How To Fix Sony Ericsson Xperia Play ScreenTips

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  1. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    Follow this take apart repair guide to repair your damaged Sony Ericsson Xperia Play CDMA or 4G. This will clearly walk you through the steps required to securely and quickly repair a damaged screen and other internal parts.

    This guide will help you to install the following Sony Ericsson Xperia Play CDMA & 4G part(s):
    • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Touch Screen Digitizer
    • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play LCD Screen

    • Safe Open Pry Tool
    • Torx T5 Screwdriver
    • Torx T6 Screwdriver
    • Adhesive Strips (For Touch Screen Repairs)
    • Heat Gun/Hair Dryer

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play take apart guide:
    • Remove first the back battery cover and the battery.
    • Next remove the thirteen (13) T5 Torx Screwdriver as shown in Figure 1.

    Figure 1​
    • Release the clips holding the back housing onto the device using safe pry tool.
    • The motherboard will be exposed once the housing has been removed.
    • Two (2) Small Phillips Screws holding the motherboard in place must be removed.
    • Next, gently pry the headphone jack which is head with a small clip and adhesive using safe pry tool. Be careful on the connected flex cable.

    Figure 2​
    • The motherboard must be left to its side after sliding outward the Xperia Play. Be cautious as it is still connected by 2 flex cables.
    • The main

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  2. jakkebrown

    jakkebrown Active Member

    Thank you muchly for this, although i have one question before i start. do i need replacements for the adhesive holding the screen to the housing and the digitalizer in place? ie, do i need to glue my new parts or will the current adhesive still hold it?

    Thanks in advance :)
  3. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    Yes you will need to apply new adhesive for a more secure seal. We have this available on our website at
  4. kikodeliko

    kikodeliko New Member


    I replaced the touch screen but now the new one doesn't respond to touch, do I need to do install something or what might be wrong?

    thank you!
  5. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    There is a couple of reasons why it may not be working, however the most likely is that is a simple connection issue. Check over your install and make sure everything is installed correctly.
  6. teenahbabe

    teenahbabe New Member

    I have followed all the steps to change my broken touchscreen on my xperia play, but the screen is unresponsive. I thought I may have forgotten to connect something, so I took it back apart. Then proceeded to reassemble it. Five different times. Everything is installed correctly. The front buttons work, as well as the gaming keys (which I am currently now using to maneuver through my phone).

    Please help!
  7. taffy222

    taffy222 Member

    Have also replaced my son's digitizer screen and is unresponsive. Have taken it about 3 times and still no difference. I can't work out what is wrong. Anyone?
  8. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    Often times during repairs some of the internal components can become loosened or dislodged. It is essential that all connections involving these components are firmly attached before reassembling your device.
  9. needfixed

    needfixed New Member

    I just replaced the LCD on my xperia play because it was going bright then dark, then after awhile it just went black. Everything's back together but the screens just black still. It vibrates to turn on, but just black. All the connections seem good.....what should happen now and was that the LCD screen to begin with?
  10. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    It definitely sounds like you have an LCD issue, and you took the right step to replace it. Unfortunately, it's possible the LCD replacement screen you purchased is a defective screen. This is a common problem many people have when attempting these repairs. Perhaps try returning the replacement screen for a new one from the company you bought it from? Or get a refund, and buy one elsewhere. Best of luck!

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