Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove a defective or broken power button on your ZTE ZMAX smart phone.

Insert a fine point tool into the hole on the top left side of the phone to remove the SIM and SD card trays. Pull out the trays.
  • Insert a fine point tool into the hole on the top left side of the phone to remove the SIM and SD card trays.

  • Pull out the trays.

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Insert a plastic opening tool into the groove between the phone’s back cover and casing. Move the plastic opening tool along the edges of the phone to unclip the two pieces.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the groove between the phone’s back cover and casing.

  • Move the plastic opening tool along the edges of the phone to unclip the two pieces.

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Remove the ten 1.2mm screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver. Remove the ten 1.2mm screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver. Remove the ten 1.2mm screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the ten 1.2mm screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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Remove the mid frame with the plastic opening tool. Remove the mid frame with the plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the mid frame with the plastic opening tool.

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Disconnect the battery from the motherboard. Disconnect the battery from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

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Wedge a spudger underneath the battery and gently pry upwards to remove the battery. Once free from the glue, remove from device.
  • Wedge a spudger underneath the battery and gently pry upwards to remove the battery.

  • Once free from the glue, remove from device.

  • The glue holding down the battery is strong so work slow and cautiously to avoid starting a fire.

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Remove the black tape covering the motherboard. Remove the single 1.2mm screw with a Phillips #000 screwdriver. Remove the single 1.2mm screw with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the black tape covering the motherboard.

  • Remove the single 1.2mm screw with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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Use the flat end of the spudger to release the upper left and right prongs that secure the motherboard. Detach the antenna cable. Detach the antenna cable.
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to release the upper left and right prongs that secure the motherboard.

  • Detach the antenna cable.

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Lift up the tan flap on the three ZIF connectors. Pull the ribbon out of the now unlocked ZIF connectors. Pull the ribbon out of the now unlocked ZIF connectors.
  • Lift up the tan flap on the three ZIF connectors.

  • Pull the ribbon out of the now unlocked ZIF connectors.

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Lift the covering panel below the motherboard covering and connecting the power button. Disconnect the circuit tape of the power button and remove the power button.
  • Lift the covering panel below the motherboard covering and connecting the power button.

  • Disconnect the circuit tape of the power button and remove the power button.

  • The power button in these photos has been damaged and not soldered to the motherboard.

  • The new power button will have to be desoldered to the mother board.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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