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Introduction

This is a good teardown when you will finally see what is under the black panel on the rear. It can also guide you to change the battery, if needed :)

Have a nice reading.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Motorola Moto G 1st Generation, use our service manual.

After removing the back cover, use a torx T5 to remove all screws at the back Use an opening tool or plastic spuged to remove the outer frame. Use an opening tool or plastic spuged to remove the outer frame.
  • After removing the back cover, use a torx T5 to remove all screws at the back

  • Use an opening tool or plastic spuged to remove the outer frame.

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First we're going to remove the battery Using a plastic spudger, remove the battery connector from its socket. The battery will come off the motherboard when you put a little bit of pressure under it.
  • First we're going to remove the battery

  • Using a plastic spudger, remove the battery connector from its socket.

  • The battery will come off the motherboard when you put a little bit of pressure under it.

  • Don't bend the battery too much

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The naked motherboard will reveal 2 connectors (apart from the battery-socket)
  • The naked motherboard will reveal 2 connectors (apart from the battery-socket)

  • This is the front-cam

  • This is the digitizer/LCD flex

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
To remove the camera, use a pair of tweezers to remove the tape Next, use a plastic spudger to open up the socket. Pull the camera up (out of the lens-socket) and pull so the flex will come out of it's socket
  • To remove the camera, use a pair of tweezers to remove the tape

  • Next, use a plastic spudger to open up the socket.

  • Pull the camera up (out of the lens-socket) and pull so the flex will come out of it's socket

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To remove the LCD/Digitizer connection from its socket, remove the blue silicone cover Next, use a plastic spudger to open the socket-lock Carefully remove the flex cable.
  • To remove the LCD/Digitizer connection from its socket, remove the blue silicone cover

  • Next, use a plastic spudger to open the socket-lock

  • Carefully remove the flex cable.

  • Although this flex seems to exist in 2 parts, it's actually removable as one. Only the wide flex has to be disconnected.

Hey I'm curious about the lcd flex, what the second connector (smaller one) are used to? the touchscreen or the lcd?

lugasapm - Reply

which is the lcd connector ?? and which is the touch connector?

Akshay V G - Reply

Now, it's only the motherboard that's left.
  • Now, it's only the motherboard that's left.

  • Use a fine plastic tool to pull the main board out

  • There are no screws at this step

  • Never put too much stress on the motherboard, find other places to put pressure if it doesn't cooperate immediately

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All done
  • All done

  • The earpiece remains in the screen assembly. Take care when removing it from the screen. Push gently on it from the screen-side to lift it out.

which is the HDD component on the mother board?

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The procedure is very simple, but i realise that take off all the screws is a little bit difficult. As well, remove the motherboard that is attached to the plate behind the screen.

Allan Alcantara - Reply

Question. How difficult is it to replace the glass?

Abigail McElroy - Reply

I'm just about to have a go at it now!

I'll let you know

Dan Cameron -

Just replaced the broken screen on my XT1039. Be aware XT1032,XT1033, XT1039 - the screen components are all the same. I bought the screen/frame/digitizer as one unit for the XT1032. It was relatively straight-forward with a bit of care and attention in certain areas. After you've taken the 14 screws out the rest of the phone is basically glued together with sticky-strips. I followed the advice on a You-tube video and used a hair dryer to heat up the ribbon cables and to loosen the earpiece. Phone now fully functional - hooray! Thanks to all on this forum!

camiano - Reply

Can we further dismantle individual elements on motehrboard? Like I want to replace the memory.

simplyviral - Reply

Different points in this guide referenceT4 as well as T5 - I have a T5, these ain't that ;)

underserf - Reply

I follow the guide to replace the glass but now it's black.

When i press the power button, nothing happen; if i press it for some seconds, the phone vibrate, but nothing else.

What could be?

Raffaele Tropea - Reply

voce nao conectou o cabo flex corretamente ou seu display esta danificado ou sua placa esta em curto

cassiojr31 -

I accidentally washed my phone in the washer for a few minutes. Everything is working except the touch screen. I think there is water in there. Would taking it appear to get the water out fix the touch screen?

Matt Anderson - Reply

Put it in Rice it works for me only wifi is nog working by me

wouter okkerse -

I have dead moto g 1st generation XT1033 Indian version and i need to recover data only, no worries about the device any help or guidance for the same?

Prashant Kadam - Reply

I ordered a T5 Torx screwdriver after reading this guide, but it's too big for the screws in my XT1039. I guess a T4 is the correct one.

Rob Fuller - Reply

Just to confirm, a T4 Torx screwdriver is the correct one for a XT1039.

Rob Fuller - Reply

I am looking to find new screws as the ones I have removed to replace the screen are somewhat rounded (had previusly had it replaced in store - decided this time to save some moneyy and do it myself!)

Any ideas on they type I need and where I can get them from please. Thanks in advance

davellandrinio - Reply

I followed this procedure as carefully as I could. All done. Phone works great, except touch screen doesn't respond at all. Any suggestions?

wonderfulllll - Reply

Hi, I have a query. My phone Moto G (1st Gen) is not starting only the white notification light blinks when pressing power button. I tried to get it repaired in a shop but he told me that there is an issue with the BCM IC (Battery Chemistry ....), he told me that he was unable to find it in the market. Can any one please suggest me where can i get this and is there anything else that can be done(Please dont suggest to buy a new phone) As this is the first phone i bought with my first salary. Please help me out with this. Thanks.

Animesh Sharma - Reply

My motherboard is not working inn moto g 1st gen. Then i checked the board its slighlty bend near the display connector. Will this cause any motherboard damage or this is the reason for not working.? Somebody please help me with this.

Revanth - Reply

Were can I find a guide about how to replace the SIM card holder? It seems some pin is broken, the mobile phone works just perfectly except for not reading the sim card

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