Moto X is the first smartphone assembled in the U.S.A and features a 4.7-inch AMOLED display with the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, 10MP rear facing camera, 2MP front facing camera and 2200mAh battery, etc. If you cracked some of these parts, it’s not very difficult for you to replace them since Moto X performs scores 7 out of 10 on repairability. You can follow our Moto X complete disassembly tutorial to learn how to fix the damaged parts on your device, such as the broken Moto X battery cover or the cracked screen. Please note that the DIY repair will void the warranty of your Moto X.

How to Take Apart the Moto X

Tools needed to take apart the Moto X:

Triangle Plastic Case Opening Tool

T3 Torx Screwdriver

Metal Spudger Opening Tool

Eject pin

Step 1

Power the Moto X off and use eject pin to take out the SIM card tray.

take out the SIM card tray

Step 2

Use the case opening tool to release clips holding the battery door in place, and then carefully open it since there is a flex cable connecting the battery door and motherboard, and adhesive on the battery door, which takes time to separate it. Then use case opening tool to disconnect the connector on the motherboard to remove the battery door.

Use the case opening tool to release clips

disconnect the connector

Step 3

Use screwdriver to undo the 9 screws on the top and bottom of the motherboard.

undo the 9 screws

Step 4

Remove the bottom cover on the motherboard.

Remove the bottom cover

Step 5:

Remove the headphone jack with loud speaker on the top.

Remove the headphone jack with loud speaker

Step 6

Use Spudger to remove the side keys flex cable.

remove the side keys flex cable

Step 7

Remove the front facing camera.

Remove the front facing camera

Step 8

Undo 2 screws to remove the metal shield used to fasten the motherboard.

remove the metal shield

Step 9

Disconnect 4 connectors and use Spudger to separate the battery with motherboard from the LCD assembly carefully since there is a connector to the LCD assembly. Then disconnect the connector.

Disconnect 4 connectors and use Spudger to separate the battery with motherboard from the LCD assembly

Step 10

After the battery with motherboard is free, take out the rear facing camera on the motherboard.

take out the rear facing camera

Step 11

Separate the battery and motherboard carefully since there is an adhesive in between.

Separate the battery and motherboard

Step 12

Remove the ear speaker on the top of the LCD assembly.

Remove the ear speaker

Step 13

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

The pins that hold the middle chassis in place

Use eject pin to remove 7 pins

Step 14

Once the 7 pins removed, use plastic case opening tool to release the middle chassis around the edge carefully. Then remove the chassis and the Moto X LCD assembly is free. (Please note that do not use metal opening tool or it will damage the LCD screen.)

use plastic case opening tool to release the middle chassis

the Moto X LCD assembly is free

Now the Moto X is completely disassembled.

the Moto X is completely disassembled