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Introduction

If you want to perform advanced repairs on the Motorola Moto G7 Plus (model XT1965), you will likely need to remove the screen first. This guide will show you how to quickly and easily do so. If additionally you want to replace the screen, follow the steps of this guide in reverse using a new screen and adhesive as necessary.

If you are removing a shattered screen, applying force may cause glass shards to pop off. Be gentle and, if necessary, use eye protection.

There are some required tools that are listed below. Ensure the phone is turned off before beginning.

  1. Motorola Moto G7 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the Screen: step 1, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G7 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the Screen: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Insert an opening tool pick under the screen, starting at the top of the phone.

    • Slide the pick around the entire perimeter of the display to break the adhesive.

    • There is a cable on the right side of the phone (the side with the volume buttons), which connects the screen to the rest of the phone. Be careful not to damage this cable.

    • Once enough adhesive has been removed, you should be able to separate the screen by gently lifting it from the left side of the phone.

    • While not necessary, applying a gentle heat to the edges of the display with a heat gun or iOpener will weaken the adhesive.

  2. Motorola Moto G7 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the Display Cable Cover: step 2, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G7 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the Display Cable Cover: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the three 2.7 mm screws that surround the base of the display cable using the Torx T5 screwdriver.

    • Gently remove the metal piece that covers the base of the display cable.

  3. Motorola Moto G7 Plus Screen Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G7 Plus Screen Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of the spudger to lift the metal casing where circled.

  4. Motorola Moto G7 Plus Screen Replacement, Separate the Display From the Phone: step 4, image 1 of 2 Motorola Moto G7 Plus Screen Replacement, Separate the Display From the Phone: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Underneath this metal piece is the base of the cable. Use a spudger to vertically lift the connection out of its port.

Conclusion

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

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Althrough a simple fix, one should be weary if the glass is shattered. I just did this, and there were a few spliters left on the adhesive, and of course sticking to it. So if you want to replace your screen due to broken glass, make sure to wear protection and remove the splinters carefully, otherwise you may be tempted to press on the new display to strongly, because you want to stick it to the whole brim.

isoein typ - Reply

I completed this fix, and it wasn’t too bad. Just watch out when gluing back the screen not to put glue over the microphone hole at the bottom. This would be the phone microphone mouthpiece, you can see a small notch on the bottom of the screen, beside the “motorola” “m” on the front . I put glue there without knowning and the microphone is now very muted.

Richard Gauvreau - Reply

Thank you for the heads up about the. microphone hole…

Great article! Keep it up, this really helps out us broke fellows.

DIY OR DIE!!!

Michael V -

What can I do if I broke the cable connected to the back

Gary Dixon - Reply

i recently brought a mot g 7 screen replacement and followed the steps and the screen still doesn’t turn on

Javier Ortega - Reply

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