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A guide on how to replace the glass on a Sony Xperia Play.

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  1. Remove the 6 silver torx screws marked in red
    • Remove the 6 silver torx screws marked in red

  2. Remove the 7 black torx screws marked in yellow.
    • Remove the 7 black torx screws marked in yellow.

  3. Using a plastic prying tool, go around the outside of the phone releasing the plastic clips.
    • Using a plastic prying tool, go around the outside of the phone releasing the plastic clips.

  4. Remove the plastic housing revealing the motherboard
    • Remove the plastic housing revealing the motherboard

    • Remove the two Phillips screws.

  5. Remove the headphone jack by carefully moving the dark plastic clip on the connector to 90 degrees
    • Remove the headphone jack by carefully moving the dark plastic clip on the connector to 90 degrees

  6. Slide the phone to the open position
    • Slide the phone to the open position

  7. Remove the display connector  marked in orange using a plastic spudger to pry it upwards
    • Remove the display connector marked in orange using a plastic spudger to pry it upwards

    • Remove the connector for the front buttons by prising the retaining clip to 90 degrees

  8. Remove motherboard
    • Remove motherboard

  9. Remove the buttons from the phone
    • Remove the buttons from the phone

  10. Remove the three Phillips screws.
    • Remove the three Phillips screws.

  11. Slide the metal frame across revealing the last screw . Make sure to keep the plastic cover after removing the screw
    • Slide the metal frame across revealing the last screw . Make sure to keep the plastic cover after removing the screw

    • Disconnect the digitizer cable

  12. Insert a plastic spudger around the edge of the frame and take the lcd assembely from the glass
    • Insert a plastic spudger around the edge of the frame and take the lcd assembely from the glass

    • Using a heat gun heat around the edges of the glass to soften the glue, and use your prying tool between the glass and the frame to take the glass off.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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