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.

Take the battery cover and battery out of the device and put the unit on its front. Take the battery cover and battery out of the device and put the unit on its front.
  • 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 Remove a total of 6 T5 torx screws
  • Remove a total of 6 T5 torx screws

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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.
  • 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.
  • Remove the back panel and set it aside.

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Unscrew the 2 Philips head (+) screws to remove the camera flash module. This unit has a broken micro usb charging port. 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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After the camera module has been removed pull up any tape covering the digitizer flex cable.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Slowly lift the logic board out of the frame starting at the bottom of the phone. (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.
  • Pry off metal cap to remove shielding to access LCD flex cable.

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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.
  • 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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Slowly lift the LCD from the logic board
  • 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.
  • Lay all the parts out so you can easily see what needs replacing or repairing.

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