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Teardown difficulty:
Hard

Recommended tools

Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL Teardown

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Step 1

Using the key tool, open the SIM card tray and remove it.

Warning!

Do not push too hard this may cause damage.

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Step 2

Open the back cover.

Warning!

For careful separation, we recommend using a heat gun. At the same time, it is necessary to heat carefully in order, not to damage the surface of the device.

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Step 3

Disconnect the fingerprint sensor connector.

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Step 4

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 10 bolts in the frame of the phone.

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Step 5

Pry and remove the middle frame with fingerprint sensor.

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Step 6

Disconnect the battery connector.

Warning!

We strongly recommend disconnecting the connector to avoid a possible short circuit during disassembly.

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Step 7

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 7 bolts in the buzzer (speaker) assembly.

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Step 8

Pry and remove the buzzer (speaker) assembly.

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Step 9

Disconnect connectors and remove the coaxial cable.

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Step 10

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 1 bolt in the PCB.

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Step 11

Disconnect connectors on the lower PCB & pry off the vibrator motor.

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Step 12

Remove the lower PCB.

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Step 13

Disconnect connectors on the PCB.

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Step 14

Remove the PCB.

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Step 15

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 1 bolt and remove the headphone jack (socket).

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Step 16

Pry and remove the main camera.

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Step 17

Pry and remove the earpiece (speaker).

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Step 18

Parts in the frame of the display module.

Disassembly Video


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