Introduction

The Motorola ES400 is used mostly in harsh environments and is rated to military spec but can still be vulnerable to being damaged.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Motorola ES400, use our service manual.

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  • Take the battery cover and battery out of the device and put the unit on its front.

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  • Remove a total of 6 T5 torx screws

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Image 1/3: Continue along the side near the volume buttons slowly seperating the back panel from the frame. Image 2/3: Once the back panel has been seperated from the frame slowly take it off, being careful not to break any plastic parts/clips. Image 3/3: Keep track of your screws.
  • After all 6 screws have been removed, start by using a plastic pry tool to separate the back panel from the side frame.

  • Continue along the side near the volume buttons slowly seperating the back panel from the frame.

  • Once the back panel has been seperated from the frame slowly take it off, being careful not to break any plastic parts/clips.

    • Keep track of your screws.

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  • Remove the back panel and set it aside.

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Image 1/3: This unit has a broken micro usb charging port. Image 2/3: This unit has a broken micro usb charging port. Image 3/3: This unit has a broken micro usb charging port.
  • Unscrew the 2 Philips head (+) screws to remove the camera flash module.

    • This unit has a broken micro usb charging port.

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Image 1/1: Flip up the plastic lever and then slowly nudge the flex cable out of the socket.
  • After the camera module has been removed pull up any tape covering the digitizer flex cable.

  • Flip up the plastic lever and then slowly nudge the flex cable out of the socket.

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  • Near the memory card slot on the right side carefully lift the logic board over the finger to release the logic board from the frame.

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  • On the left side carefully lift the logic board over the finger to release the logic board from the frame.

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  • After all the fingers and clips have been released/removed, use a plastic prying tool to carefully pry the logic board out of the frame.

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Image 1/2: (Fingers are released shown in orange) Image 2/2: (Fingers are released shown in orange)
  • Slowly lift the logic board out of the frame starting at the bottom of the phone.

    • (Fingers are released shown in orange)

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  • Pry off metal cap to remove shielding to access LCD flex cable.

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Image 1/2: Once the plastic flipper has been flipped, slowly nudge the flex cable out of the socket. Image 2/2: Once the plastic flipper has been flipped, slowly nudge the flex cable out of the socket.
  • Use a flat head screwdriver to flip up the FPC connector.

  • Once the plastic flipper has been flipped, slowly nudge the flex cable out of the socket.

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Image 1/1: Be mindful of double-sided tape on the backside of the LCD holding the mainboard to the screen.
  • Slowly lift the LCD from the logic board

  • Be mindful of double-sided tape on the backside of the LCD holding the mainboard to the screen.

  • Always handle the LCD with care so you do not crack it or apply any finger prints to the face of the LCD

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  • Lay all the parts out so you can easily see what needs replacing or repairing.

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Jordan Wires

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This disassembly guide was provided by Wires Computing Electronics Repair. for help with any repairs in Burlington Vermont please visit: www.wirescomputing.com

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