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Introduction

Follow this guide to perform the replacement of the motherboard on a ZTE Lever smartphone.

  1. Remove the SD card and the Sim card from the device.
    • Remove the SD card and the Sim card from the device.

    • The Sim and SD cards are not shown here as our device did not come with them.

  2. Use an iFixit opening tool to separate the back from the device. Use an iFixit opening tool to separate the back from the device.
    • Use an iFixit opening tool to separate the back from the device.

  3. Remove the two 1.6mm Phillips #0 screws from the battery plug cover. Remove the cover.
    • Remove the two 1.6mm Phillips #0 screws from the battery plug cover.

    • Remove the cover.

  4. Disconnect the battery cable from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool. Disconnect the battery cable from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.
    • Disconnect the battery cable from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.

  5. Use your hands, or a plastic opening tool, to pry the battery from the phone.
    • Use your hands, or a plastic opening tool, to pry the battery from the phone.

  6. Remove the three 1.6mm Phillips #0 screws from the plastic cover on the motherboard.
    • Remove the three 1.6mm Phillips #0 screws from the plastic cover on the motherboard.

  7. Remove the top plastic motherboard cover using a plastic opening tool. Remove the top plastic motherboard cover using a plastic opening tool. Remove the top plastic motherboard cover using a plastic opening tool.
    • Remove the top plastic motherboard cover using a plastic opening tool.

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  9. Use a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on the volume ribbon cable ZIF socket. Use a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on the volume ribbon cable ZIF socket.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on the volume ribbon cable ZIF socket.

  10. Peel up the volume button cable from the phone with hands, or plastic opening tool. Peel up the volume button cable from the phone with hands, or plastic opening tool.
    • Peel up the volume button cable from the phone with hands, or plastic opening tool.

  11. Disconnect the power button from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.
    • Disconnect the power button from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.

  12. Peel the power button cable up from the phone with you hands, or a plastic opening tool. Peel the power button cable up from the phone with you hands, or a plastic opening tool.
    • Peel the power button cable up from the phone with you hands, or a plastic opening tool.

  13. Remove the seven 1.6mm Phillips #0 screws from the plastic cover on the bottom of the motherboard. Remove the seven 1.6mm Phillips #0 screws from the plastic cover on the bottom of the motherboard.
    • Remove the seven 1.6mm Phillips #0 screws from the plastic cover on the bottom of the motherboard.

  14. Remove the bottom plastic motherboard cover with your fingers
    • Remove the bottom plastic motherboard cover with your fingers

  15. Disconnect the camera from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool. Disconnect the camera from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.
    • Disconnect the camera from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.

  16. Disconnect the display cable from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.
    • Disconnect the display cable from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.

  17. Disconnect the camera from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool. Disconnect the camera from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool. Disconnect the camera from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.
    • Disconnect the camera from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.

  18. Disconnect the rear speaker cable from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.
    • Disconnect the rear speaker cable from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.

  19. Pry the motherboard cell battery from its position on the case of the phone
    • Pry the motherboard cell battery from its position on the case of the phone

  20. Using the plastic opening tool, pry the motherboard  up, sliding along the edge  to separate the pieces. Using the plastic opening tool, pry the motherboard  up, sliding along the edge  to separate the pieces. Using the plastic opening tool, pry the motherboard  up, sliding along the edge  to separate the pieces.
    • Using the plastic opening tool, pry the motherboard up, sliding along the edge to separate the pieces.

  21. Remove the motherboard with your fingers.
    • Remove the motherboard with your fingers.

Conclusion

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

Luke Kilbourne

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One Comment

Those are excellent instructions but I need to know where at on the motherboard is the internal memory storage cuz my phone is so screwed up that it won't charge or turn on or anything lol,so I got a different phone n got my SD card out of the ZTE n put in my new phone and there are some pics that I really need,but I was wondering if there was any way possible that I could put the SD card back in the ZTE motherboard and some how move the pics onto my SD card so I can have them on my new phone.This is killing my brain on trying to think of ways to succeed n can't please get back to me,,,thanks.

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