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Introduction

Follow this guide to remove and replace the screen on a Motorola Edge.

The part in this guide includes the display assembly, screen cable, midframe, volume buttons, power button, and the fingerprint sensor. If you’re replacing just the display panel, follow this guide instead.

This repair requires removing the battery. If the battery is deformed, dented, or damaged in any way, don't reinstall it. Reinstalling a damaged battery is a potential safety hazard. Replace it with a new one.

For your safety, discharge the battery below 25% before disassembling your phone. This reduces the risk of fire if the battery is accidentally damaged during the repair. If your battery is swollen, take appropriate precautions.

  1. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Find the SIM tray: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Find the SIM tray located at the top of the phone.

  2. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Eject the SIM tray: step 2, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Eject the SIM tray: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a SIM eject tool or SIM eject bit into the small hole in the SIM card tray.

    • If the tool you're using doesn't fit, don't force it. Forcing a tool may cause it to get stuck or break inside the ejection port.

    • Press to eject the tray.

  3. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the SIM card tray assembly: step 3, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the SIM card tray assembly: step 3, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the SIM card tray assembly: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the SIM card tray from the phone.

  4. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Heat the bottom edge: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Completely power off your phone before you begin.

    • Heat an iOpener, then apply it along the bottom edge of the back cover for two minutes.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the phone because the display and internal battery are both susceptible to heat damage.

  5. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Separate the bottom adhesive: step 5, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Separate the bottom adhesive: step 5, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Separate the bottom adhesive: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Apply a suction cup to the back of the phone, as close to the center of the bottom edge as possible.

    • Pull up on the suction cup with strong, steady force to create a gap between the back cover and the frame.

    • Depending on the age of your phone, this may be difficult. If you're having trouble, apply more heat to the edge and try again.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

  6. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Slice the bottom adhesive: step 6, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Slice the bottom adhesive: step 6, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Slice the bottom adhesive: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the pick back and forth along the bottom edge to slice through the adhesive.

    • Leave the pick in to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  7. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Heat the right edge: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the back cover's right edge for two minutes.

  8. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Separate the corner adhesive: step 8, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Separate the corner adhesive: step 8, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Separate the corner adhesive: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Rotate the opening pick around the bottom-right corner of the phone.

  9. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Separate the right adhesive: step 9, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Separate the right adhesive: step 9, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Separate the right adhesive: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a new opening pick into the gap you just created.

    • Slide the pick along the right edge of the phone to separate the adhesive.

    • Repeat the heating, slicing, and leaving opening picks for the remaining edges of the device.

  10. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 10, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 10, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the back cover, taking care not to damage the components inside the phone.

  11. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the motherboard's screws: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the twelve 3.4 mm-long screws securing the motherboard cover.

  12. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the motherboard cover: step 12, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the motherboard cover: step 12, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the motherboard cover: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of blunt tweezers or your fingers to lift up and remove the motherboard cover.

    • The motherboard cover also contains the phone's flash.

  13. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the battery cable's press connector: step 13, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the battery cable's press connector: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the battery cable's press connector from the motherboard.

    • To re-attach press connectors like this one, carefully align and press down on one side until it clicks into place, then repeat on the other side. Don't press down on the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend, causing permanent damage.

  14. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the daughterboard's t5 screws: step 14, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the daughterboard's t5 screws: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the nine 3.4 mm screws securing the daughterboard.

  15. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the daughterboard cover: step 15, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the daughterboard cover: step 15, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the daughterboard cover: step 15, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry up the plastic daughterboard cover and disconnect it from the rest of the phone.

  16. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the interconnect cable from the daughterboard: step 16, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the interconnect cable from the daughterboard: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the interconnect cable's press connector from the daughterboard.

  17. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the interconnect cable from the motherboard: step 17, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the interconnect cable from the motherboard: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the interconnect cable's press connector from the motherboard.

  18. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the interconnect cable: step 18, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the interconnect cable: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to remove the interconnect cable after it has been disconnected from both the motherboard and daughterboard.

  19. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the screen ribbon cable's press connector: step 19, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the screen ribbon cable's press connector: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the screen ribbon cable's press connector from the motherboard.

  20. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the copper tape: step 20, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the copper tape: step 20, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the copper tape: step 20, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of blunt tweezers to peel up and remove the copper tape covering the front camera ribbon cable.

  21. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the front camera cable's press connector: step 21, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the front camera cable's press connector: step 21, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the front camera cable's press connector: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry up the front camera cable's press connector and disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Remove the front camera.

  22. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the wide angle camera's press connector: step 22, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the wide angle camera's press connector: step 22, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the wide angle camera's press connector: step 22, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry up the wide angle camera cable's press connector and disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Remove the wide angle camera.

  23. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the main camera cable's press connector: step 23, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the main camera cable's press connector: step 23, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the main camera cable's press connector: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry up the main camera cable's press connector and disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Remove the main camera.

  24. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the telephoto camera's press connector: step 24, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the telephoto camera's press connector: step 24, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the telephoto camera's press connector: step 24, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the telephoto camera cable's press connector from the motherboard.

    • Remove the telephoto camera.

  25. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the black coaxial cable: step 25, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the black coaxial cable: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up the black coaxial cable and detach it from the motherboard.

  26. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the white coaxial cable: step 26, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the white coaxial cable: step 26, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up the white coaxial cable and detach it from the motherboard.

  27. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the motherboard: step 27, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the motherboard: step 27, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the motherboard: step 27, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry up and remove the motherboard.

    • Make sure no cables get trapped under the motherboard during reassembly.

  28. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Weaken the earpiece speaker's adhesive: step 28, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a drop or two of isopropyl alcohol to weaken the adhesive securing the earpiece speaker.

    • Wait thirty seconds for the isopropyl alcohol to weaken the adhesive.

