Introduction

Installing a new flex cable for the Motorola V276 phone

  1. Locate the silver button on the back of the phone, near the bottom.
    • Locate the silver button on the back of the phone, near the bottom.

    • Press down the button with one hand whilst sliding the back cover of the phone away from the antenna.

    • The back cover should slide off easily.

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  2. Insert a plastic spudger near one corner of the battery (preferably one furthest from the phone's antenna).
    • Insert a plastic spudger near one corner of the battery (preferably one furthest from the phone's antenna).

    • With a firm grip, gently lift the end of your tool up. The battery should easily raise out of its place.

    • Now that the battery is exposed, use your fingers to remove the it from the phone.

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    • Note the metal connections on the phone, which are now exposed with the battery removed.

    • There are corresponding metal connectors on the replacement battery.

    • When you install the battery, be sure both connectors are matched up. Otherwise, your battery will be unable to supply power to your phone.

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    • Use Spudger to remove rubber plug from upper left corner of the back of the phone

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    • Using a Torx T6 screwdriver, remove the 4 screws holding the back plate of the phone in place

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    • Three tabs will hold the back plastic plate in.

    • To remove the back plate, pull the tabs towards the outside of the phone and lift the plate up simultaneously

    • Be careful when removing the back plate; don't put too much stress on the back plate or the plastic may snap

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    • Using a Spudger remove the flex from the motherboard.

    • Be delicate while removing the ribbon cable because it is slightly fragile and it is necessary for the phone to function

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    • Gently peel back the motherboard from the main part of the phone.

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    • Remove the keypad from the bottom half of the phone.

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    • Detach bottom half of phone by pulling out on the bottom half and pulling up on the top half

    • A small amount of force is necessary to pull the two pieces apart but be careful because the plastic may break

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    • Using the iPod remover tool, remove the front cover of the phone

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    • Remove the four screws holding in the metal cover.

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    • Using the spudger remove the plastic protector case around the camera

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    • Using iPod remover tool peel off gold sticker that holds the flex cable in place

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    • Slide flex cable through the tiny slit located in the hole on the side of the frame

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    • Slide Flex cable through the rectangular hole in the bottom half of the frame

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    • Remove the flex cable and the green logic board (still connected) from the frame of the phone

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    • Using the Spudger detach the flex from the green logic board

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Conclusion

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

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