Introduction

The screen is an essential component to all phones. There could be various instances when the screen of your phone begins to malfunction. The following guide will take you step by step on how to install a new screen on your Motorola Defy XT.

Parts

No parts required.

Wedge the plastic opening tool in between the back cover and the body of the phone in the opening denoted by the arrow.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool in between the back cover and the body of the phone in the opening denoted by the arrow.

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Once wedged in the opening, slide the opening tool sideways around the sides of the phone. Remove the back cover and set it aside.
  • Once wedged in the opening, slide the opening tool sideways around the sides of the phone. Remove the back cover and set it aside.

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Insert the opening tool between the battery and the battery holder and wedge the battery out.
  • Insert the opening tool between the battery and the battery holder and wedge the battery out.

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Open the plastic cover with your finger, exposing the SD card.
  • Open the plastic cover with your finger, exposing the SD card.

  • Use the opening tool to grab the edge of the SD card and pull it straight out.

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Use the Torx T4 torque driver to remove the six 5mm screws on the back case. Six 3 mm coarse thread screws.
  • Use the Torx T4 torque driver to remove the six 5mm screws on the back case.

  • Six 3 mm coarse thread screws.

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Use the plastic opening tool to pop the volume buttons off.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pop the volume buttons off.

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Wedge the plastic opening tool between the plastic layer and the shiny front cover.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool between the plastic layer and the shiny front cover.

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Slide the plastic opening tool along the edge wedging the the two pieces apart.
  • Slide the plastic opening tool along the edge wedging the the two pieces apart.

  • Do not completely separate the two pieces, there are still internal components that need to be disconnected.

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Slide the screen out and disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the display to the logic board by pulling straight outward. Be careful when sliding out the screen because the front case and the logic board are still connected by two other ribbon cables.
  • Slide the screen out and disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the display to the logic board by pulling straight outward.

  • Be careful when sliding out the screen because the front case and the logic board are still connected by two other ribbon cables.

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Set the screen aside. Set the screen aside.
  • Set the screen aside.

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Conclusion

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

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