    • The adhesive is located both under the ribbon cable and under the earpiece speaker.

  29. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the earpiece speaker cable: step 29, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the earpiece speaker cable: step 29, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the earpiece speaker cable: step 29, image 3 of 3
    • Use an opening pick to disconnect the earpiece speaker cable from the midframe.

  30. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the earpiece speaker: step 30, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the earpiece speaker: step 30, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the earpiece speaker: step 30, image 3 of 3
    • Pry at the edge of the earpiece speaker with a spudger to detach it from the frame.

    • If there's any alcohol solution remaining in the phone, carefully wipe it off with a lint-free cloth or allow it to air dry before installing the earpiece speaker.

    • During reassembly, follow this guide if you are using a pre-cut adhesive card to reinstall the earpiece speaker.

  31. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the fingerprint sensor cable's press connector: step 31, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the fingerprint sensor cable's press connector: step 31, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up the fingerprint sensor cable's press connector and disconnect it from the daughterboard.

  32. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the daughterboard screw: step 32, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the daughterboard screw: step 32, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the single 3.2 mm screw securing the daughterboard.

  33. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the black coaxial cable: step 33, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the black coaxial cable: step 33, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up the black coaxial cable and detach it from the daughterboard.

  34. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the white coaxial cable: step 34, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Disconnect the white coaxial cable: step 34, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up the white coaxial cable and disconnect it from the daughterboard.

  35. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the daughterboard: step 35, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the daughterboard: step 35, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the daughterboard: step 35, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry up and separate the daughterboard from the rest of the phone.

    • When removing and replacing the daughterboard, be careful not to damage any of the cables that attach to it.

  36. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Weaken the vibrator's adhesive: step 36, image 1 of 1
    • Use a drop or two of isopropyl alcohol to weaken the adhesive attaching the vibrator to the phone's frame.

    • Wait thirty seconds for the isopropyl alcohol to weaken the adhesive under the vibrator.

  37. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Detach the vibrator's ribbon cable: step 37, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Detach the vibrator's ribbon cable: step 37, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Detach the vibrator's ribbon cable: step 37, image 3 of 3
    • Use an opening pick to carefully separate the vibrator's ribbon cable from the frame of the phone.

  38. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the vibrator: step 38, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the vibrator: step 38, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the vibrator: step 38, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to carefully separate and remove the vibrator.

    • If there's any alcohol solution remaining in the phone, carefully wipe it off with a lint-free cloth or allow it to air dry before installing the vibrator.

    • During reassembly, follow this guide if you are using a pre-cut adhesive card to reinstall the vibrator.

  39. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Wedge a spudger behind the microphone gasket: step 39, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Wedge a spudger behind the microphone gasket: step 39, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Wedge a spudger behind the microphone gasket: step 39, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger behind the red microphone gasket at the top of the midframe.

    • There is a small hole in the microphone gasket. You can gently place the spudger in the hole to help remove the gasket from the midframe.

  40. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the microphone gasket: step 40, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger to dislodge and remove the red microphone gasket from the top of the midframe.

  41. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Wedge a spudger behind the microphone gasket: step 41, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Wedge a spudger behind the microphone gasket: step 41, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Wedge a spudger behind the microphone gasket: step 41, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger behind the red microphone gasket at the bottom of the midframe.

    • There is a small hole in the microphone gasket. You can gently place the spudger in the hole to help remove the gasket from the midframe.

  42. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the microphone gasket: step 42, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the microphone gasket: step 42, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the microphone gasket: step 42, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger behind the microphone gasket at the bottom of the midframe.

  43. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Weaken the battery's adhesive: step 43, image 1 of 1
    • Heat an iOpener and place it on the screen for two minutes in order to loosen the adhesive on the battery.

    • You may need to reheat and reapply the iOpener several times to get the phone warm enough. Follow the iOpener instructions to avoid overheating.

  44. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Create a gap between the battery and the frame: step 44, image 1 of 2 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Create a gap between the battery and the frame: step 44, image 2 of 2
    • Wedge the pointed end of an opening pick between the right side of the battery and the midframe.

    • Take care not to puncture or bend the battery with your tool—a punctured or bent battery may leak dangerous chemicals or cause a fire.

    • Be careful not to damage the screen's ribbon cable, which is located underneath the battery.

  45. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Switch to a plastic card: step 45, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Switch to a plastic card: step 45, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Switch to a plastic card: step 45, image 3 of 3
    • After making a gap between the battery and the frame, replace the opening pick with a plastic card.

    • A plastic card will help ensure that the battery is not bent or damaged while being removed.

  46. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Cut through the battery's adhesive: step 46, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Cut through the battery's adhesive: step 46, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Cut through the battery's adhesive: step 46, image 3 of 3
    • Carefully slide a plastic card underneath the battery to cut through the adhesive.

  47. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the battery: step 47, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the battery: step 47, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Remove the battery: step 47, image 3 of 3
    • Slide a plastic card under the battery, then carefully lift the battery up until the adhesive is loose enough to remove the battery.

  48. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement: step 48, image 1 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement: step 48, image 2 of 3 Motorola Edge Screen Replacement: step 48, image 3 of 3
    • Separate and remove the battery from the midframe.

    • If the battery is deformed, dented, or damaged in any way, don't reinstall it. Reinstalling a damaged battery is a potential safety hazard. Replace it with a new one.

    • During reassembly, follow this guide if you are using a pre-cut adhesive card to reinstall the battery.

  49. Motorola Edge Screen Replacement, Replace the screen assembly: step 49, image 1 of 1
    • The remainder of the components in the phone are included in the screen assembly. You can now re-assemble your device.

Conclusion

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

For optimal performance, calibrate your newly installed battery after completing this guide.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers Community for help.

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before you install it.

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