Alright today we’re going to take apart
the ZTE Force from Sprint. Pretty solid little phone. Make sure to take out the battery and
then the sticker on the inside; all that needs to come out as well. As well as the screw
hidden underneath this little sticker. Make sure to check the video description for a
bunch of replacement parts: speakers, screens….I’ll try to find the cheapest ones off of Amazon
and put those on there for ya. There are 8 screws around the outside of the phone that
I’m taking out right now. As soon as those screws are out, the outside of the frame almost
falls apart with just your fingers. There are a few small little clips that hold the
screen onto the back end of the frame. You can see I’m not even using a tool to pull
this apart. So there you go. And these little black hooks are what I’m talking about that
hold that sticker in place, that’s why that sticker has to come off. There’s the vibrator.
And here we have a ribbon cable attaching the digitizer to the motherboard. So just
pick up that little flap right there and then the ribbon cable slides right out. And then
the motherboard itself is glued onto the screen. It’s not very tight though. This one screw
holding down the top circuit board to the camera does need to come out. And you can
kind of see I’m just loosening up around the motherboard right now. And if I slide
my pry tool all the way through it kind of pops the motherboard away from the screen.
You can see it loosen up right there and then the motherboard is released. It’s not too
hard, but just make sure to loosen it up enough that you don’t apply too much force otherwise
you’ll crack and damage things. So now I’m removing the circuit board from around the
camera. It’s also glued on so there’s a little bit of prying here and there pulls
it away. There we go. There is a…on the right side of that, that’s where that clip
that kind of snaps it on in place. I’ll show you when I install it. There’s another
ribbon cable right here that I just loosened up. And then this part of it was glued on
as well so that will snap off and pull away from the motherboard. To replace the earpiece
you just pry this little black box out. It’s glued on as well. The makers of this phone
love the glue. That’s it. Leave the screen in place. Anyway to reinstall it just kind
of tap it back into place. You can reuse the same glue, there’s enough of it there. Slip
the motherboard back in.
And then all you have to do is slide the little ribbon cable into the slot that it came out
of. And make sure to latch the ribbon cable docking point back down so it doesn’t slip
out. Just like this. So latch it down. Press it back into place using the same tape. Then
here’s that Lego piece I was talking about right in there on that right side. Just make
sure that clicks into place. Then get that screw back on there as well and that will
hold it tight. This is the last ribbon cable from the screen. Just make sure you latch
that back into place as well. The back housing. And then there’s that nice little pile of
8 screws right there that also need to be screwed back into the phone….I kind of forgot
to. Put battery back. And everything works. Anyway, if you have any questions leave them
in the comments. Don’t forget to “like” the video and don’t forget to subscribe.
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