Introduction

This guide will teach you the way to replace the screen on the zte max and show you how to tear it down.

JUST LIFT IT UP FROM THE CORNER WITH A FLAT HEAD OR A SIMILAR TOOL FROM THE ONE YOU SEE ON THE PIC JUST LIFT IT UP FROM THE CORNER WITH A FLAT HEAD OR A SIMILAR TOOL FROM THE ONE YOU SEE ON THE PIC
  • JUST LIFT IT UP FROM THE CORNER WITH A FLAT HEAD OR A SIMILAR TOOL FROM THE ONE YOU SEE ON THE PIC

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THE YELLOW SCREWS AS SHOWN ON THE PIC WILL AVOID YOUR WARRANTY, JUST USE A PHILLIP SCREWDRIVER TO TAKE OUT THE SCREW.
  • THE YELLOW SCREWS AS SHOWN ON THE PIC WILL AVOID YOUR WARRANTY, JUST USE A PHILLIP SCREWDRIVER TO TAKE OUT THE SCREW.

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LIFT UP THE BACK WITH A FLAT HEAD OR A SIMILAR TOOL TO A FLAT HEAD , SO YOU CAN REMOVE THE BACK COMPLETELY LIFT UP THE BACK WITH A FLAT HEAD OR A SIMILAR TOOL TO A FLAT HEAD , SO YOU CAN REMOVE THE BACK COMPLETELY
  • LIFT UP THE BACK WITH A FLAT HEAD OR A SIMILAR TOOL TO A FLAT HEAD , SO YOU CAN REMOVE THE BACK COMPLETELY

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WITH A PHILLIP SCREW DRIVER REMOVE THOSE OTHER SCREWS.
  • WITH A PHILLIP SCREW DRIVER REMOVE THOSE OTHER SCREWS.

  • WITH A FLAT HEAD REMOVE THE RIBBONS AND THE BATTERY CONNECTORS

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WITH A HEATING GUN HEAT THE BACK AND FRONT SO THE GLUE CAN BE REMOVED MORE EASILY WITH A HEATING GUN HEAT THE BACK AND FRONT SO THE GLUE CAN BE REMOVED MORE EASILY
  • WITH A HEATING GUN HEAT THE BACK AND FRONT SO THE GLUE CAN BE REMOVED MORE EASILY

The glue or double-stick tape holding the screen in the screen bezel is concentrated in two strips across the top and bottom of the phone's screen face.

Only the top 3/4 cm of the screen needs to be warmed to loosen the adhesive.

RickBerry - Reply

AFTER YOU APPLY THE ADHESIVE TAPE JUST PUT THE SCREEN ON THE CORRECT POSITION AND MAKE SURE YOU PUSH THE RIBBONS CORRECTLY AFTER YOU APPLY THE ADHESIVE TAPE JUST PUT THE SCREEN ON THE CORRECT POSITION AND MAKE SURE YOU PUSH THE RIBBONS CORRECTLY
  • AFTER YOU APPLY THE ADHESIVE TAPE JUST PUT THE SCREEN ON THE CORRECT POSITION AND MAKE SURE YOU PUSH THE RIBBONS CORRECTLY

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Conclusion

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

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So how do you get the battery connector unplugged?

jeremylester56 - Reply

take a small flat head screw driver stick it under the white connector (from the side that has the red wire) pry upwards and it will come off. its wedged into the plastic encasing. dont stick the Flathead in all the way you might damage the connectors underneath.

h2kwireless -

Use the black tabs stuck on the bottom of the battery to lift the battery up... assuming you have removed all bolts and flat cables as instructed up to this point. when you do this, work it back and forth applying heat from a heat gun or hair dryer. the battery will eventually give way and you can take the entire circuit board and battery and lay it over on its backside next to the screen.

Take your heat gun or blow dryer and apply heat to the volume buttons still stuck to the side of the screen, remove the buttons.

Now apply a great amount of heat, front and back, until it's very warm to the touch, push through the small holes located on the back of the screen housing to apply pressure on the back of the screen. Keep applying pressure to those holes and eventually the screen will start to give way enough to get a spudger in and work the screen the rest of the way out.

Joseph Brewer - Reply

dude I can not get this battery out I'm afraid to apply to much heat to it I don't want the battery to explode on me lol, how much heat can this battery take?

Richard Jackson -

By disassembling will it erase the saved info in the phone?

John - Reply

Not unless u short out the motherboard. But I've done about 1500 or more repairs and I've probably destroyed 1 motherboard in all that time. Generally, if u know what your doing and take ur time there's no data loss.

Monte Davis -

Put adhisive where ? On which side?

maria arredondo duran - Reply

If I are not using precut adhesive you will need to apply adhesive on all four sides of the screen.

Monte Davis -

How do you plug the battery back up

dez da finesser - Reply

Pls where can I source the touch screen/pad mine is broken and I like this phone

uche oscar - Reply

Problem after replacing screen. It turns on and constantly resets

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