Disassembly of the mobile device ZTE Nubia Z17 (ZTE Nubia Z17 NX563J) with each step description and the required set of tools.

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Teardown difficulty:
Hard
Duration:
17 min

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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 display module

⚠️ Pay attention! Disassembly has a maximum 3rd difficulty because the process begins with the disassembly of the display module. If you have no experience or are not sure of your skills, we strongly recommend that you contact a specialized service center.

We recommend using a special heating device such as a separator machine, heat gun, or heating mat. It will simplify the process. You can use a home hairdryer, but you will have to make a nozzle by hand or have a suitable one in the kit to gently heat and concentrate the heat flow in the right place.

ℹ️️ The surface of the display module must be heated to soften the adhesive underneath. The approximate heating temperature is 50° C / 125° F.

Use a thin plastic film or pick for separation. To facilitate the process, you can use isopropyl alcohol. It is often most difficult to pass the tool between the parts to be divided. Choose the far edge from the FFC cables or buttons.

Do not use a lever or any force for separation that could damage the elements inside.

The process can be seen in our video entirely so as well as in detail, at the end of the instructions.


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Step 3. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two screws and remove the bracket holding the connector.


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Step 4. Disconnect the connector

Pry up the connector and remove the display module.


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Step 5. Remove the protective film

Peel back the protective film hiding the screw.


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Step 6. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), remove 11 short screws in the frame of the phone.

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 part. 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 7. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 14 screws.


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Step 8. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew five long screws in the phone frame.


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Step 9. Remove the loudspeaker

Straighten the cable with navigation buttons and remove the loudspeaker assembly.


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Step 10. Remove the navigation buttons

Pry up the connector and remove the navigation buttons cable.


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Step 11. Open the middle cover

Remove the cover with antennas and an earpiece speaker that protects the printed circuit board (PCB). Try to lift the covers by the edges and not push anything between them to not accidentally touch or short-circuit anything on the PCB.


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Step 12. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.

ℹ️️ The ZTE Nubia Z17 NX563J model has a battery Li3932T44P6h806139 with 3200 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

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

Also, try not to use a metal tool to disconnect the rechargeable battery connector or do it carefully.


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Step 13. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two screws.


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Step 14. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect the coaxial cable connector, cable to the mainboard, cable to the microphone, inter-board sub-screen cable on the daughterboard.

⚠️ 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 15. Remove the daughterboard

Remove the sub-board. It is glued to the frame with metalized tape, so to facilitate the process, the board can be heated a bit.

ℹ️️ The board contains a charging port (Micro USB), spring contacts for the speaker, and an antenna unit.


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Step 16. Remove the microphone

Carefully remove the microphone.


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Step 17. Remove the cameras

Disconnect the connectors on PCB, and remove the two rear cameras.


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Step 18. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of the display module cable, inter-board cable, coaxial cable, fingerprint 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.

⚠️ Also, be careful with the fingerprint sensor cable and connector, both located on the opposite side.


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Step 19. Remove the motherboard

Carefully remove the printed circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the board.

⚠️ 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 20. Remove the front camera

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


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Step 21. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew three screws.


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Step 22. Remove the buttons

Carefully remove the side buttons.


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Step 23. In the housing remained

ℹ️️ In the housing remained: the fingerprint sensor, battery.

Detailed disassembly instructions of ZTE Nubia Z17 in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

If you have a question, ask us, and we will try to answer in as much detail as possible. If this article was helpful for you, please rate it.

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Disassembling\Repair has hard complexity and takes about 17 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models ZTE Nubia Z17 — ZTE Nubia Z17 NX563J released for markets in different countries.



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