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Motorola Moto G7 Motherboard Replacement

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  1. Motorola Moto G7 Motherboard Replacement, Screen: step 1, image 1 of 3 Motorola Moto G7 Motherboard Replacement, Screen: step 1, image 2 of 3 Motorola Moto G7 Motherboard Replacement, Screen: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Use the iFixit opening tools to gently wedge the front screen from the rest of the device.

    • Try to focus on the corners to make it easier to insert and use the iFixit opening picks.

    • It is also recommended to use the iOpener or a heat gun to weaken the adhesive that holds the edges of the screen down.

    • The screen is glass, so when using force to lift the screen, be cautious of cracked glass and stray shards of glass coming off.

    • You have to be extra careful to dig deep enough, so you lift the entire screen unit!

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    • Excessive glass and adhesive around the edges should be removed with the spudger.

    • The glass is black and may blend in with edges of the device. Be cautious using bare hands when moving the device.

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    • Remove three 2.7mm T3 Torx screws from the metal piece to the right of the battery.

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    • Use a spudger to gently take off the metal piece that was held down by the screws.

    • A second metal piece is held under the first. This can also be popped off by using the spudger and nudging it under the metal piece connected to the band.

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    • Remove by the six 2.7mm T3 Torx screws from the metal panel above the battery.

    • Wedge a spudger between the SD card tray and the metal plate, and use a medium amount of force to pry up the plate.

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    • Use a spudger beneath the right side of the connector to detach it.

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    • Detach the two small black and white connectors on either side of the camera using a spudger.

    • Remove the camera from the smartphone.

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    • Remove three 3.7mm T3 Torx screws from the bottom of the phone.

    • Use the spudger to gently lift the speaker out of the phone.

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    • Use the SIM card removal bit to remove the SIM card tray.

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    • Remove the fingerprint scanner connector from the motherboard by levering the spudger underneath the connector corner.

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    • Use a T3 Torx screwdriver to remove the four 2.3mm screws from the bottom and right sides of the phone.

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    • Lever the spudger underneath the motherboard above the battery.

    • Use a medium amount of force to remove the motherboard from the rest of the phone assembly.

Conclusion

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

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You forgot about removing the little cable on the right side of the motherboard. About 1/4 down the board up against the outside of the case. It's one of those Zero Force cables.

Right below the SIM card holder.

Above the highest black chip.

And to the left of the second screw hole

(from the top).

You can see it in the picture

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