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Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken or cracked screen assembly in the Motorola Moto C Plus.

You may need need replacement adhesive to reattach components during reassembly.

  1. Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  4. Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement, Daughterboard Cover: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  6. Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement, Motherboard Cover: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the five 3.1 mm long Phillips #00 screws.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

  9. Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement, Motherboard Assembly: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 3.2 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard.

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

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    • 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.

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    • Pry up and disconnect the antenna cable.

    • Fold the antenna cable out of the way.

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    • 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.

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

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

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

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    • 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.

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

  19. Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the motherboard.

  20. Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement, Daughterboard: step 20, image 1 of 2 Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement, Daughterboard: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  23. Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement: step 23, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  25. Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement: step 25, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the daughterboard including the soldered-on vibration motor.

  26. Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement, Earpiece Speaker: step 26, image 1 of 1
    • Use an iOpener and apply it to the top edge of the display to loosen the adhesive beneath the earpiece speaker.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to carefully grab and remove the earpiece speaker.

  28. Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement, Screen Assembly: step 28, image 1 of 2 Moto C Plus Screen Assembly Replacement, Screen Assembly: step 28, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the rubber headphone jack gasket in the corner of the display assembly.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the rubber charging port gasket.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to grab and remove the microphone rubber gasket at the bottom right end of your phone.

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    • Use an iOpener to loosen the adhesive tape that sits on top of the interconnect and display flex cable. Apply the iOpener on the tape for at least two minutes.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to gently peel the adhesive tape off the flex cables and fold it out of the way.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to gently peel the product sticker off the interconnect cable.

    • In case you can't remove the sticker or it starts to rip apart you can re-apply an iOpener to loosen the adhesive.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to grab and carefully peel up the interconnect flex cable.

    • Remove the interconnect flex cable.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the antenna cable.

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    • Check your replacement part for any other components that need to be transferred before reassembly.

Conclusion

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

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