Motorola Moto E Motherboard Replacement
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- Author: Alex Craig
- Time estimate: 30 minutes - 1 hour
- Difficulty: Difficult
Use this guide to replace the motherboard on your Motorola Moto E.
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Step 1 — Motherboard ¶
To remove the back cover, start at one corner and stick the plastic opening tool under the cover and pry it away from the phone.
With the plastic opening tool, pry all the way around the phone while lifting up on the cover.
Step 2 ¶
Unscrew the 14- 4mm screws using a T4 Torx driver head.
Step 3 ¶
Using the same plastic opening tool as in step 1, once again pry up on the edges of the plastic back cover.
Step 4 ¶
Gently lift the back plate away, exposing the motherboard. The battery will be stuck to the back of the cover, so be careful when lifting it off.
Step 5 ¶
Gently pull up on the red and black power cable to lift the connector out of the motherboard.
Move the battery and cover away from the motherboard.
Step 6 ¶
Unscrew the 3- 1mm screws using the T4 torx driver head.
Step 7 ¶
Lift up on the white plastic mount.
Pull the orange ribbon cable out gently.
Step 8 ¶
Gently pull the black ribbon cable out.
Step 9 ¶
Using the metal spudger, pry the motherboard away from the screen assembly.