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Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL (Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1)) with each step description and the required set of tools.


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Step 1. 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.

⚠ī¸ī¸ 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.


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Step 2. 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.

⚠ī¸ī¸ Be careful when opening the cover from the volume and power buttons side. Thin cable and fragile buttons are straightforward to damage.


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Step 3. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver Phillips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew 9 screws.


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Step 4. Open the cover

Using a spudger or a plastic pick, carefully, around the edge, detach the cover.

⚠ī¸ī¸ Be careful when opening the cover! The fingerprint sensor body is located on the cover meanwhile the cable goes through the hole in the cover and is connected to a motherboard with a connector which is not visible because it is covered with this cover.


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Step 5. Open the cover

Pry up the fingerprint sensor connector and remove the cover.


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Step 6. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible. It is better to use a non-metal or plastic tool to avoid any damage.

ℹī¸ī¸ The Asus Zenfone Max Pro model has a battery C11P1706 with 5000 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

⚠ī¸ī¸ It is highly recommended to disconnect the connector to avoid possible short circuits during disassembly.


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Step 7. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver Phillips 1.5 mm PH #000, unscrew five screws.


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Step 8. Remove the loudspeaker

Pry over the edge and remove the loudspeaker assembly.


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Step 9. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect the coaxial cable connector, cable to the mainboard, on the daughterboard.

⚠ī¸ī¸ 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).


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Step 10. Remove the daughterboard

Remove the sub-board. It may be glued to the frame with metalized tape, so to facilitate the process, the sub-board can be heated a bit.

The sub-board, also, may be attached with attachments like latches or hooks, be careful.

ℹī¸ī¸ The sub-board contains a charging port (Micro-USB), microphone, headphone jack, spring contacts for the speaker, and an antenna unit.

⚠ī¸ī¸ It is not necessary to insert the tool underneath when removing the sub-board. Internal components could be damaged.


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Step 11. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of power volume buttons cable, display module cable, inter-board cable, and coaxial cable.

⚠ī¸ī¸ 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.


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Step 12. Remove the front camera

Disconnect the connector on the motherboard, and remove the front (selfie) camera.


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Step 13. Remove the cameras

Disconnect connectors on the motherboard and remove the assembly of two rear cameras.


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Step 14. Remove the motherboard

Carefully remove the printed circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the circuit board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the circuit board.

The motherboard, also, may be attached with attachments like latches or hooks, be careful.

⚠ī¸ī¸ 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.

Detailed disassembly instructions of Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

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Disassembling\Repair has easy complexity and takes about 10 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL — Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) released for markets in different countries.



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