Introduction

To begin with, replacing the vibration motor is not that hard. All you need is a JIS size 00 head screwdriver, and a prying tool. CAUTION: The screws from the back of the phone are small, so we recommend using a mat or paper to help keep the screws together and to prevent them from getting lost.

Parts

No parts required.

Use your fingernail to gently pry off the phone's back cover at the indicated location. While your fingernail is under the back cover slide your finger around the edges of the phone until the cover pops off. Use your fingernail to gently pry off the phone's back cover at the indicated location. While your fingernail is under the back cover slide your finger around the edges of the phone until the cover pops off.
  • Use your fingernail to gently pry off the phone's back cover at the indicated location. While your fingernail is under the back cover slide your finger around the edges of the phone until the cover pops off.

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Remove the thirteen black screws and the single silver screw from the back of the phone with a JIS size 00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the thirteen black screws and the single silver screw from the back of the phone with a JIS size 00 screwdriver.

    • The black screws are 2.8 mm in length.

    • The silver screw is 5.5 mm in length.

  • The black screw next to the camera and the flash is covered by a sticker. This screw can be easily removed as if there were no sticker on top of it. The point of the screwdriver should be able to pierce through the sticker easily.

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Use a plastic opening tool to remove the inner phone backing. The parts of the inner backing held down by two strips of double sided tape can be easily loosened by inserting the plastic opening tool underneath it and gently lifting it up.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the inner phone backing.

    • The parts of the inner backing held down by two strips of double sided tape can be easily loosened by inserting the plastic opening tool underneath it and gently lifting it up.

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Note the position of the speaker unit so you can replace it in the correct place during reassembly.
  • Note the position of the speaker unit so you can replace it in the correct place during reassembly.

  • Take the speaker out of the back of the phone. It should come out easily as soon as the inner back is removed because nothing is holding it down in place anymore.

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Use a plastic opening tool to remove the vibration motor. Use a plastic opening tool to unplug the vibration motor at the indicated location.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the vibration motor.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to unplug the vibration motor at the indicated location.

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Conclusion

Plug in the new vibration motor, and then reassemble your device by following the instructions for steps 1-4 in reverse order.

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Will the phone still work without a vibration motor? The wires for the motor ripped and is stuck in the charging port, am I able to turn on the phone or wait until the parts been replaced?

Joerelyn - Reply

That's not a replacement... the final step is impossible => it will ripp the connector from the board.

I bought a replacement for the whole board, but it come without it, and i can"t put my old vibration motor on it... oh and the black square connector is present on the new part

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