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Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement

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This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.

Replace a dead motherboard on your Droid 2.

Follow this guide to replace your Droid 2's broken or malfunctioning motherboard.

Sections

Step 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

Use a spudger to pry the antenna cable connectors from their respective sockets on the motherboard and the speaker/antenna board. De-route the antenna cable by pulling it out of the metal clips along the side of the front case. De-route the antenna cable by pulling it out of the metal clips along the side of the front case.

Step 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

  • Use a spudger to pry the antenna cable connectors from their respective sockets on the motherboard and the speaker/antenna board.

  • De-route the antenna cable by pulling it out of the metal clips along the side of the front case.

Step 2  ¶ 

Peel the black rubber sheet covering the side button and display ribbon connectors on the motherboard.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Peel the black rubber sheet covering the side button and display ribbon connectors on the motherboard.

Step 3  ¶ 

Disconnect the power button/volume button connector from its socket on the motherboard using the flat end of a spudger.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the power button/volume button connector from its socket on the motherboard using the flat end of a spudger.

Step 4  ¶ 

Disconnect the  display ribbon connector from its socket on the motherboard using the flat end of a spudger.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the display ribbon connector from its socket on the motherboard using the flat end of a spudger.

Step 5  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to remove the small black plastic piece stuck to the battery connector.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to remove the small black plastic piece stuck to the battery connector.

Step 6  ¶ 

Remove three 3.8 mm T5 Torx screws securing the motherboard to the front case.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Remove three 3.8 mm T5 Torx screws securing the motherboard to the front case.

  • Don't attempt to remove the motherboard yet, it is still attached by the keypad ribbon connector.

Step 7  ¶ 

Carefully lift the motherboard from the front case and lay it next to the Droid 2, minding the keypad connector that is still attached.

Step 7  ¶ 

  • Carefully lift the motherboard from the front case and lay it next to the Droid 2, minding the keypad connector that is still attached.

  • Disconnect the keypad connector by prying it straight up off its socket on the motherboard.

  • Remove the motherboard from the Droid 2.