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Duration:
9 min

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Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device ZTE Axon Mini (ZTE Axon Mini B2016) 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 cover

Pry over the edge and remove the cover hiding the screws securing the back cover.


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Step 3. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew the two screws securing the back cover.


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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.

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

⚠ī¸ī¸ Pay attention to the fingerprint sensor cable located on the inside.


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Step 5. Remove the bracket

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


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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 ZTE Axon Mini model has a battery Li3928T44P8h475371 with 2800 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. Disconnect the connector

Pry up the fingerprint sensor connector and remove the back cover.


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Step 8. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 9. Remove the loudspeaker

Pry over the edge and remove the loudspeaker assembly with antennas.


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Step 10. Disconnect the connector

Pry up the display module connector.


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Step 11. Remove the bracket

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


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Step 12. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 13. 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.


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Step 14. Remove the earpiece speaker

Pry at the bottom and remove the earpiece speaker.

⚠ī¸ī¸ Be careful! The earpiece speaker is glued a bit with adhesive.

⚠ī¸ī¸ If we pry the speaker in the middle we may break the earpiece speaker in half.

Detailed disassembly instructions of ZTE Axon Mini in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

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Disassembling\Repair has easy complexity and takes about 9 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models ZTE Axon Mini — ZTE Axon Mini B2016 released for markets in different countries.



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