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Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement

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  1. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Eject the SIM card tray: step 1, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Eject the SIM card tray: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a SIM card eject tool or a straightened paperclip into the hole adjacent to the SIM card tray.

    • Press firmly to eject the tray.

  2. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the SIM card tray: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the SIM card tray from the phone.

    • When reinserting the SIM card, make sure it's in the proper orientation inside the tray.

  3. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Back cover removal information: step 3, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Back cover removal information: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Discharge your battery to 25% or less and completely power off your phone before you begin.

    • Take note of the following seams along the edge of the phone:

    • Screen seam: This seam separates the display panel from the frame. Don't pry at this seam.

    • Bezel seam: This is where the plastic back cover meets the rest of the phone. It's held in place by plastic clips. This is where you should pry.

  4. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 4, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 4, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening tool in the bezel seam halfway between the bottom-right corner of the phone and the power button.

    • Insert an opening pick in the gap you just created.

  5. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Release the right clips: step 5, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Release the right clips: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Slide your opening pick toward the bottom-right corner of the back cover and release the clips.

    • As each clip releases, you will hear and feel a pop.

    • Don't slide the opening pick near the power or volume buttons.

  6. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Release the bottom clips: step 6, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Release the bottom clips: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Continue sliding your opening pick towards the bottom left corner to unclip the bottom edge of the back cover.

  7. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Release the left clips: step 7, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Release the left clips: step 7, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Release the left clips: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Slide your opening pick toward the top left corner to unclip the left side of the back cover.

  8. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Release the top clips: step 8, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Release the top clips: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Slide your pick around the top left corner and along the top edge to release the clips.

  9. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Slide your pick around the top right corner to release the last clips securing the back cover.

    • Stop before reaching the volume buttons. Your pick may damage their cables.

  10. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 10, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 10, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Don't try to remove the back cover all the way yet, as it's still connected to the frame by the power button cable.

    • With SIM card slot facing you, swing the back cover open and away from you like you're opening a book.

    • Rest the cover parallel to the frame.

    • Don't twist the screen or move it too far away from the frame to avoid damaging the power button cable.

  11. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the power button: step 11, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the power button: step 11, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
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    • A small rubber arm connects the power button to its recess. Use caution to avoid tearing this piece.

    • Use tweezers or your fingers to unhook the power button's rubber arm from its recess and remove it.

  12. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Only the back cover remains: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • You're now left with the back cover.

    • This is a good point to test your phone before sealing it up. Follow this guide to perform a hardware test. Be sure to power your phone back down completely before you continue working.

  13. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Unfasten the power button cable bracket: step 13, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Unfasten the power button cable bracket: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Use a PH00 screwdriver to remove the two 3.9 mm-long screws securing the power button cable bracket.

  14. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the power button cable bracket: step 14, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the power button cable bracket: step 14, image 2 of 2
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    • Use your fingers or a pair of blunt nose tweezers to grab and remove the bracket from the power button cable.

  15. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Disconnect the power button: step 15, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Disconnect the power button: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the power button's press connector.

  16. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the power button: step 16, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the power button: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Grab and remove the power button.

    • If you're using tweezers, take care not to puncture the battery—a punctured battery may leak dangerous chemicals or cause a fire.

  17. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Unfasten the motherboard cover: step 17, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Unfasten the motherboard cover: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the eight 3.9 mm-long screws securing the motherboard cover.

  18. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Pry the motherboard cover: step 18, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Pry the motherboard cover: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Insert an opening pick between the bottom-left corner of the cover and the motherboard.

    • Pry up to release the cover's small clips securing it to the frame.

    • Don't pry against the battery. Use protrusions in the frame for leverage.

    • Work your way around the perimeter to free the cover if it feels stuck.

  19. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the motherboard cover: step 19, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the motherboard cover: step 19, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the motherboard cover: step 19, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
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    • Grab and remove the motherboard cover from the phone.

    • If you're using tweezers, take care not to puncture the battery—a punctured battery may leak dangerous chemicals or cause a fire.

  20. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 20, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to pry and disconnect the battery's press connector.

    • 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.

  21. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Soften the adhesive with heat: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Heat an iOpener and apply it to the left edge of the screen for about two minutes.

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

  22. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Soften the adhesive with isopropyl alcohol: step 22, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Soften the adhesive with isopropyl alcohol: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • Additionally, you may use highly-concentrated isopropyl alcohol (over 90%) to further loosen the adhesive securing the battery.

    • Apply the isopropyl alcohol into the gaps between the sides of the battery and the frame.

  23. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Pry the battery: step 23, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Pry the battery: step 23, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Pry the battery: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • Apply a suction cup to the battery, as close to the center of the right edge as possible.

    • Insert an opening pick between the right edge of the battery and the frame.

    • Pull on the suction cup and pry the battery upward.

    • Don't use excessive force on the battery. Slow, consistent pressure is all that is required to free it from the frame.

    • Use two opening picks, side-by-side, if the first pick does not provide enough leverage, like this.

    • Apply more isopropyl alcohol if the battery becomes stuck.

  24. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the battery: step 24, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the battery out of its recess and remove it.

    • Don't reinstall a damaged or deformed battery, as doing so is a potential safety hazard.

    • Use this guide to install a battery with custom-cut adhesives, or use this guide to install a battery with an adhesive sheet.

  25. Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the foam strip: step 25, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the foam strip: step 25, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G 5G (2022) Battery Replacement, Remove the foam strip: step 25, image 3 of 3
    • Peel and remove the foam strip from the bottom of the battery.

    • Apply the foam strip onto your new battery.

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.

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