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Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device ZTE Blade X3 A452 (ZTE Blade X3 A452) with each step description and the required set of tools.


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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. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 3. 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 4. Remove the loudspeaker

Pry at the bottom and remove the loudspeaker.

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

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


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Step 5. 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 ZTE Blade X3 A452 model has a battery E169-515978 with 4000 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

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

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


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Step 6. Remove the daughterboard

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

Unstick the inter-board cable and 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 7. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connector of the side buttons cable, display cable, touchscreen 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 8. Unscrew one screw

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


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Step 9. 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 10. Remove the coaxial cable

Unstick carefully the side buttons and detach the coaxial cable.


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Step 11. 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 12. In the display frame remained

ℹ️️ In the display frame remained:

Detailed disassembly instructions of ZTE Blade X3 A452 in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

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Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about 8 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models ZTE Blade X3 A452 — ZTE Blade X3 A452 released for markets in different countries.



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