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Objective: remove the rear case from the Motorola Droid X phone.
  • Objective: remove the rear case from the Motorola Droid X phone.

    • This is what the Motorola Droid X looks like before disassembly. In the front, there is a large LCD touch screen.

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INSTRUCTION: Turn the phone over so that the back faces up.
  • INSTRUCTION: Turn the phone over so that the back faces up.

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Objective: remove the battery casing plate.
  • Objective: remove the battery casing plate.

    • The case plate has a push and slide mechanism.

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INSTRUCTION 1: Push on the upper side of the casing located under the camera lens.
  • INSTRUCTION 1: Push on the upper side of the casing located under the camera lens.

  • INSTRUCTION 2: Slide down the battery case plate.

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INSTRUCTION: Insert your finger tips into the edges of the opening and pull the casing off.
  • INSTRUCTION: Insert your finger tips into the edges of the opening and pull the casing off.

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Objective: remove the battery from the battery compartment.
  • Objective: remove the battery from the battery compartment.

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INSTRUCTION: Grab the red tab that says "Battery Release" and slowly lift it up. This will remove the battery.
  • INSTRUCTION: Grab the red tab that says "Battery Release" and slowly lift it up. This will remove the battery.

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Objective:  remove two small black screws from the back of the phone.
  • Objective: remove two small black screws from the back of the phone.

    • These two (2) screws help hold the phone together. They need to be removed by a Phillips Hex 2mm screwdriver,

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INSTRUCTION: Remove two black screws from the back of the phone.
  • INSTRUCTION: Remove two black screws from the back of the phone.

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Objective: remove the two plastic pieces in front of the phone - they cover the remaining screws.
  • Objective: remove the two plastic pieces in front of the phone - they cover the remaining screws.

    • The two plastic pieces are clipped onto the phone as covers. They are located at the top and the bottom of the phone.

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INSTRUCTION: Flip the phone over to the front side.
  • INSTRUCTION: Flip the phone over to the front side.

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INSTRUCTION: Use the iFixit tool as a crowbar to pry the top plastic cover piece off of the phone.  It will pop off.
  • INSTRUCTION: Use the iFixit tool as a crowbar to pry the top plastic cover piece off of the phone. It will pop off.

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INSTRUCTION: Use the iFixit tool as a crowbar to pry the bottom plastic piece off the phone.
  • INSTRUCTION: Use the iFixit tool as a crowbar to pry the bottom plastic piece off the phone.

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Objective: remove four white screws from the corners of the screen.
  • Objective: remove four white screws from the corners of the screen.

    • These four (4) screws help hold the phone together. Use a Phillips Hex 2mm screwdriver

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INSTRUCTION: remove the 2 white screws from the upper corners of the screen.
  • INSTRUCTION: remove the 2 white screws from the upper corners of the screen.

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INSTRUCTION: remove the 2 white screws from the lower corners of the screen.
  • INSTRUCTION: remove the 2 white screws from the lower corners of the screen.

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Objective: remove the rear case from the phone in order to provide access to inside the phone.
  • Objective: remove the rear case from the phone in order to provide access to inside the phone.

    • The phone is now held together by the casing alone. You need to pop the two halves apart.

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INSTRUCTION: Use the iFixit tool like a crowbar to pry apart the front and rear halves of the  casing. They will pop apart.
  • INSTRUCTION: Use the iFixit tool like a crowbar to pry apart the front and rear halves of the casing. They will pop apart.

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Now you are ready to access the internal circuits of the phone.
  • Now you are ready to access the internal circuits of the phone.

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The objective of the guide is to remove the motherboard from the camera. The mother board is an  L-shaped green circuit board.
  • The objective of the guide is to remove the motherboard from the camera.

    • The mother board is an L-shaped green circuit board.

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In order to start, the rear case should have been removed. Follow the rear case removal guide for that procedure.
  • In order to start, the rear case should have been removed. Follow the rear case removal guide for that procedure.

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Let's start. The objective of the following two steps is  to remove the circuit connectors connected to the mother board.
  • Let's start. The objective of the following two steps is to remove the circuit connectors connected to the mother board.

    • They are "clip-on" type connectors which have a black leathery coating. The connectors are located at the lower bottom left part of the "L-Shaped" motherboard.

    • There are two connectors with the larger one overlapping the smaller one. You can disconnect them either by hand or with the iFixit tool.

