5p phone have cracked screen, do i need all 3 components -> LCD Panel, Glass Panel + Digitizer Panel?Can i get them individually on Ebay?

when you do a screen replacement like this everything erased from the phone since everything has been unplugged ? for example pictures ?

Sony Z5 Premium. I went for a swim in the sea, took some amazing video of fish, and rinsed it off in a swimming pool afterward, I guess I had it a bit too deep underwater (2M) as the screen started to freak out, lines jumping around and then finally the screen went dark. Is there any hope for this phone or should it go to the dustbin?

Hii…i have a Sony Z5 Premium E6853 with broken LCD, and i bought by mistake a LCD Display Touch Screen Digitizer+Frame for Sony Z5 Premium E6883 (Dual sim), i wanna know if it gonna works ??? HELP PLS =(

To replace the screen do we hv to deassemble the back of the phone? Or can we just pop the front screen off and put In the new screen? Pls reply asap

Hi guys and big thx to Zack for his amazing videos.
Mine is broken but the guy who change the screen canโ€™t glue it back any Refersl who can fix it for me in Los angles area ?

Do I have to dissasemble all the parts as you did, if I just want to replace the screen?. Is it enough to unglue the rear cover and unplug the screen?

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