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Introduction

Use this guide to remove or replace the Moto E4 charging port.

  1. Before removing the battery, power off your Moto E4. Remove the plastic cover by gently prying it up from the notch at the bottom right corner of the phone.
    • Before removing the battery, power off your Moto E4.

    • Remove the plastic cover by gently prying it up from the notch at the bottom right corner of the phone.

    • With the phone face down, lift the battery up by the labeled tab and remove it from the device.

  2. Remove the six 4mm screws from the bottom plastic cover with a Phillips driver bit.
    • Remove the six 4mm screws from the bottom plastic cover with a Phillips driver bit.

  3. Gently pry the plastic cover from the phone using an iFixit opening tool.
    • Gently pry the plastic cover from the phone using an iFixit opening tool.

    • Once loose, remove the plastic cover from the phone.

  4. Detach the two ribbon cable connectors from the top of the board using an iFixit opening tool. Unplug the antenna cable connector from the board using an iFixit opening tool. Unplug the antenna cable connector from the board using an iFixit opening tool.
    • Detach the two ribbon cable connectors from the top of the board using an iFixit opening tool.

    • Unplug the antenna cable connector from the board using an iFixit opening tool.

  5. Lift the vibrator out of its slot using the Halberd Spudger hook. Lift the vibrator out of its slot using the Halberd Spudger hook. Lift the vibrator out of its slot using the Halberd Spudger hook.
    • Lift the vibrator out of its slot using the Halberd Spudger hook.

  6. Remove the two 4mm silver screws holding down the charging port board with Phillips bit. Remove the two 4mm silver screws holding down the charging port board with Phillips bit.
    • Remove the two 4mm silver screws holding down the charging port board with Phillips bit.

  7. Place the iFixit opening tool underneath the board in between the micro USB port and the microphone. Push forward and lift gently until the board lifts up.
    • Place the iFixit opening tool underneath the board in between the micro USB port and the microphone.

    • Push forward and lift gently until the board lifts up.

    • Remove the charging port board from the device.

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

These directions don't seem very clear. In some pictures you have the parts in question circled. Why is this not done in every picture? Also, where you say to remove some parts, you're just holding tools to the places where they are. It would be more helpful if you included pictures where the part you're talking about is clearly removed.

It looks like only one person that has read these directions has actually completed the task using them. I'm not bad at this type of thing at all, but I feel that if I attempted to replace the charging port on my e4 using this guide there's a good chance I'd end up breaking it. And I love that phone!

When my charging port broke, I ended up financing a new phone from my carrier for three times what I paid for my e4, and the new phone sucks in comparison with it.

Thank you for thinking of people that have this dilemma and want to handle it themselves, but could you make your directions more specific?

Laura Patricia - Reply

You should probably tell people to remove the ribbon connectors so they don’t break them trying to remove the charging board…

Other than that good guide.

Kyle Desrosiers - Reply

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