Motorola Droid 4 – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the rear cover – How to remove the Battery – How to remove the mother board – Mobiles and Smart Phones Repair and Service

Category: Mobiles and Smartphones Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the rear cover
  • How to remove the battery 
  • How to remove the mother board 

Motorola Droid

Removing Rear Panel
Insert the rear cover removal tool, or a paper clip, in the hole near the back camera lens.
Slide the cover down to remove.
Remove the sticker on the rear compartment to reveal the battery.
Hold the battery with your thumb while removing the sticker or you might end up ripping the battery out of the phone, damaging the flex cable.
Use the T5 Torx Screwdriver to remove both 2.5 mm screws from the battery cable.
Use the Spudger to unstick the battery.
It's difficult to remove the battery without a pry tool like the spudger because of the strong adhesive. If you try removing it with just your fingers, the battery may bend.
Using the blue plastic opening tool, pry off the thin plastic camera cover.
The plastic cover is fragile, so proceed carefully.
Remove the four screws, indicated by the red circles, with the screwdriver and T5 Torx bit.
The screws are philips 2.5mm. One screw is a different color (silver) from the others (black).
Insert the spudger between the rear bezel and the main housing. The bezel is fragile, so proceed carefully.
Slide the spudger around all sides of the phone to separate the bezel from the housing. Pry the bezel free.
Be careful of the adhesive that holds the bezel to the main housing. Prying too hard may damage your phone.
Remove the 12 screws holding the housing in place using a T5 Torx screwdriver.
Follow the red circles, indicated in the picture, to locate the screws.
The 12 screws are (silver) philips 2.5mm
Separate the housing from the motherboard.
Be careful while separating the housing. The power and volume buttons are easily separated from the housing and can be damaged.
The Motherboard is the brain of the phone, handle with care.
Using the spudger, separate the motherboard from the keyboard frame.
Tilt the motherboard upward from the side of the charger connection as shown in the picture.
Using the spudger, gently disconnect the two motherboard connections.
Once the motherboard is separated from the phone place it in a safe place.