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Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device ZTE Blade A520C with each step description and the required set of tools.


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How to disassemble ZTE Blade A520C, Step 1/1

Step 1. 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.


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Step 2. Remove the battery

There is an indentation at the end of the battery on the middle cover. Hook the battery at this point, lift it up and remove the battery.

ℹ️️ The ZTE Blade A520C model has a battery Li3824T44P4h716043 with 2400 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).


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Step 3. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Philips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew 16 screws.


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Step 4. Open the middle cover

Pry over the edges. Move an opening tool along the edge detach 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.


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Step 5. Unscrew one screw

Using a screwdriver (Philips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew one screw securing the sub-board.


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Step 6. Disconnect the connectors

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

Also, we pry at the bottom and remove the vibration motor.

⚠️️ Be careful! The vibration motor is glued a bit with adhesive.


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Step 7. Remove the daughterboard

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, 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.


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Step 8. Remove the rear camera

Disconnect the connector on the motherboard and remove the main camera.


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Step 9. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of the side 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.


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Step 10. 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.

⚠️️ 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 11. In the display frame remained

ℹ️️ In the display frame remained: the earpiece speaker, coaxial cable.

Detailed disassembly instructions of ZTE Blade A520C in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

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Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about 10 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models ZTE Blade A520C released for markets in different countries.



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