Introduction

Replacing the display will take patience and time as you will have to heat up the display to detach it from the adhesive sticking it to its housing. You will also have to unplug the entire antenna, take out the battery, and motherboard before being able to get to the display.

Use your fingernail to gently pry off the phone's back cover at the indicated location. While your fingernail is under the back cover slide your finger around the edges of the phone until the cover pops off. Use your fingernail to gently pry off the phone's back cover at the indicated location. While your fingernail is under the back cover slide your finger around the edges of the phone until the cover pops off.
  • Use your fingernail to gently pry off the phone's back cover at the indicated location. While your fingernail is under the back cover slide your finger around the edges of the phone until the cover pops off.

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Remove the thirteen black screws and the single silver screw from the back of the phone with a JIS size 00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the thirteen black screws and the single silver screw from the back of the phone with a JIS size 00 screwdriver.

    • The black screws are 2.8 mm in length.

    • The silver screw is 5.5 mm in length.

  • The black screw next to the camera and the flash is covered by a sticker. This screw can be easily removed as if there were no sticker on top of it. The point of the screwdriver should be able to pierce through the sticker easily.

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Use a plastic opening tool to remove the inner phone backing. The parts of the inner backing held down by two strips of double sided tape can be easily loosened by inserting the plastic opening tool underneath it and gently lifting it up.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the inner phone backing.

    • The parts of the inner backing held down by two strips of double sided tape can be easily loosened by inserting the plastic opening tool underneath it and gently lifting it up.

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Note the position of the speaker unit so you can replace it in the correct place during reassembly.
  • Note the position of the speaker unit so you can replace it in the correct place during reassembly.

  • Take the speaker out of the back of the phone. It should come out easily as soon as the inner back is removed because nothing is holding it down in place anymore.

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Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry up both ends of the antenna. Carefully remove the antenna wire from the plastic keepers along the side. Note their position for reassembly.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry up both ends of the antenna.

  • Carefully remove the antenna wire from the plastic keepers along the side. Note their position for reassembly.

    • The antenna connections can be easily bent out of shape. Be sure to lift from underneath the cable as shown.

It is very important to lift it form underneath... The connector on the motherboard is very fragile.

Guile - Reply

Is there any way to actually replace the port? It got ripped off mine.

Matthew George -

I am wondering how to repair it, it got ripped off as well.

matthewdukes -

Hello Guile,

I ripped the connector of gsm antenna on the other side (mainboard side) is there any way to fix it? It May be connect another contact point?

Emrah AKBIYIK -

same problem...solutions?

Francesco Marra - Reply

Same problem any solution?

cecythebest - Reply

Same problem too... :(

Emrah AKBIYIK - Reply

Is this wifi antenna?

Dan Ramzi - Reply

Using the plastic opening tool, unlock the ribbon cable attaching the battery to the circuit board by prying up the yellow tab. Using the plastic opening tool, unlock the ribbon cable attaching the battery to the circuit board by prying up the yellow tab.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, unlock the ribbon cable attaching the battery to the circuit board by prying up the yellow tab.

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Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry the vibration motor from its mount.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry the vibration motor from its mount.

This image is too dark and there is no marker to identify the vibration motor.

Amanda Radakovich - Reply

Gently remove the circuit board from the phone by gently pulling it away from the bottom of the phone.
  • Gently remove the circuit board from the phone by gently pulling it away from the bottom of the phone.

There´s some adhesive tape holding the ribbon cable on to the flat connector, it needs to be carefully raised before this board can be removed.

Manny Faulborn - Reply

Using the plastic opening tool, disconnect the ribbon cables from their connectors by gently prying them up. Using the plastic opening tool, disconnect the ribbon cables from their connectors by gently prying them up.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, disconnect the ribbon cables from their connectors by gently prying them up.

Suggest rotating the phone in your hand to better access the ribbon cables?

Amanda Radakovich - Reply

Carefully remove the battery pack from the phone using your hand. The battery is glued in placed by a strip of adhesive on the top side so some force may be necessary.
  • Carefully remove the battery pack from the phone using your hand. The battery is glued in placed by a strip of adhesive on the top side so some force may be necessary.

    • There are fragile tabs on the left and right side of the battery, be careful not to break them off.

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Using a plastic opening tool, lift the copper sheet heat strip from the body of the phone by sticking the tool into one of the upper corner of the copper sheet and slowly sliding it along the edges. Be careful not to rip the copper sheet. Be careful not to rip the copper sheet.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, lift the copper sheet heat strip from the body of the phone by sticking the tool into one of the upper corner of the copper sheet and slowly sliding it along the edges.

    • Be careful not to rip the copper sheet.

