Motorola Razr V3c Lower Casing (CDMA) Replacement

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  • Author: krisko
  • Time estimate: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

The purpose of this repair guide is to show how to replace the lower outer casing.

Edit Step 1 Battery (CDMA)  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Press down on the the rear panel release button while simultaneously prying the rear panel straight away from the V3c.

Edit Step 1 Battery (CDMA)  ¶ 

  • Press down on the the rear panel release button while simultaneously prying the rear panel straight away from the V3c.

  • Lift and remove the rear panel away from the V3c.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Remove the battery by pushing in the top of the battery and lifting it away from the phone.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the battery by pushing in the top of the battery and lifting it away from the phone.

Edit Step 3 Speaker (CDMA)  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Unscrew the two screws in the back using the T6.

Edit Step 3 Speaker (CDMA)  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the two screws in the back using the T6.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Use the spudger to pop the bottom  and the sides of the back casing

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Use the spudger to pop the bottom and the sides of the back casing

  • Be careful not to pull the back lower cover off too far as it is connected to the phone body by a ribbon

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Peel off the connector between the motherboard and the body of the phone

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Peel off the connector between the motherboard and the body of the phone

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Pull out the two black rubber covers using tweezers

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Pull out the two black rubber covers using tweezers

  • The second rubber cover is much harder to get out

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Pull out the white plastic cover by unclipping the two plastic pieces shown

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Pull out the white plastic cover by unclipping the two plastic pieces shown

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Pull out the speaker

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Pull out the speaker

Edit Step 9 Motherboard (CDMA)  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Pull out the motherboard.

Edit Step 9 Motherboard (CDMA)  ¶ 

  • Pull out the motherboard.

  • You may also now replace the bottom lower casing

Edit Step 10 Lower Casing (CDMA)  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Unscrew the two screws holding the plastic speaker cover to the phone with a T5 screwdriver

Edit Step 10 Lower Casing (CDMA)  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the two screws holding the plastic speaker cover to the phone with a T5 screwdriver

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Pull off and replace the lower front casing

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Pull off and replace the lower front casing

  • The metallic grounding grid will come off when the lower front casing is removed

  • Make sure to reinsert the metallic grounding unit when re-screwing the new lower bottom casing

Conclusion

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

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With the phone closed, press the silver button shown with a fingernail or such. Tilt and lift the battery cover and put aside.

walltoall - Reply

The Motorola V3 battery has a notch in one corner to ensure it can only go in one way. Fit the replacement battery by offering its bottom edge to the device, then tilt and click using thumb pressure.

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