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Introduction

Use this guide to remove the daughterboard including the vibration motor in the Motorola Moto C Plus.

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    • Power off your phone before beginning disassembly.

    • Insert a thumbnail, or spudger, into the notch on the bottom right to start separating the phone unit from the back cover.

    • Move to the bottom left corner and pry the phone unit out of the back cover until you can get a good grip.

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    • Lift the phone out of the back cover.

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    • Use a spudger or fingernail to lift the battery starting at the notch on the bottom left.

    • Lever the battery out of its recess and remove it.

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    • Remove the six 3.1 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the daughterboard cover.

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    • Apply a spudger to the right side of the daughterboard cover.

    • Twist the spudger sideways to pry up the daughterboard cover until you get a good grip.

    • Remove the daughterboard cover.

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    • Disconnect the antenna cable and fold it out of the way.

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    • Use the tip of a spudger to open the brown flap of the ZIF connector that holds the interconnect cable in its place.

    • When reassembling make sure the white line on the cable aligns with the closed flap.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the interconnect flex cable out of the ZIF connector.

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    • Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the bottom part of the display for at least two minutes to loosen the adhesive beneath the daughterboard.

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    • Apply an opening pick to the bottom edge of the daughterboard.

    • Carefully slide the opening pick under the daughterboard to cut the adhesive underneath.

    • Take care to cut the adhesive underneath the vibration motor.

    • Slide the opening pick from right to left to cut all the adhesive.

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    • Remove the daughterboard including the soldered-on vibration motor.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Apply new adhesive where it’s necessary.

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