Introduction

Installing a new flex cable for the Motorola V276 phone

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

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There will be three tabs holding 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
  • There will be three tabs holding 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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Remove the flex from the mother board using the Spudger Be delicate while removing the ribbon cable because it is slightly fragile and it is necessary for the phone to function Be delicate while removing the ribbon cable because it is slightly fragile and it is necessary for the phone to function
  • Remove the flex from the mother board using the Spudger

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 Using the iPod remover tool, remove the front cover of the phone
  • 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. Remove the four screws holding in the metal cover.
  • Remove the four screws holding in the metal cover.

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Using the spudger remove the plastic protector case around the camera
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Slide Flex cable through the rectangular hole in the bottom half of the frame
  • 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
  • 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 Using the Spudger detach the flex from the green logic board
  • 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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