Over the last month or so my phone has been throwing wobblies for no apparent reason. I would charge it overnight and then maybe after viewing a couple of posts on here and watching a video it would just die. On plugging it in it came to life after a couple of minutes showing 2% battery and charging. So after that happening 3 times I decided my battery had come to the end of its life and needed replacing. Being an Xperia Z5 the battery is fully enclosed and has no unclippable cover so a certain amount of dismantling was required to replace the battery. I set about ordering the new battery, tools to remove the back cover, glue strips to fit the new battery, glue to refit the case and a low wattage heat gun to soften the existing glue to release the back:
So this morning after watching the Grand Prix I decided it was time to bite the bullet and get the job done.
The first job is simply to remove the SD card and Sim card which are held in the same carrier.
The next job is to heat around the edge to melt the glue and then prise off the back cover. As I forgot to take any more pictures, having become involved in releasing the back I will post a video of another chap doing exactly the same job at the end of this post.
Then, as you will see it is a matter of releasing the glue strips from under the battery, unplugging the battery and lifting it out. Then reverse the process using new glue strips and the adhesive to refit the back. Re insert the cards and finally the moment of truth when you press the power button with baited breath!
It lit up as expected showing 00.01 on 01.01.70!! Hmmm! Not to worry it is set to use system time and once reconnected to the network it set the date and time correctly. The battery level showed as 60% so I will run that down before charging and hopefully all my troubles with it will be over!!
All that remained was to clear up and put away the kit for the next time!!
The video of the process: (Quite boring but if you want to know its quite illustrative