Sony Xperia ZL C6502/ C6503/ C6506 Hard Reset Open Cover Compartment Insert micro SIM Card Install Memory

It is 5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, has 13 Megapixel rear camera, with quad-core 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. Those are the specifications of Sony Xperia Z, but Sony Xperia ZL either. So, what the differences between these two smartphone? Actually the big difference on this two is on the acquired of IP57 certified. The Xperia Z is dust and water resistant, but this ability didn't embedded on Xperia ZL. Therefore don't ever try to pour water on Xperia ZL.

Sony Xperia ZL C6502 C6503 C6506 Overview
Sony Xperia ZL SnapShot

There are three version of Sony Xperia ZL: C6502, C6503 and C6506. These version determine the supported data network technology of the device. Special for C6506 and C6503, these versions support for 4G LTE data networks. The Sony Xperia ZL runs on Android Jelly Bean version 4.1.2 and equipped with Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 chipset with Adreno 320 GPU and 16GB internal memory.

This phone is thicker and heavier than Xperia Z but had smaller body size: 131.6 x 69.3 x 9.8 millimeter with 151 grams weight (5.33 ounces). The battery is non-removable type with a larger capacity at 2370 mAh Li-ion battery. That's why even though there is a tutorial for Inserting the memory card, but no tutorial on how you can replace or assemble the battery on this phone.

Open Slot Compartment Cover of Sony XPeria ZL C6502, C6503 and C6506


Not in the sides, nor in the top, nor bottom side, nor in full rear body of Sony Xperia ZL. Yup, the SIM card slot and microSD Memory card slot of Xperia ZL locates just on small section on the rear bottom panel of the phone. As it shown on the picture below, you can see the small casing that covering the slot compartment of both the card. How you can open this cover? Here the tips for you.

Sony Xperia ZL C6502 C6503 C6506 Open Attach Back Close Slot Cover
Sony Xperia ZL C6502 C6503 C6506 Open and Close Slot Cover

From the bottom opening gap, insert your fingertip into this opening point of the SIM and memory slot compartment cover casing, the lift the cover up until it's opened. After you opened the slot's cover, you can see the sim slot and memory slot. On the left side is for the microSD Memory slot, and on the right is for micro SIM slot.

Insert and Remove micro SIM Card/ Memory Card of Sony XPeria ZL C6502, C6503 and C6506


With gold-colored contacts facing downward and cut-edge of the micro SIM inside, push the micro SIM card into its slot until it reaches the end of the slot. If you release on pushing the micro SIM card, the micro SIM shall be locked and not pop out. On Removing the microSIM card from the slot, first you must disengage the microSIM from the slot by push again the slot and release it. Whenever the micro SIM card partly pop out and eject, that means it already unlocked. Then you can draw the micro SIM out from its slot until it completely removed

Sony Xperia ZL C6502 C6503 C6506 Insert Remove micro SIM Card Memory Card
Sony Xperia ZL C6502 C6503 C6506 Insert Remove micro SIM Card and Memory Card

Then same process also applied on inserting the microSD memory card. Facing down the gold-contacts of the memory card, push the microSD card into its slot until it locks on its place. So do on removing the memory card. Press the microSD inward the slot, release it to disengage, then pull it outward. Done

To close back the cover of SIM and memory card slot, you had to take a good look on the groove between the slots and back of the phone. Align the cover top-edge (the arrow) with the this groove, then press the top-edge down to the slot compartment (bottom-edge of compartment slot) until the cover firmly attached. You might heard a click sound in the process.

Doing Soft Reset (Force Restart / Reboot) and Factory data Reset on Sony Xperia ZL C6502 C6503 C6506


Somehow you Sony Xperia ZL suddenly hang, the touchscreen can't respond any touch activity, or the phone suddenly slowing down. You wanna to restart the device but it can be done by normal way, therefore you need to force the device to restart aka reboot. How to do that (Soft Reset)? Simply press and hold the Power key and the Volume key at the same time for about 7 seconds, that would make the Zperia ZL automatically restart. Or whenever you hold both power and volume the phone vibrates, release it.

But in case you want to Hard Reset the phone, you can go to: Settings > Backup and reset > Reset phone > Erase everything.

This Master reset would help you to solve the problem of unresponsive touchscreen that usually occurred. But remember if the error no to often, you just need to restart the phone instead using Factory Reset. Remember also that you need a backup before performing it. All the data will be lost (photos, games, vidoes, etc)

Source: SonyMobile.Com

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