⚠️ Before disassembling, do not forget to turn your phone off.
Disassembly of the mobile device Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL with each step description and the required set of tools.
Step 2. Remove the tray
Use the ejection tool (aka Needle) or Paperclip. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the tray ejects, and then pull the tray of SIM and Memory card (Micro SD) out.
⚠️ Pay attention! The tool must be inserted into a hole on the edge of the phone's housing. Do not press too hard. It may break the tray eject mechanism.
Step 3. Unscrew the screws
Okay, guys. We received this model without screws, but we see the holes and threads. So we are assuming that they are for the Pentalobe screws.
Using a screwdriver (precision star-shaped 0.8 mm aka Pentalobe), unscrew/drive two screws out at the end of the phone.
Step 4. Open the back cover
Using a spudger or a plastic pick, carefully, around the edge, detach the back cover clips, and remove it.
Do not insert the tool deeply or bend it. Otherwise, the housing may be tampered with or damaged.
⚠️ Be careful when opening the cover from the volume and power buttons side. Thin cable and fragile buttons are straightforward to damage.
Step 5. Disconnect the battery connector
Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.
ℹ️️ The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL model has a battery C11P1511 with 3000 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).
⚠️ It is highly recommended to disconnect the connector to avoid possible short circuits during disassembly.
Also, try not to use a metal tool to disconnect the rechargeable battery connector or do it carefully.
Step 6. Unscrew the screws
Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew five screws (3 short black and two long silver).
ℹ️️ Be sure to note the location of the screws before disassembling. When assembling the device, screwing the screw in the wrong place may damage the device or its part. To avoid damage, the removed screws and individual pieces (as gaskets or brackets) must be laid out in the appropriate order, or the screws and their holes in the phone must be marked with colored markers.
Step 7. Disconnect the connectors
Disconnect the coaxial cable connector, cable to the mainboard, and two sub-screen cables on the daughterboard.
⚠️ Do not pull on the cable or pry it with a sharp tool, the connectors are pretty weak and break easily, or the cable falls out of the end (lug).
Step 8. Remove the daughterboard
Remove the sub-board. It is glued to the frame with metalized tape, so to facilitate the process, the sub-board can be heated a bit.
ℹ️️ The sub-board contains a charging port (Micro USB), microphone, vibration motor, headphone jack socket, spring contacts for the speaker, and an antenna unit.
⚠️ It is not necessary to insert the tool underneath when removing the sub-board. Internal components could be damaged.
Step 12. Unscrew the screws
Pry up the connectors of power volume buttons cable, display module cable, inter-board cable, and coaxial cable.
⚠️ Be careful when removing the cables from the connectors, the cables are pretty thin, and it is easy enough to break them or damage the contact tracks inside.
Step 13. Remove the motherboard
Carefully remove the printed circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the board.
⚠️ Do not bend the circuit board when removing it or push tools under it. Unbeknownst to yourself, you can damage components or cables from the inside.
Step 14. Remove the cameras
Disconnect the front camera connector on one side. Turn over the motherboard, disconnect the connector rear camera and remove the assembly of two cameras.
Detailed disassembly instructions of Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:
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