Motorola Moto X Display Assembly Replacement
This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.
Replace the display assembly on a Motorola Moto X.
- Author: Sam Lionheart
- Difficulty: Moderate
Shattered screen? Darn digitizer giving your fingers a tough time? Use this guide to replace the display assembly on your Motorola Moto X.
Embed this guide
With the HTML code below, you can embed this guide as a small widget on your website.
- SIM Card 1 step
- Back Cover Assembly 17 steps
- Lower Antenna Assembly 2 steps
- Battery 5 steps
- Motherboard Assembly 10 steps
- Display Assembly 5 steps
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 iOpener 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.
Place the iOpener, not your device, in the microwave and heat it for one minute on the highest power setting.
Be careful not to overheat the iOpener during the repair procedure.
If you have not used your iOpener for some time, or this is the first time you are using the iOpener, microwave it wrapped in a damp paper towel. This will prevent it from burning if it is overheated.
We recommend that you clean your microwave before proceeding, as any nasty gunk on the bottom may end up stuck to the iOpener.
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 flash cable.