Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement
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Replace a dead motherboard on your Droid 2.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Difficult
Follow this guide to replace your Droid 2's broken or malfunctioning motherboard.
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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 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 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 7 ¶
Disconnect the keypad connector by prying it straight up off its socket on the motherboard.
Remove the motherboard from the Droid 2.