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Using a plastic opening tool, unplug the ribbon cable indicated in the picture. Using a plastic opening tool, unplug the ribbon cable indicated in the picture.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, unplug the ribbon cable indicated in the picture.

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Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the display cable from the side of the motherboard by carefully sticking the tool underneath the display cable and gently pulling outward. Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the display cable from the side of the motherboard by carefully sticking the tool underneath the display cable and gently pulling outward.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the display cable from the side of the motherboard by carefully sticking the tool underneath the display cable and gently pulling outward.

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There are four black plastic retainers, two on each side, that keep the motherboard fix in place. To get the motherboard out,  stick a plastic opening tool under one top corner of the motherboard and carefully lift  upward using a small amount of force to pop this side of the motherboard out of the plastic retainers. Be careful not to break the black plastic retainers as these are needed to put the motherboard back in place. Be careful not to break the black plastic retainers as these are needed to put the motherboard back in place.
  • There are four black plastic retainers, two on each side, that keep the motherboard fix in place. To get the motherboard out, stick a plastic opening tool under one top corner of the motherboard and carefully lift upward using a small amount of force to pop this side of the motherboard out of the plastic retainers.

    • Be careful not to break the black plastic retainers as these are needed to put the motherboard back in place.

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Once one side of the motherboard is out of the black plastic retainers, remove the whole motherboard from the phone.
  • Once one side of the motherboard is out of the black plastic retainers, remove the whole motherboard from the phone.

    • The motherboard should come out easily once one side of it is freed from the black plastic retainers.

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Using the plastic opening tool, pry the display cable from the body of the phone. Using the plastic opening tool, pry the display cable from the body of the phone.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry the display cable from the body of the phone.

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Using a hair dryer or a heat gun, heat up the adhesive that attaches the display to the housing. The adhesive lies around the edges of the display.
  • Using a hair dryer or a heat gun, heat up the adhesive that attaches the display to the housing. The adhesive lies around the edges of the display.

    • Using a heat gun will allow you to melt the adhesive in about 30 seconds; whereas a hair dryer will take about 3-5 minutes to melt the adhesive.

Please, could you tell me the exact heat gun's temperature? Thanks!

Esteban Zanolli - Reply

Using the plastic opening tool, pry off the display by inserting the tool in between the display and the housing at the edges of the phone. Once the screen comes away from the backing, gently slide the opening tool around the edges while prying the rest of the screen away.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry off the display by inserting the tool in between the display and the housing at the edges of the phone.

  • Once the screen comes away from the backing, gently slide the opening tool around the edges while prying the rest of the screen away.

    • Be careful not to bend the screen too much, or it might break.

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Once the screen has been separated from the backing, remove the display cable out of the hole in the top of the phone body.
  • Once the screen has been separated from the backing, remove the display cable out of the hole in the top of the phone body.

    • You don't need to be careful removing this cable because it will be replaced by a new cable along with the new display. If you want to save it, rotate the display as you separate the display from the backing.

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Using a plastic opening tool, remove the speaker grill from the display. Place it in its designated spot on the body of the phone. We recommend attaching  the speaker grill to the actual body of the phone rather than the display.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, remove the speaker grill from the display.

  • Place it in its designated spot on the body of the phone.

    • We recommend attaching the speaker grill to the actual body of the phone rather than the display.

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Carefully feed the antenna cables of the new display through the appropriate holes in the housing.
  • Carefully feed the antenna cables of the new display through the appropriate holes in the housing.

  • Reattach the phone display with adhesive. You can either use the old adhesive (if it is in good enough condition), or newly purchased adhesive (2 mm thick, double sided).

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Conclusion

Reassemble your device by following these instructions in reverse order.

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You forgot to mention that there is very strong adhesive under the battery!!!!!!!! I ripped through the freaking battery casing because of that!!!!

Dylan Tucker - Reply

Thank you !!!

seba12 - Reply

Hi i would like to know where do you find the phone parts from, trying to find lcd and housing to fix.

yiling110 - Reply

I used this guide to replace the Zenfone 2 model Z00D display.

The procedure is similar but something change (connectors position for example).

But if you have a Z00D you can follow this guide anyway.

Thank you

Alessandro - Reply

What is the adhesive that has to be used?

Esteban Zanolli - Reply

Followed instructing and even watched a few videos before trying, everything looked great but both the touch and charging port did not work after i replaced the screen. Any ideas? did this happen to anyone else?

Liz Beth - Reply

This one worked for my Zenfone5 pretty well. Simple intuitive variations. Happy now. Gracias!

Camilo Jara Bravo - Reply

I confirm what Dylan Tucker said, that it is very difficult to remove the battery since it is glued with a strong adhesive. Otherwise the tutorial is very clear.

Maximilien Babadjian - Reply

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