Asus ZenFone 2 Screen Repair, Teardown and Reassemble

Asus ZenFone 2 Screen Repair, Teardown and Reassemble Guide

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Recommended Tools:

Plastic Triangle Opening Tool
Nylon Spudger
Fine Tip Curved Tweezers
Precision Knife Set
2mm Red Adhesive
Multi-Purpose Heat Gun
Phillips Screwdriver
Playing Cards

Step 1 

Power down your Asus ZenFone 2.
Step 2 (Asus ZenFone 2 Rear Battery Cover)
Use the plastic triangle opening tool, or your fingernails, to work around the ZenFone 2 rear cover and release the plastic clips securing it in place.
Step 3 (Asus ZenFone 2 Exterior Midframe)
Remove the following 14 Phillips screws.
Easily separate the exterior midframe from the Asus phone.
Step 4 (Asus ZenFone 2 Battery, Loudspeaker, and Dual-SIM and microSD Card Slots)
Disconnect the ZenFone 2 battery from the motherboard.
Use the spudger to pry up the loudspeaker.
Detach the interconnect cable from the motherboard.
Remove the Kapton tape, and detach the interconnect cable from the daughterboard.
Locate the peel-to-remove adhesive tab at the top of the battery. Grab the tab and try to keep the adhesive strip flat and wide. Slowly pull the strip up and away from the Asus ZenFone 2. The strip will stretch to many times the length of the battery- keep pulling until it comes out from between the battery and the midframe.
And just like that, out comes the 3000 milliampere-hour (mAh) Asus ZenFone 2 battery.
The ZenFone 2 battery is strongly adhered to a protective metal cover, but with a little spudgering it is readily freed.
Step 5 (Asus ZenFone 2 Motherboard)
Peel up the copper tape and then pop off the metal shield.
Disconnect the display cables and signal cable.
With the spudger in hand, pry up and remove the ZenFone 2 motherboard.
Step 6 (Asus ZenFone 2 Rear-Facing Camera and Front-Facing Camera)
Release the ZIF connector and remove the 13-megapixel Asus ZenFone 2 rear-facing camera.
Extract the 5-megapixel ZenFone 2 front-facing camera from the motherboard.
Step 7 (Asus ZenFone 2 Earpiece Speaker, Vibrator, and Daughterboard)
Pluck out the spring-contact-connected ZenFone 2 earpiece speaker.
Use the tweezers to detach and extricate the vibrator from the chassis.
Lift out the daughterboard. It includes the ZenFone 2’s micro-USB port and headphone jack.
Step 8 (Asus ZenFone 2 Display Assembly)
Peel up the display cable from the ZenFone 2 midframe.
Begin to free the Asus ZenFone 2 display assembly by using the heat gun to warm up the adhesive.
With the precision knife create enough space to insert a playing card.
Use a combination of playing cards and a triangle opening tool to attack the adhesive. Take your time and apply additional heat as needed.
Once you have sliced through the adhesive, be mindful of the display cable when decoupling the ZenFone 2 screen from the midframe.
* To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.

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