Teardown difficulty:
Moderate
Duration:
8 min

Recommended tools

Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device UMI Zero with each step description and the required set of tools.


Specialist in content creation, distribution and content management.


How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 1/1 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 1/2

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.

⚠️️ 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.


How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 2/1 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 2/2

Step 2. Open the back cover

We recommend using a special heating device such as a separator machine, heat gun, or heating mat. It will simplify the process. You can use a home hairdryer, but you will have to make a nozzle by hand or have a suitable one in the kit to gently heat and concentrate the heat flow in the right place.

ℹ️️ The surface of the back cover must be heated to soften the adhesive underneath. The approximate heating temperature is 50° C / 125° F.

Use a thin plastic film or pick for separation. To facilitate the process, you can use isopropyl alcohol. It is often most difficult to pass the tool between the parts to be divided. Choose the far edge from the FFC cables or buttons.

Do not use a lever or any force for separation that could damage the elements inside.


How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 3/1 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 3/2

Step 3. Unscrew one screw

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew one screw and remove the bracket holding the battery connector.


How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 4/1 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 4/2 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 4/3

Step 4. Remove the battery

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

ℹ️️ The UMI Zero model has a battery 2780 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

With extreme care, remove the battery because it is glued from the inside by the manufacturer.

Also, we need to remember or look in advance at the location of the flat cables under the battery, so as not to damage them.


How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 5/1 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 5/2

Step 5. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew the fourteen screws.

The screws are different: 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 parts. 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.


How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 6/1 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 6/2

Step 6. Open the middle cover

Pry over the edges. Move an opening tool along the edge detaching the clips and remove the middle cover with a loudspeaker and antenna pads and tracks. The middle cover protects the printed circuit board (PCB).

Try to lift the cover by the edges and don't push anything too far inside, so as not to accidentally break or short-circuit anything on the circuit board.


How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 7/1

Step 7. In the middle cover

The middle cover with a loudspeaker.


How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 8/1 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 8/2 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 8/3 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 8/4

Step 8. Remove the daughterboard

Disconnect the underscreen cable connector, inter-board cable connector and coaxial cable connector.

Remove the sub-board. It may be glued to the frame or attached with attachments like latches or hooks, so be careful.

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.


How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 9/1 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 9/2

Step 9. Remove the bracket

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew the two screws and remove the bracket holding the connectors.


How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 10/1 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 10/2

Step 10. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of the touchscreen cable, display 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.


How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 11/1 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 11/2 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 11/3

Step 11. Turn over the PCB

Turn over the motherboard, disconnect the connector of the inter-board cable from the inside and remove the motherboard.


How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 12/1 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 12/2 How to disassemble UMI Zero, Step 12/3

Step 12. In the display frame remained

ℹ️️ In the display frame remained: the earpiece speaker, small board.

Detailed disassembly instructions of UMI Zero in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

If you have a question, ask us, and we will try to answer in as much detail as possible. If this article was helpful for you, please rate it.


Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about 8 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models UMI Zero released for markets in different countries.



Back to the list
˄˅

Advertisement

˃˂

Advertisement