Friday, May 20, 2016

Motorola Moto X – How to replace the display of Moto X – Mobiles and smartPhone repair and service

Category: Mobiles and Smartphones Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the panel
  • How to remove the Connections 
  • How to replace the Display

Motorola Moto X 

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
Insert the SIM card eject tool into the hole in the side of the SIM card tray and push to eject the tray. Remove the SIM card tray. If the SIM card does not fall free from the tray on its own, simply remove it with your fingers.
In the following steps you will be releasing the clips holding the phone's cases together. However, the back case is also secured with an adhesive pad. After separating the clips you will use an opener to allow the case to fully open. Do not attempt to fully open the phone before loosening the adhesive. Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam between the front and rear covers near the SIM card slot. Slide the plastic opening tool along the seam toward the upper corner.
Carefully slide the plastic opening tool around the corner, freeing it from clips.
Run the plastic opening tool along the seam nearest the headphone jack on the top of the phone.
Pry around the top right corner of the phone between the two covers.
Carefully slide the opening tool along the button side of the phone. The plastic on the front cover is thinner here and the buttons may move around; go slowly to avoid damaging the buttons or the front cover.
Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam just below the volume rocker to widen the gap.
Continue prying to the lower corner of the phone.
Carefully pry from the corner to the edge of the USB port.
Insert the plastic opening tool at the other end of the USB port and slide around the corner.
Continue separating clips around the corner and along the length of the phone. Once you are certain the clips have all been separated, use the following two steps to prepare your Opener.
Slightly warm up the panel of the phone using hot air blower to remove the cover.
Starting from the SIM slot side, carefully peel the back cover off of the phone. The back cover is very flexible, but you don't want to damage any internal components by being too hasty.
Do not separate the back cover entirely; it is still connected to the phone by the camera lash cable.
The flash cable is attached on the power/volume button side of the phone.
Gently set the back cover down in a way that exposes the camera flash cable connector, but does not put strain on it.
Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the flash cable ZIF connector. Be sure to pry only on the flap itself, not on the connector. Pull the flash cable straight out of its socket.
Separate the back cover from the phone. Remove the four 3 mm T3 Torx screws securing the lower antenna assembly to the phone. Remove the four 3 mm T3 Torx screws securing the lower antenna assembly to the phone.
Remove the four 3 mm T3 Torx screws securing the lower antenna assembly to the phone.
Remove the four 3 mm T3 Torx screws securing the lower antenna assembly to the phone.
Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the lower antenna assembly and free it from the phone.
Remove the antenna assembly.
Insert the tip of a spudger under the battery cable near the connector to lift it straight up from its socket.
Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the NFC antenna cable connector.
Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the ZIF retaining flap from the button assembly cable connector.
Slide the tip of the spudger under the button assembly cable near the connector to pull the cable straight out of its socket.
Insert the flat end of a spudger under the interconnect cable to free it from the adhesive holding it to the battery.
Use the flat end of a spudger to peel the adhesive pull-tab off the top of battery.
Use the adhesive pull-tab to lift the battery from its recess.
The battery is secured to the motherboard with mild adhesive. Peel slowly, and be careful not to bend or puncture the battery.
Remove the battery from the phone.
Remove the five 3 mm T3 Torx screws from the headphone jack/speaker assembly.
Insert a spudger under the panhandle of the headphone jack/speaker assembly and pry it up from its recess.
Remove the headphone jack/speaker assembly.
Push the tip of a spudger under the microphone assembly clip to free it from the earpiece speaker.
Use the flat end of a spudger to free the microphone assembly cable connector.
Use tweezers to remove the microphone assembly.
Disconnect the front-facing camera cable connector.
Remove the front-facing camera from its recess with a pair of tweezers.
Remove the final two 3 mm T3 Torx screws from the SIM slot bracket.
Remove the SIM slot bracket from the motherboard.
Insert the flat end of a spudger under the motherboard above the button assembly cable, and pry it out of the phone.
Be careful not to snag any cables.
The buttons may pop out of their recesses; take care not to lose them.
Gently lift the motherboard out of the phone, rotating it from the SIM slot edge of the phone.
Do not attempt to separate the motherboard entirely; it is still connected to the display by the display cable.
Lay the motherboard down to allow access to the display cable connector.
Use the flat end of a spudger to flip the retaining tab on the display cable ZIF connector.
Carefully pull the display cable out of its connector as you remove the motherboard from the display assembly.
Use the tip of a spudger to nudge the sleep/power button out of its slot in the display assembly.
Remove the sleep/power button cover with a pair of tweezers.
Use the tip of a spudger to push the volume rocker button cover out of the display assembly, and remove.
Use the tip of a hobby knife to pry the button assembly off of the adhesive securing it to the display assembly.
Keep the sharp edge of the knife pointed away from the cable to avoid accidentally cutting it.
Remove the button assembly cable from the display assembly.
Pry the earpiece speaker out of the display assembly with the point of a spudger.
Remove the earpiece speaker with a pair of tweezers.