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Motorola Moto X Screen Replacement Repair Guide

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repairsuniverse

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Is your Moto X in need of repair? The Repairs Universe Team has created this repair guide to help repair your Moto X! This guide will assist in the replacement of a broken or cracked screen on your new Moto X. It will take you step by step through how to replace the screen assembly as well as other important internal components you may need to replace.

This guide will help install the following Moto X parts:

  • Moto X LCD + Touch Screen Digitizer Assembly
  • Other Internal Components

Tools Required:

  • T4 Torx Screwdriver
  • Safe Open Pry Tool
  • Sim Card Removal Tool

How to Fix a Motorola Moto X (Step-by-Step Guide) :


  • Begin by using the sim card tray removal tool (provided by Motorola) and remove the sim card and the sim card tray located on the side of the device. A paper clip can also be used for this removal.
  • Use the pry tool to release the clips that hold the back cover to the device.
  • While completing this step be careful on the side of the device where the volume buttons are, making sure not to rip or tear the flex ribbon connector.
  • Once you have released the clips and adhesive from the back cover, cautiously turn the device over to the left side while being sure to avoid any damage to the flex ribbon connection on the back cover.
  • Release the jaw bone connection shown in the figure below, which will remove the back cover completely.

See figure below for reference.

moto-x-repair-1.jpg

  • Using your T4 Torx Screwdriver remove the T4 screws (11) that are circled in RED in the figure below.
  • There is also a metal spacer (highlighted in GREEN below), that should be set to the side for re-assembly later.

moto-x-repair-2.jpg

  • *Figure 3.1* Carefully release the clips and remove the upper housing using the pry tool. The housing holds the audio jack and loud speaker assembly.
  • *Figure 3.2* It is important to be careful with the right side of the housing, which should be handled with care because it's held on with clips in the housing and can be delicate.
  • *Figures 3.3 - 3.4* Using the pry tool remove the lower housing, at the same time be careful not to damage the clips holding it in place.

See figure below for reference.

moto-x-repair-3.jpg

  • *Figure 4.1* Release the battery connection using the pry tool.
  • *Figure 4.2* Release the volume button flex cable by releasing the jaw connection.
  • *Figure 4.3* Release the pop connector for the upper sensor and ear speaker assembly.
  • *Figure 4.4* Then flip over the motherboard exposing the jaw-bone connection. Now you can release the connection and remove the motherboard and battery.

moto-x-repair-4.jpg

  • *Figure 5.1* With the pry tool carefully remove the upper sensor assembly. Be mindful that underneath this sensor is the ear speaker which is attached to the housing.
  • *Figure 5.2* Take off the metal clip which covers the volume button flex cable.
  • *Figure 5.3* Now you can easily remove the volume and power buttons. Next, using your pry tool (or plastic tweezers) peel off the volume buttons, be careful not to rip or tear the ribbon cable.
  • *Figure 5.4* Set the buttons and volume flex ribbon cable to the side for re-assembly later.

See figure below for reference.

moto-x-repair-5.jpg

Both sides of the screen assembly contain small pins (7) which hold the screen assembly to the housing.

  • *Figures 6.1 - 6.2* Remove the pins (7) by pushing them out from the inside of the housing. This is most effectively done using the Sim card removal tool (provided by Motorola).
  • *Figure 6.3* Now that the pins have been removed use your pry tool to release the grey housing from the screen assembly. Be careful not to break the clips which hold the housing in place.
  • *Figure 6.4* You can completely remove the housing now that it has been released from the screen assembly.

See figure below for reference.

moto-x-repair-6.jpg

  • Finally, re-assemble the Moto X by reversing the above steps and install a new LCD + Touch Screen assembly.

Notice:

Repairs Universe's guides are for informational purposes only. Repairs are done at your own risk.
 

anirudh412

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Is your Moto X in need of repair? The Repairs Universe Team has created this repair guide to help repair your Moto X!

Repairs Universe's guides are for informational purposes only. Repairs are done at your own risk.

Awesome! Seeing as how many of us are importing Moto Xs, this should be really helpful if things go south. Would you guys consider making a detailed video of changing the back housing?
 
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50CalPotato

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Hey!

Does anyone know where I might find a replacement female headphone jack for the phone? Mine has become "loose," losing connection to multiple headsets whenever the 3.5mm jack is moved even slightly.

Thanks.
 

satanix

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We haven't tried to separate the glass and LCD yet, but we are attempting it in the near future. We have heard of some success with a hot plate.

Thanks for the guide in the OP. Was wondering if you have tried to separate the glass and LCD? I've got a scratched glass but the LCD is working fine and was wondering how to replace just the glass.

