How to Repair a Cracked Motorola Moto X Screen

Assembled in the United States, the Motorola Moto X has a 4.7-inch AMOLED display. When you suffer a cracked, shattered or broken Moto X screen, you can opt in purchasing a new Moto X screen replacement, then DIY repair it. Here we walk you through details on step-by-step repair a cracked Moto X screen.

How to Repair a Cracked Motorola Moto X Screen

Tools needed to replace a cracked Moto X screen:

Triangle Plastic Case Opening Tool

T3 Torx Screwdriver

Metal Spudger Opening Tool

Eject pin

A new Motorola Moto X LCD Screen and Digitizer Assembly with Front Housing

Step 1

Power off the Motorola Moto X and take out the SIM card tray with the eject pin.

take out the SIM card tray of Moto X

Step 2

Release clips holding the battery door in place, and then disconnect the connector on the motherboard to peel off the back cover.

Note: There is a flex cable connecting the battery cover and motherboard and the battery door is placed by adhesive. Handle carefully.

Use the case opening tool to release clips

disconnect the connector

Step 3

Unscrew the 9 screws on the top and bottom part of Motorola Moto X.

undo the 9 screws

Step 4

Peel off the bottom cover with case opening tool.

Remove the Moto X bottom cover

Step 5:

Remove the Moto X headphone jack with loud speaker.

Remove the headphone jack with loud speaker of Moto X

Step 6

Remove the flex cable ribbon of the side keys with spudger tool.

remove the side keys flex cable

Step 7

Use spudger to remove the Motorola Moto X front facing camera.

Remove the Moto X front facing camera

Step 8

Undo 2 screws to remove the metal shield securing the motherboard.

remove the metal shield

Step 9

Separate the battery from the Moto X LCD assembly after disconnecting the 4 connectors.

Note: There is a connector on the LCD assembly. Handle carefully when you disconnect the connector.

Disconnect 4 connectors on the Moto X LCD assembly

Step 10

After the battery with motherboard is free, take out the Moto X rear facing camera from the motherboard.

take out the Moto X rear facing camera

Step 11

Separate the battery from the motherboard.

Note: There is an adhesive in between, so handle carefully.

Separate the Moto X battery from motherboard

Step 12

Use spudger to peel off the Moto X ear speaker on the top of the LCD assembly.

Remove the Moto X ear speaker

Step 13

Use eject pin to remove 7 pins holding the middle chassis in place.

Note: It needs more patience to remove the 7 pins.

The pins that hold the Moto X middle chassis

Use eject pin to remove 7 pins

Step 14

Remove the Moto X middle chassis with plastic case opening tool.

Note: Metal opening tool is not allowed, for it will damage the Moto X LCD screen.

 release the middle chassis

Step 15

When the middle chassis is released, you can see the Moto X LCD assembly is free now.

Remove the Moto X LCD assembly

Step 15

Take a new Motorola Moto X LCD Screen and Digitizer Assembly with Front Housing and assemble it in reversal order.

replace a new Moto X screen

You can check the Motorola Moto X Disassembly/ Tear Down video to learn How to Repair Moto X Screen.

  1. BY Corey
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    Can you make one of these for the NEW moto X? I just cracked mine and ordered a screen repair kit, but I cant find instructions ANYWHERE.

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