Using a spudger or a plastic pick, carefully, around the edge, detach the back cover clips, and remove it.
Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device ZTE Geek V975 (ZTE Geek U988S) with each step description and the required set of tools.
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.
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.
Step 6. Remove the rear camera
Disconnect the connector on the motherboard, and remove the rear camera.
Step 8. Unscrew the screws
Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew the two screws securing the motherboard.
Step 9. Disconnect the connectors
Pry up the connector of the side buttons cable, display module cable, inter-board cable.
Also, we pry up the side buttons 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.
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.
Step 11. Remove the daughterboard
Peel back the protective layer. Unstick the cables and remove the sub-board.
ℹ️️ The sub-board contains a microphone, vibration motor, spring contacts for the speaker, and an antenna unit.
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