Introduction

This guide will walk you through the process of replacing a faulty LCD screen in a Motorola Moto G4 Plus phone.

Hold your Motorola G4 Plus face down.  Pry off the rear cover using a spudger or your fingers.
  • Hold your Motorola G4 Plus face down. Pry off the rear cover using a spudger or your fingers.

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Remove the nineteen (19) 3.0 mm T3 Torx screws securing the midframe.
  • Remove the nineteen (19) 3.0 mm T3 Torx screws securing the midframe.

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  • Remove the small silicon cover to the left of the camera using tweezers.

  • Using the spudger tool, lift up the cable found underneath the silicon cover.

  • Remove the back panel assembly.

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  • Using tweezers, remove the yellow stickers and black film connecting the battery to the motherboard.

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  • Using tweezers, disconnect the red and black battery cable from the motherboard.

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  • Pry off the battery using a spudger.

  • The battery is kept in place with a strong adhesive. It may require some jostling to remove.

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  • Using tweezers, lift up the black silicon piece connecting the motherboard to the front casing.

  • Using tweezers, remove the red and black cable connecting the motherboard to the front casing.

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  • Using a spudger, remove the two metal pieces connecting the motherboard to the front casing.

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  • Using tweezers, remove the yellow film connecting the rear camera to the motherboard.

  • The film is connected by an adhesive, so it may take some jostling to remove.

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  • Remove two 4.0 mm T3 Torx screws connecting the motherboard to the front casing.

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  • Using a spudger, lift up and remove the motherboard.

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  • Using a heating pad, hair dryer, or heat gun, heat up the edges of the LCD screen.

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  • Lift up the front facing camera to make room for a spudger.

  • With the LCD screen still warm, use a spudger to push on the screen from the gap created by lifting up the front facing camera .

  • Wedge a card or other thin object in the screen separation.

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  • Slide the card or other object around the perimeter of the screen to maximize separation.

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  • Lift up the two orange cables connecting the screen to the phone.

  • Remove the screen.

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Conclusion

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

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