Cheers.
 

repairsuniverse

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Aug 11, 2010
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Thanks for the guide in the OP. Was wondering if you have tried to separate the glass and LCD? I've got a scratched glass but the LCD is working fine and was wondering how to replace just the glass.

Cheers.


Not yet. We have obtained all the necessary equipment to make it happen. Once we get caught up with customer repairs we are going to jump on it! Ill keep you posted on how it goes.....
 

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    Is your Moto X in need of repair? The Repairs Universe Team has created this repair guide to help repair your Moto X! This guide will assist in the replacement of a broken or cracked screen on your new Moto X. It will take you step by step through how to replace the screen assembly as well as other important internal components you may need to replace.

    This guide will help install the following Moto X parts:

    • Moto X LCD + Touch Screen Digitizer Assembly
    • Other Internal Components

    Tools Required:

    • T4 Torx Screwdriver
    • Safe Open Pry Tool
    • Sim Card Removal Tool

    How to Fix a Motorola Moto X (Step-by-Step Guide) :


    • Begin by using the sim card tray removal tool (provided by Motorola) and remove the sim card and the sim card tray located on the side of the device. A paper clip can also be used for this removal.
    • Use the pry tool to release the clips that hold the back cover to the device.
    • While completing this step be careful on the side of the device where the volume buttons are, making sure not to rip or tear the flex ribbon connector.
    • Once you have released the clips and adhesive from the back cover, cautiously turn the device over to the left side while being sure to avoid any damage to the flex ribbon connection on the back cover.
    • Release the jaw bone connection shown in the figure below, which will remove the back cover completely.

    See figure below for reference.

    moto-x-repair-1.jpg

    • Using your T4 Torx Screwdriver remove the T4 screws (11) that are circled in RED in the figure below.
    • There is also a metal spacer (highlighted in GREEN below), that should be set to the side for re-assembly later.

    moto-x-repair-2.jpg

    • *Figure 3.1* Carefully release the clips and remove the upper housing using the pry tool. The housing holds the audio jack and loud speaker assembly.
    • *Figure 3.2* It is important to be careful with the right side of the housing, which should be handled with care because it's held on with clips in the housing and can be delicate.
    • *Figures 3.3 - 3.4* Using the pry tool remove the lower housing, at the same time be careful not to damage the clips holding it in place.

    See figure below for reference.

    moto-x-repair-3.jpg

    • *Figure 4.1* Release the battery connection using the pry tool.
    • *Figure 4.2* Release the volume button flex cable by releasing the jaw connection.
    • *Figure 4.3* Release the pop connector for the upper sensor and ear speaker assembly.
    • *Figure 4.4* Then flip over the motherboard exposing the jaw-bone connection. Now you can release the connection and remove the motherboard and battery.

    moto-x-repair-4.jpg

    • *Figure 5.1* With the pry tool carefully remove the upper sensor assembly. Be mindful that underneath this sensor is the ear speaker which is attached to the housing.
    • *Figure 5.2* Take off the metal clip which covers the volume button flex cable.
    • *Figure 5.3* Now you can easily remove the volume and power buttons. Next, using your pry tool (or plastic tweezers) peel off the volume buttons, be careful not to rip or tear the ribbon cable.
    • *Figure 5.4* Set the buttons and volume flex ribbon cable to the side for re-assembly later.

    See figure below for reference.

    moto-x-repair-5.jpg

    Both sides of the screen assembly contain small pins (7) which hold the screen assembly to the housing.

    • *Figures 6.1 - 6.2* Remove the pins (7) by pushing them out from the inside of the housing. This is most effectively done using the Sim card removal tool (provided by Motorola).
    • *Figure 6.3* Now that the pins have been removed use your pry tool to release the grey housing from the screen assembly. Be careful not to break the clips which hold the housing in place.
    • *Figure 6.4* You can completely remove the housing now that it has been released from the screen assembly.

    See figure below for reference.

    moto-x-repair-6.jpg

    • Finally, re-assemble the Moto X by reversing the above steps and install a new LCD + Touch Screen assembly.

    Notice:

    Repairs Universe's guides are for informational purposes only. Repairs are done at your own risk.
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    Is your Moto X in need of repair? The Repairs Universe Team has created this repair guide to help repair your Moto X!

    Repairs Universe's guides are for informational purposes only. Repairs are done at your own risk.

    Awesome! Seeing as how many of us are importing Moto Xs, this should be really helpful if things go south. Would you guys consider making a detailed video of changing the back housing?
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    I was wondering if anyone has found out if you can just replace the screen if the screen is cracked but still works.
    We haven't tried to separate the glass and LCD yet, but we are attempting it in the near future. We have heard of some success with a hot plate.