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Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement

What you need

  1. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Heat the edge: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Discharge your battery to 25% or lower and power off your phone before you begin.

    • Heat an iOpener and apply it to the edge of the back cover with the SIM card slot for two minutes.

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

  2. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Apply a suction cup to the back cover, as close to the center of the right edge as possible.

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

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

  3. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice the right adhesive: step 3, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice the right adhesive: step 3, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice the right adhesive: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Slide your opening pick back and forth along the right edge to slice through the adhesive.

    • Leave the pick in at the bottom right corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  4. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice the bottom adhesive: step 4, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice the bottom adhesive: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a second opening pick into the bottom right corner.

    • Slide this opening pick along the bottom edge to the bottom left corner to slice through the adhesive.

    • Leave the pick inserted to prevent the bottom edge from resealing.

  5. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice the left adhesive: step 5, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice the left adhesive: step 5, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice the left adhesive: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a third opening pick into the bottom right corner.

    • Slide this opening pick along the left edge to slice the adhesive.

    • Don't worry about slicing under the camera bezel. It's separate from the back cover and will be removed later.

    • Leave the pick inserted in the top left corner to prevent the left edge from resealing.

  6. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice the top adhesive: step 6, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice the top adhesive: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a fourth pick into the top left corner.

    • Slide the pick to the top right corner to slice the top adhesive.

  7. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice around the camera bezel: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Slide an opening pick between the camera bezel and the back cover.

    • The back cover's adhesive is particularly strong around the camera bezel.

    • Slide the opening pick around the camera bezel to separate the back cover from the frame.

  8. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 8, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 8, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Grab and remove the back cover by lifting it away from the phone.

    • If your back cover is still sticking to the frame, slide the pick around the edges of the phone to slice through any remaining adhesive.

    • Reassembly notes:

    • To adhere the back cover with custom-cut adhesives, follow this guide.

    • To adhere the back cover with tape, follow this guide.

  9. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Heat the camera bezel: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Heat an iOpener and apply it to the camera bezel for two minutes.

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

  10. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 10, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 10, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening pick under the camera bezel.

    • Slide the pick around the perimeter of the bezel to slice the adhesive.

    • If it feels stuck, apply more heat to further loosen the adhesive.

  11. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Remove the camera bezel: step 11, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Remove the camera bezel: step 11, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Remove the camera bezel: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Grab and remove the camera bezel.

    • Reassembly notes:

    • 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.

    • To adhere the camera bezel with custom-cut adhesives, follow this guide.

    • To adhere the camera bezel with tape, follow this guide.

  12. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Unfasten the motherboard cover: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the eleven 4.1 mm-long screws securing the motherboard cover.

    • If you can't find all the screws, check under any leftover adhesive residue.

  13. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Unclip the right edge: step 13, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Unclip the right edge: step 13, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Unclip the right edge: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a spudger between the bottom right corner of the cover and the frame.

    • Pry up to release the clips securing the cover.

    • Slide the spudger toward the top of the cover and pry to release the right edge.

  14. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Remove the motherboard cover: step 14, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Remove the motherboard cover: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Grip the right edge of the cover and pull it off the motherboard.

  15. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 15, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up the battery's press connector.

    • When you disconnect connectors like these, be careful not to dislodge the small surface-mounted components surrounding the socket.

    • To re-attach press connectors, 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.

  16. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Unfasten the loudspeaker: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the six 4.1 mm-long screws from the loudspeaker.

  17. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Pry the loudspeaker assembly: step 17, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Pry the loudspeaker assembly: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the point of a spudger between the frame and the right edge of the loudspeaker.

    • Pry and release the right edge of the loudspeaker.

    • The loudspeaker is secured loosely to the frame by small clips.

  18. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Remove the loudspeaker assembly: step 18, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Remove the loudspeaker assembly: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Grab the loudspeaker by its right edge and remove it.

  19. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Disconnect the board connector: step 19, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Disconnect the board connector: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Use the point of a spudger to pry and disconnect the daughterboard cable's press connector.

  20. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Disconnect the antenna cable: step 20, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Disconnect the antenna cable: step 20, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Disconnect the antenna cable: step 20, image 3 of 3
    • Use the point of your spudger to pry and disconnect the white antenna cable.

    • Pry on only the metal head of the connector. Avoid lifting the cable itself as much as possible.

    • Free the cable from the clip in the top-right of the daughterboard.

    • During reassembly, these can be tricky to reconnect. Hold the connector in place over its socket and press down with the flat end of a spudger. The connector should snap into place.

    • During reassembly, be sure to secure the cable to the clip in the daughterboard.

  21. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Unfasten the daughterboard: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 3 mm-long screw securing the daughterboard.

  22. Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Remove the daughterboard: step 22, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Remove the daughterboard: step 22, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Daughterboard Replacement, Remove the daughterboard: step 22, image 3 of 3
    • Grab and lift the top edge of the daughterboard.

    • Make sure the daughterboard doesn't snag on any loose cables as you lift it out.

    • Remove the daughterboard from its recess.

Conclusion

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—be sure to transfer remaining components and remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

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

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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