Introduction

This guide will walk you through how to replace a damaged motherboard in a Motorola Moto G5 Plus.

Using the Philips 000 Screwdriver, unscrew the 3.1 mm screw.
  • Using the Philips 000 Screwdriver, unscrew the 3.1 mm screw.

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Using the plastic opening tool, unplug the oscillating vibration motor.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, unplug the oscillating vibration motor.

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Unplug the flat-top connector with the plastic opening tool.
  • Unplug the flat-top connector with the plastic opening tool.

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Using the plastic opening tool, pry open the two tabs that hold the motherboard to the phone frame.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry open the two tabs that hold the motherboard to the phone frame.

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Remove the motherboard from the phone by prying it up with the plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the motherboard from the phone by prying it up with the plastic opening tool.

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The rear facing camera is in the upper center of the phone, with a gold covered back.
  • The rear facing camera is in the upper center of the phone, with a gold covered back.

  • Gently pry the 12-megapixel G5 Plus rear-facing camera up using the plastic opening tool, exposing the ZIF connector.

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Release the ZIF connector  and remove the camera from the board. Store the camera in a safe location.
  • Release the ZIF connector and remove the camera from the board.

  • Store the camera in a safe location.

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

  • Store the camera in a safe location.

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Conclusion

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

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The power button broke off the motherboard on my G5 plus, so I would like to solder it back into place. I think I need a large, high magnification lens to see the details during the process. Any suggestions?

JUSTIN BERRY - Reply

My phone get into the water so its now dead. i would like to chnage the motherboard. SO could you please share the website from there i can get the whole motherboard in lowest price. I had contact to service centre but they are asking a 80% of the phone cast. Please give me a detail on below email id- ankitkulhade123@gmail.com

Ankit Kulhade - Reply

Is your problem solved now? I’m also facing same problem, they are asking 80% of mobile cost.. what to do now?

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