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Duration:
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Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device ZTE Blade Z10 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.

⚠️️ 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. 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 4. 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 Z10 model has a battery Li3925T44P8h786035 with 2540 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 5. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 6. Remove the loudspeaker

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


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Step 7. Unscrew one screw

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


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Step 8. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect the coaxial cable connector, cable to the mainboard.

⚠️️ Do not pull on the cable or pry it with a sharp tool, the connectors are pretty weak and break easily, or the cable falls out of the end (lug).


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Step 9. 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 10. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 11. Remove the coaxial cable

Disconnect the connector and remove the coaxial cable.


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Step 12. Remove the front camera

Disconnect the connector on the motherboard, and remove the front (selfie) camera.


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Step 13. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of the side buttons cable, display module cable, inter-board cable, and proximity sensor 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 14. 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 15. Remove the rear camera

Disconnect the connector on the motherboard, and remove the rear camera.


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Step 16. In the display frame remained

ℹ️️ In the housing remained: the earpiece speaker, battery.

Detailed disassembly instructions of ZTE Blade Z10 in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

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Disassembling\Repair has easy complexity and takes about 8 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models ZTE Blade Z10 released for markets in different countries.



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