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Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device ZTE Blade S6 with each step description and the required set of tools.


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Step 1. Remove the trays

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 out. Should do it for each of the SIM and Memory card (Micro SD) trays.

⚠️️ 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.

⚠️️ 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 the three screws.


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Step 4. Open the cover

Pry over the edge and remove the upper cover with antenna tracks and pads.


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Step 5. 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.

ℹ️️ The ZTE Blade S6 model has a battery Li3824T43P6hA54236-H with 2400 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

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


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Step 6. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 7. Remove the loudspeaker

Pry over the edge and remove the cover with a loudspeaker and antenna tracks.


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Step 8. Remove the coaxial cable

Pry up the connctors and remove the coaxial cable.


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Step 9. Remove the daughterboard

Disconnect the connector and pry up the body of the vibration motor.

After that, we remove the sub-board.

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 10. Remove the cameras

Disconnect connectors on the motherboard and remove the main and front (selfie) cameras.


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Step 11. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connector of the side buttons cable, display module cable, inter-board 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 12. Unscrew one screw

Using a screwdriver (Philips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew one screw 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.

⚠️️ 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.

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

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


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Step 15. In the display frame remained

ℹ️️ In the display frame remained: the earpiece speaker, battery.

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Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models ZTE Blade S6 released for markets in different countries.



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