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Motorola Moto Z2 Play Battery Replacement

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  1. Motorola Moto Z2 Play Battery Replacement, Screen Removal: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Power off your phone before you complete any replacement steps.

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    • Heat the edges of your Motorola Moto Z2 Play screen for two to three minutes with a heat gun. You adjust the heat gun to 85 degrees centigrade, and be careful not to hold the heat gun on one position for too long; to avoid damaging, or "hotspotting" the LCD. The screen should be very warm, but not painful, to the touch. Reheat as necessary.

    • If screen is cracked put strong adhesive tape across the screen in order to avoid breaking the screen further and receiving cuts.

    • If you don’t have access to a heat gun, a hair dryer can be used.

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    • Place suction cup in the middle of the screen and press down.

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    • Pry the screen by wedging the plastic opening tool under the screen at the charging port.

    • Work your way around the screen with the plastic opening tool.

    • When you pry near the top-right and bottom-right corners, be careful not to pry too far, or you risk damaging the display cable.

    • Complete these steps carefully because the screen is delicate and can easily crack. If the screen begins to resist prying, reheat the adhesive with your heat gun.

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    • Use a suction cup to lift up screen from left to right.

    • If you don’t have a suction cup, wedge a spudger or a small plastic card under the screen and lift slowly.

    • Failure to lift screen from left to right can cause damage to interior wires of your phone.

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    • Identify ribbon connector at the top right of the phone.

    • Pry the black locking bar up gently with a plastic opening tool.

    • Remove the ribbon wires by pulling them out of the connector with a tweezer.

    • The locking bar is the small black bar located on the digitizer’s ZIF connector.

    • Be sure to push the locking bar back down using a spudger after you put the ribbon wire back in since the lock does not lock automatically.

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    • Identify the ribbon cable, located at the bottom right of the phone.

    • If present, remove kapton (orange) tape covering the cable connector.

    • Flip up the small locking flap on the ZIF connector and use tweezers to slide the cable straight out of its socket.

    • Excessive force is not needed.

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    • Lift the screen from the phone to completely detach.

    • If screen doesn't detach, go back to step 7 and 8 to make sure the bar is unlocked and ribbon connector is fully detached.

    • During reassembly, you may need to apply or replace the display adhesive on your display assembly. Use our display adhesive application guide to apply the adhesive and reseal your device.

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    • Remove the orange tape, located at the bottom right of the phone, using tweezers.

    • Do not discard tape.

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    • Detach the red and black battery wire by lifting up with tweezers.

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    • Peel back the black tape that is located on the battery.

    • Make sure you pull back gently so you can reuse the tape with reassembly.

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    • Lift the black tape and slide a card under the battery.

    • Align the card parallel and under the battery.

    • Wedge the card further under the battery.

    • Lift the card up to assist in removing the battery from the adhesive.

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    • Lift to remove the battery from the device completely.

Conclusion

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

After completing this guide, calibrate your newly-installed battery.

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11 Comments

Awesome guide! where can someone get a replacement battery in Canada?

xbddd777 - Reply

Great instructions, clear and concise.

thank you

David Wyatt - Reply

so now that I've heated the adhesive to get the screen off do I need to apply new adhesive? or simply reheat it?

eli Factotum - Reply

Hi Eli,

The most ideal option would be to replace the adhesive. This ensures the best chance for your phone to stay sealed. You can re-use the existing adhesive and it may work well enough for awhile.

Arthur Shi -

What type/brand adhesive do you recommend for this screen instead of trying to reuse the old adhesive. Typical 3M strips?

Jason - Reply

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