Introduction

This guide explains how to replace a damaged or broken motherboard on the Motorola Cliq. You will need to be ready to handle many small parts, including 4.0 mm screws and multiple small panels.

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  • Turning over your phone, place two fingers on the back cover and apply pressure away from the camera to slide the back cover off.

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Image 1/2: The pull tab may be tucked under the battery. Image 2/2: The pull tab may be tucked under the battery.
  • Pinch the battery pull tab located below the camera, pull it upwards, and remove the battery.

    • The pull tab may be tucked under the battery.

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Image 1/3: The panel is held down by adhesive and may require you to wedge and pry the right side of the panel before it can be easily removed. Image 2/3: The panel is held down by adhesive and may require you to wedge and pry the right side of the panel before it can be easily removed. Image 3/3: The panel is held down by adhesive and may require you to wedge and pry the right side of the panel before it can be easily removed.
  • Wedge a plastic opening tool behind the panel covering the camera, pry it up, and remove it using your fingers.

    • The panel is held down by adhesive and may require you to wedge and pry the right side of the panel before it can be easily removed.

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  • Remove the six 4.0 mm T4 Torx screws which line the edge of the back of the phone.

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Image 1/3: Wedge a plastic opening tool where the keyboard meets the back casing of the phone next to the headphone jack. Image 2/3: Carefully pry open the back casing along the keyboard's edge until at least two corners of the back casing are separated from the keyboard. Image 3/3: Do not fully separate the rear panel from the phone. A cable is connecting the two parts together.
  • Turn the phone over and slide out the keyboard.

  • Wedge a plastic opening tool where the keyboard meets the back casing of the phone next to the headphone jack.

  • Carefully pry open the back casing along the keyboard's edge until at least two corners of the back casing are separated from the keyboard.

    • Do not fully separate the rear panel from the phone. A cable is connecting the two parts together.

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  • Carefully separate the back casing from the rest of the phone.

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Image 1/2: The ZIF connector is glued down. Be gentle! Ripping it off or breaking it will make your phone inoperable. Image 2/2: You may need adhesive to keep your power cable in place when reassembling your phone.
  • Gently pry ZIF connector upwards using the flat end of a spudger tool.

    • The ZIF connector is glued down. Be gentle! Ripping it off or breaking it will make your phone inoperable.

    • You may need adhesive to keep your power cable in place when reassembling your phone.

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Image 1/3: The rear casing and the rest of the phone should now be completely separated. Image 2/3: The rear casing and the rest of the phone should now be completely separated. Image 3/3: The rear casing and the rest of the phone should now be completely separated.
  • Press your thumb against the orange power cable and pull it down slowly to disconnect the power cable from the bottom of the keyboard.

  • The rear casing and the rest of the phone should now be completely separated.

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  • Wedge the plastic opening tool underneath the black display connector and pry it off its socket on the motherboard.

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  • Pry the orange keyboard connector from its socket on the motherboard using the edge of the plastic opening tool.

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  • Carefully grab the sides of the motherboard with your fingers and remove it from the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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