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INSTRUCTION: Disconnect the larger connector on the top by pulling on the edge of the black coated connector. It will pop off.
  • INSTRUCTION: Disconnect the larger connector on the top by pulling on the edge of the black coated connector. It will pop off.

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INSTRUCTION: The smaller connector will become visible once the larger one is disconnected. Disconnect it also the same way as before. INSTRUCTION: The smaller connector will become visible once the larger one is disconnected. Disconnect it also the same way as before.
  • INSTRUCTION: The smaller connector will become visible once the larger one is disconnected. Disconnect it also the same way as before.

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Objective: disconnect the white wire connected to the motherboard. The wire is visible at the upper left of the "L-shaped" Motherboard. Each end of the white wire is connected by a circular pop-on connector.
  • Objective: disconnect the white wire connected to the motherboard.

    • The wire is visible at the upper left of the "L-shaped" Motherboard. Each end of the white wire is connected by a circular pop-on connector.

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INSTRUCTION: Grab and pull up on the silver connector that is at the end of the white wire connected to the motherboard until it pops off.
  • INSTRUCTION: Grab and pull up on the silver connector that is at the end of the white wire connected to the motherboard until it pops off.

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Objective: separate the motherboard from the rest of the phone.
  • Objective: separate the motherboard from the rest of the phone.

    • The motherboard is held in place by two silver clasps on the left side of the phone.

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INSTRUCTION: Use the iFixit tool to pry the clasps open. This will free the motherboard from the case.
  • INSTRUCTION: Use the iFixit tool to pry the clasps open. This will free the motherboard from the case.

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Objective: detach the camera component from the phone.
  • Objective: detach the camera component from the phone.

    • The camera component is located at the upper left part of the phone, right above the white wire mentioned previously. The camera is square.

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INSTRUCTION: Grab the camera component and pull it  out of its casing. Keep the camera connected to the mother board.
  • INSTRUCTION: Grab the camera component and pull it out of its casing. Keep the camera connected to the mother board.

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Objective:  disconnect a circuit connector from underneath the motherboard to finish the process.
  • Objective: disconnect a circuit connector from underneath the motherboard to finish the process.

    • The circuit connector is a gold and black colored "clip-on" type connector located in the middle left side of the phone. It is connected to the underside of the motherboard.

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INSTRUCTION: Slowly lift up the motherboard as you would turn a page.
  • INSTRUCTION: Slowly lift up the motherboard as you would turn a page.

    • The motherboard is still connected to the phone.'''

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INSTRUCTION: Use your fingertips to grab  a edge of the connector and pop it off.
  • INSTRUCTION: Use your fingertips to grab a edge of the connector and pop it off.

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Conclusion: Now, you have successfully removed the motherboard.
  • Conclusion: Now, you have successfully removed the motherboard.

  • At this point, you will be left with the following: 2 black screws, 4 silver screws, 1 motherboard, 1 camera, 1 rear case, 1 battery, 2 plastic pieces from the front case, and the rest of the phone.

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The objective of the guide is to replace the camera component on the motherboard.
  • The objective of the guide is to replace the camera component on the motherboard.

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In order to start, the motherboard should have been separated from the rest of the phone.
  • In order to start, the motherboard should have been separated from the rest of the phone.

    • Follow the motherboard removal guide for that procedure.

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Objective: separate the existing camera component from the motherboard.
  • Objective: separate the existing camera component from the motherboard.

    • The camera component is connected to the rear side of the top left of the motherboard. The connector is a black colored tab which is a pop on type mechanism.

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The mother board is an  L-shaped green circuit board.
  • The mother board is an L-shaped green circuit board.

    • It is up side up is when it looks like the capital letter L.

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INSTRUCTION: Have the motherboard upside down.
  • INSTRUCTION: Have the motherboard upside down.

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INSTRUCTION: Flip over the golden circuit   tab .
  • INSTRUCTION: Flip over the golden circuit tab .

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INSTRUCTION: Pull on the edges of the black connector tab and pop it off.
  • INSTRUCTION: Pull on the edges of the black connector tab and pop it off.

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OBJECTIVE: Attach the replacement camera component to the motherboard.
  • OBJECTIVE: Attach the replacement camera component to the motherboard.

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INSTRUCTION: Pop on black connector tab of the new component at the same place where the existing one was removed.
  • INSTRUCTION: Pop on black connector tab of the new component at the same place where the existing one was removed.

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Conclusion: You have finished replacing the camera component of your phone.
  • Conclusion: You have finished replacing the camera component of your phone.

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Conclusion

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

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