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Introduction

Use this guide to remove the motherboard with the cameras and headphone jack attached from your Motorola Moto C Plus.

  1. 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.
    • 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.

  2. Lift the phone out of the back cover. Lift the phone out of the back cover.
    • Lift the phone out of the back cover.

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

  4. Remove the five 3.1 mm long Phillips #00 screws.
    • Remove the five 3.1 mm long Phillips #00 screws.

  5. Apply an opening pick to the bottom right corner of the motherboard cover. Twist the opening pick to free the motherboard cover out of the plastic clamps on the right side of the phone. Twist the opening pick to free the motherboard cover out of the plastic clamps on the right side of the phone.
    • Apply an opening pick to the bottom right corner of the motherboard cover.

    • Twist the opening pick to free the motherboard cover out of the plastic clamps on the right side of the phone.

  6. Repeat the previous step on the left side of the motherboard cover to free it out of the plastic clamps. Pry up the motherboard cover until you can get a good grip.
    • Repeat the previous step on the left side of the motherboard cover to free it out of the plastic clamps.

    • Pry up the motherboard cover until you can get a good grip.

    • Remove the motherboard cover.

  7. Remove the two 3.2 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard.
    • Remove the two 3.2 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard.

  8. Use the tip of a spudger to lift the latch on the power and volume button ZIF connector. Use the tip of a spudger to lift the latch on the power and volume button ZIF connector.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to lift the latch on the power and volume button ZIF connector.

  9. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the power and volume button flex cable out of the ZIF connector. Fold the power and volume button flex cable out of the way.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the power and volume button flex cable out of the ZIF connector.

    • Fold the power and volume button flex cable out of the way.

  10. Pry up and disconnect the antenna cable. Fold the antenna cable out of the way.
    • Pry up and disconnect the antenna cable.

    • Fold the antenna cable out of the way.

  11. Use the tip of a spudger to open the interconnect cable ZIF connector by lifting the brown flap. When reassembling make sure the white line on the cable aligns with the closed flap.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to open the interconnect cable ZIF connector by lifting the brown flap.

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

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

  13. Use the tip of a spudger to open the flap of the ZIF connector next to the headphone jack. Use the tip of a spudger to open the flap of the ZIF connector next to the headphone jack.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to open the flap of the ZIF connector next to the headphone jack.

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

  15. Don't try to remove the motherboard all the way yet. The display flex cable is still connected to its rear side. Use a spudger to carefully lift the motherboard until you can get a good grip. Avoid to damage the cables next to the motherboard.
    • Don't try to remove the motherboard all the way yet. The display flex cable is still connected to its rear side.

    • Use a spudger to carefully lift the motherboard until you can get a good grip. Avoid to damage the cables next to the motherboard.

    • Lift the motherboard and fold it back until you have enough space to disconnect the display flex cable.

  16. Use the edge of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the display flex cable from the motherboard. Use the edge of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the display flex cable from the motherboard.
    • Use the edge of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the display flex cable from the motherboard.

  17. Remove the motherboard.
    • Remove the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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