Motorola Moto Z Play Battery Replacement
Please note that this guide is only a prerequisite for other guides.
Prereq-only guide for battery removal.
- Author: Jeff Suovanen
- Difficulty: Moderate
Prerequisite only for removing the battery.
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Step 1 — Battery ¶
Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the six 3.2 mm screws securing the lower cover.
Step 2 ¶
Pry up and remove the lower cover.
Step 3 ¶
Use a spudger to disconnect the battery by prying its connector straight up from the motherboard.
Step 4 ¶
Peel up the black pull tab at the top edge of the battery, and slowly pull it away from the battery at about a 45-degree angle to release the command strips (a.k.a. stretch-release adhesive) underneath.
Apply some high concentration (>90%) isopropyl alcohol under each corner of the battery and allow it to penetrate for several minutes to help weaken the adhesive.
Alternatively, apply a freshly heated iOpener to the back of the phone directly behind the battery for two minutes to help soften the adhesive. Re-heat and reapply the iOpener as necessary.
Step 5 ¶
Insert several opening picks or a plastic card along the outer edge of the battery.
Apply steady, even pressure to slowly lever the battery up and out of the phone.
Step 6 ¶
Continue pulling up the battery until all the adhesive releases from the rear case.
Step 7 ¶
Remove the battery.
Step 8 ¶
Before installing your new battery, peel up all the old adhesive and remove it from the phone.
For best results, clean the area underneath the battery with isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cloth or coffee filter. This helps prep the surface so the new battery will adhere more strongly.
Step 9 ¶
Step 10 ¶
Peel off the remaining film liners to expose the adhesive before pressing your new battery into place.
Carefully position the battery and press it firmly and evenly into the phone.
Connect the battery to the motherboard, and install the lower cover, including its six T3 Torx screws.