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Sony Xperia Z Vibrate Motor Replacement

This guide will help you replace the vibrate motor in your phone.

The vibrate motor is located in the lower quarter of your phone. To access it you will need to open up the back of your phone. This guide will help you through the necessary steps required to get your phone vibrating again.

Adım 1 Vibrate Motor  ¶ 

The grey spacer is located in the bottom right corner of your phone, next to the vibrate motor. Remove the grey spacer by gently prying it up from the right side with the spudger. Remove the grey spacer by gently prying it up from the right side with the spudger.

Adım 1 Vibrate Motor  ¶ 

  • The grey spacer is located in the bottom right corner of your phone, next to the vibrate motor.

  • Remove the grey spacer by gently prying it up from the right side with the spudger.

Adım 2  ¶ 

Disconnect the vibrate motor flux cable by using the spudger to gently pop it up. Disconnect the vibrate motor flux cable by using the spudger to gently pop it up.

Adım 2  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the vibrate motor flux cable by using the spudger to gently pop it up.

Adım 3  ¶ 

Remove the single 3 mm screw, set next to the vibrate motor, using a Philips #000 screw driver.

Adım 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the single 3 mm screw, set next to the vibrate motor, using a Philips #000 screw driver.

Adım 4  ¶ 

Use the spudger to firmly pry up the plastic housing holding the vibrate motor and loud speaker. Be careful not to pull the plastic housing out right away. The antenna circuit board is still connected to the main body and the antenna could be damaged if pulled on.

Adım 4  ¶ 

  • Use the spudger to firmly pry up the plastic housing holding the vibrate motor and loud speaker.

  • Be careful not to pull the plastic housing out right away. The antenna circuit board is still connected to the main body and the antenna could be damaged if pulled on.

  • Start on the left and slowly move to the right while prying up the adhesive and clips holding the plastic unit down.

Adım 5  ¶ 

Once the plastic housing has been removed from the main phone body, flip it over to expose the antenna circuit board. Use the plastic opening tool to remove the antenna circuit board from the plastic housing. This component is held in place with plastic clips and not adhesive. Simply place the safe open pry tool next to the indicated clip and press on it lightly. The antenna board should pop free.

Adım 5  ¶ 

  • Once the plastic housing has been removed from the main phone body, flip it over to expose the antenna circuit board.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the antenna circuit board from the plastic housing. This component is held in place with plastic clips and not adhesive.

  • Simply place the safe open pry tool next to the indicated clip and press on it lightly. The antenna board should pop free.

Adım 6  ¶ 

You now have access to the vibrate motor, the small round metallic object. Flip the plastic housing over so that the vibrate motor is barely visible. With the pointy end of the spudger, slowly begin to work it loose from the housing by gently pushing down. Flip the plastic housing over so that the vibrate motor is barely visible. With the pointy end of the spudger, slowly begin to work it loose from the housing by gently pushing down.

Adım 6  ¶ 

  • You now have access to the vibrate motor, the small round metallic object.

  • Flip the plastic housing over so that the vibrate motor is barely visible. With the pointy end of the spudger, slowly begin to work it loose from the housing by gently pushing down.