If your front facing camera is damaged and not letting you shoot selfies or video chat, this guide will show you how to remove and replace it so your Motorola Moto G5 Plus is working at peak condition.

Power off the phone.
  • Power off the phone.

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Remove the SIM card using a thin paperclip by inserting one end of the paper clip into the small hole on the top left corner. This will eject the SIM card from the phone.
  • Remove the SIM card using a thin paperclip by inserting one end of the paper clip into the small hole on the top left corner. This will eject the SIM card from the phone.

  • Be sure to store the SIM card in a safe location.

Note how it came out so that it goes back in the same way quickly.

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  • The screen is likely to crack as you pry it up. You should not complete this step unless you have a replacement screen available.

  • Stick the small suction cup onto the screen. Use this to remove the screen from the phone frame in later steps.

  • Using a heat gun on a low setting, slowly raise the temperature of the screen by repeatedly running the heat gun along the edges of the screen. This will soften the glue that holds the screen to the phone frame.

  • Use the suction cup to gently pull up on the screen while using the plastic opening tool to gently pry the edges of the screen up.

  • Once the screen has been completely separated from the phone frame, flip it to one side to expose the inside of the phone.

I absolutely can’t remove my screen. I use a hair dryer instead of a heat gun, would that be the problem? I apply more and more heat but nothing seems to work.

I shattered all my tools to pop screen (small triangles and little blue tools). I tried with playing cards, but I just keep folding them.

Got any tips?

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Please Recommend to push out fingerprint detector at this step and not towards the end.

If you don’t push out fingerprint detector now, the ribbon will more than likely break as you try to lift the screen off.

Because of this i now have no fingerprint dectector..

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  • Using a size 000 Philips head screwdriver, unscrew the nineteen 4 mm screws. Yellow tinted kapton tape will need to be removed to get to some of the screws.

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  • Remove the interior metal covering using the plastic opening tool.

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  • Pull off all of the yellow tinted kapton tape.

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  • Unplug the battery by lifting up on the black plug with the plastic opening tool. This will shut off any power to the phone and prevent further damage.

  • Be careful not to damage the motherboard underneath the plugs.

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  • Remove the 3 flat-topped connectors that connect the screen to the phone frame by prying them up with the plastic opening tool.

  • Fully detach the screen and set it to the side.

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  • The front facing camera is in the upper right of the phone, above the power button and volume rocker.

  • Flip the motherboard over.

  • Detach the flat-top connector for the front facing camera.

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  • Flip the motherboard back over.

  • Gently pull the front facing camera off the adhesive that holds the camera to the motherboard, feeding the cable through the small hole.

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

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