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Motorola Moto E Motherboard Replacement

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This will be a guide on how to remove the motherboard.

  • Author: Alex Craig
  • Time estimate: 30 minutes - 1 hour
  • Difficulty: Difficult

Use this guide to replace the motherboard on your Motorola Moto E.

Step 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

Turn off the device before beginning.

Step 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

  • Turn off the device before beginning.

  • 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.

  • You should hear a snapping sound at each corner.

Step 2  ¶ 

Unscrew the 14- 4mm screws using a T4 Torx driver head.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the 14- 4mm screws using a T4 Torx driver head.

  • Working on a magnet board is recommended as the screws are small and can be easily misplaced.

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 3  ¶ 

  • Using the same plastic opening tool as in step 1, once again pry up on the edges of the plastic back cover.

  • Be sure that all of the screws are out before lifting the cover. The plastic backing is fragile, and it may break.

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 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.

  • Do not touch the connections to the battery in the red square on the picture.

Step 5  ¶ 

Gently pull up on the red and black power cable to lift the connector out of the motherboard.

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 6  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the 3- 1mm screws using the T4 torx driver head.

Step 7  ¶ 

Lift up on the white plastic mount.

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. Gently pull the black ribbon cable out.

Step 8  ¶ 

  • Gently pull the black ribbon cable out.

Step 9  ¶ 

Using the metal spudger, pry the motherboard away from the screen assembly.

Step 9  ¶ 

  • Using the metal spudger, pry the motherboard away from the screen assembly.