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Motorola Droid Pro Motherboard Replacement

What you need

  1. Motorola Droid Pro Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the back cover using the thumb tab located on the bottom of the phone.

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    • Remove the battery using the thumb tab.

  3. Motorola Droid Pro Motherboard Replacement, SD Card/SIM Card PCB Board: step 3, image 1 of 2 Motorola Droid Pro Motherboard Replacement, SD Card/SIM Card PCB Board: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Using a T4 Torx driver, remove the eight 4 mm back panel screws.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to open the phone along the sides between the front panel and the chrome trim.

    • It is held together by small clips that lock in. You may have to use extra force to unlock them.

    • Go around on all sides of the phone, unlocking the clips. Then pull the back panel off.

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    • Gently lift the SD & SIM card board (PCB) as shown.

    • There is a ribbon cable attached underneath. Gently pull the PCB board away from the phone and it will detach easily.

  6. Motorola Droid Pro Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 6, image 1 of 2 Motorola Droid Pro Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Use your plastic opening tool to disconnect the motherboard/keyboard ribbon cable.

    • There are small tabs on the side of the connectors to wedge your tool under.

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    • Use your plastic opening tool to disconnect the two ribbon cables at the top of the phone.

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    • Disconnect the 2nd keyboard connector from the motherboard and remove it from its side holders.

    • This cable is fragile so be careful when disconnecting and moving it around.

  9. Motorola Droid Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T5 Torx Screwdriver to unscrew the 2mm screw.

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    • Remove the camera's rubber seal by pulling it off. It is not connected to anything.

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    • To remove the motherboard, pull it to the side. The camera that is connected to the motherboard does not pull straight up and out from its holder.

Conclusion

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

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