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Duration:
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Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device ZTE Blade X5 (ZTE Blade X5 T630) with each step description and the required set of tools.


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How to disassemble ZTE Blade X5, 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. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew 17 screws.

If 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.


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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 small board

Pry up the connector and remove the small board with SIM and Micro SD card holders.


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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.

ℹ️️ The ZTE Blade X5 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 7. Remove the inter-board cable

Carefully, preferably from the edge, disconnect the connectors and remove the inter-board cable connecting the mainboard to the daughterboard (also known as the sub-board).

⚠️️ 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.

ℹ️️ An arrow on the FFC cable (flexible flat cable) indicates its correct position.


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Step 8. Remove the daughterboard

Disconnect the connector and pry up the vibration motor.

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

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 9. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connector of the display cable, touchscreen cable, and under-screen 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. Unscrew one screw

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


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Step 11. 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 12. 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 13. In the display frame remained

ℹ️️ In the display frame remained: the battery.

Detailed disassembly instructions of ZTE Blade X5 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 Blade X5 — ZTE Blade X5 T630 released for markets in different countries.



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