Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ASUS PadFone – Disassembling procedure – How to replace the mother board

 

Using the spudger, insert the tip into the crease between the back cover and the phone and pry it upwards.
Work your way around the phone until the entire back cover is loose.
Remove the 13 screws using the torx T5 bit in the screwdriver.
Using the spudger, insert the tip into the crease between the mid-frame and the phone and pry it upwards.
Work your way around the phone until the entire back cover is loose and remove the mid-frame.
Using the plastic spudger, gently disconnect the battery cable from the motherboard.
Applying too much force will damage the connector.
Use the plastic spudger to pry the battery pack from the phone. Pry along edge away from the motherboard as this might damage the motherboard.
The battery pack is held on by double sided tape, you will have to apply some force when prying out the battery.
Using a flat head screwdriver, pry the speaker connector from the motherboard.
Use the plastic spudger tool to gently pry the camera connector up from its socket on the motherboard.
Applying too much force will damage the conector
Using the tweezers, remove the rear camera from the Padfone X
The camera is lightly glued to the motherboard. You may need to use a plastic opening tool to loosen the adhesive under the camera
Insert the tip of the flat head screwdriver between the panel and the metal clip then gently push down until the clip is slightly bent away from the panel.
Do this for all the clips holding the panel down.
After all clips are bent away, remove the panel.
Disconnect the first connector by prying it upward using the spudger.
Disconnect the second connector by first lifting the lock then pulling the connector outward.
Insert the tip of the spudger under the motherboard and gently pry upward.
Work your way around until the motherboard is free.
Once the motherboard is removed, replace it with a new motherboard.