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Motorola Atrix 4G Screen Take Apart Repair Guide

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10th April 2012, 03:30 AM   |  #1  
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This guide is in a step by step format and can easily be followed for a quick and safe repair for Motorola Atrix 4G. This guide will go through the steps of disassembling and replacing the touch screen digitizer as well as the LCD screen.

This guide will help you to install the following Motorola Atrix part(s):
  • Motorola Atrix Glass Touch Screen Digitizer
  • Motorola Atrix LCD Screen

Tools Required:
  • Adhesive Strips
  • T5 Torx Screwdriver
  • Hot Air Gun / Hair Dryer (optional)

Motorola Atrix 4G take apart guide:
  • The first step to disassembling the phone is to remove the back battery cover and battery as well as the sim card and memory card. You can now remove the seven torx T5 screws located behind the battery cover. With the screws removed you can now use a safe open pry tool to release the clips and flip the back housing over to the side, careful of the antenna cable still attached.


Figure 1
  • Use a safe open pry tool to pop the antenna cable from the motherboard and remove the back housing. Pry the motherboard up using a safe open pry tool and release the 3 flex cables underneath. Two will be pop connectors and the third is a jaw/alligator connector. Once reassessed you can now safely remove the motherboard.


Figure 2
  • Warm the front of the touch screen and LCD screen using a heat gun or hair dryer. Use a pry tool to slowly pry between the touch screen and rest of the phone, careful as it is still attached with a flex cable. Flip the phone over and release the pop connector and top cover.
  • Ease up the flex ribbon cable and also the earpiece speaker. You can also remove the black plastic and the black plastic bar.


Figure 3
  • You can now feed the touch screen flex cable through the housing and replace the digitizer.

Simply replace the damaged parts with the new ones and reverse the order to put your phone back together again.
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10th April 2012, 04:28 AM   |  #2  
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Thanks for posting that. I've already replaced mine but this is as good a guide as the video that I watched. It's as easy to do as it reads. I used some locking forceps to install the third ribbon cable into the jaw connector.
Nice of you to post this guide. Not to mention, I think that it's a really classy way to respond to something said elsewhere without actually calling it out. Nice form on all counts.
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Will this fix the general touch screen problem , most of the Atrix devices have.

ie.Not being able to select the first item in the men , etc
20th April 2012, 06:34 PM   |  #4  
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Will this fix the general touch screen problem , most of the Atrix devices have.

ie.Not being able to select the first item in the men , etc

Yes, replacing the touch screen would fix these kind of issues.
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Soft buttons
What about the lower soft buttons not working, would the replacement of this digitizer solve that issue too?
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Great post! Thanks for the information.
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Great post! Thanks for the information.

Thanks. Glad you found it useful.
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I bought two screen from Amazon, non of them are fully functional......
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repairuniverse, could you shed some light on the "soft buttons" issue please? Mine just stopped working and I'm thinking to replace it myself...

Thanks in advance.
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repairuniverse, could you shed some light on the "soft buttons" issue please? Mine just stopped working and I'm thinking to replace it myself...

Thanks in advance.

The "soft" buttons you refer to are part of the touch screen digitizer. Replacing this part should fix your issue.

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