Introduction

Replacing the motherboard will take a good amount of time. Before replacing the motherboard, you will need to unplug the entire antenna and take out the battery.

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  • 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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Image 1/1: The black screws are 2.8 mm in length.
  • 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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Image 1/2: 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. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: 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.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Carefully remove the antenna wire from the plastic keepers along the side. Note their position for reassembly. Image 2/2: The antenna connections can be easily bent out of shape. Be sure to lift from underneath the cable as shown.
  • 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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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Image 1/1: There are fragile tabs on the left and right side of the battery, be careful not to break them off.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Be careful not to rip the copper sheet. Image 2/3: Be careful not to rip the copper sheet. Image 3/3: 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.

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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.

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Image 1/3: Be careful not to break the black plastic retainers as these are needed to put the motherboard back in place. Image 2/3: Be careful not to break the black plastic retainers as these are needed to put the motherboard back in place. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: The motherboard should come out easily once one side of it is freed from the black plastic retainers.
  • 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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Conclusion

Put in a new motherboard and reassemble your device by following these instructions in reverse order.

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Hi!I

After replacing the complete appliance front but the unit turns on but nothing appears on the screen, what may have happened?

horacildo - Reply

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Sam Peter - Reply

Is there any place where I can order just the audio jack?

Sergio Lapunov - Reply

Is there a reliable source to buy a motherboard you can suggest? I need to replace the audio jack. Thank you for the neat guide.

sriram010689 - Reply

I want to buy asus zenfone 2 audio jack part..... Plz help me how to get my order

Ngams - Reply

On my unit the problem is not the audio jack itself but the soldering point that is broken. I contacted Asus for the part and they don't want to sell it...

Mathieu Chabot -

i want to buy zenfone 2 ze551ml motherboard please please help me where i can get it at low cost............ please inform me it`s urgent....

Gourav - Reply

how much is the board of asus zenfone 2? I accidentally drop mine in the sea while on vacation and my phone is shorted 100% and they said I have to replace the board and with that I also have to loose my files and pics. everything. thanks

Precy Ann Serafica - Reply

Hi i need a motherboard for asus ZenFone 2 z00ad how can i bye it.?

Arpan Maiti - Reply

hi..

how to identify the UEM of Asus 2 and Asus 6?

Ryan Villamil - Reply

i want to buy zenfone 2 ze551ml motherboard please please help me where i can get it at low cost............ please inform me it`s urgent....

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