简介

Prereq-only to open the Motorola Moto Z Force Droid.

  1. Apply a heated iOpener to the lower glass panel on the back of the phone for five minutes.
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the lower glass panel on the back of the phone for five minutes.

    • The panel is extremely stubborn, and you may need to reheat and reapply the iOpener several times to get the panel warm enough. Follow the iOpener instructions to avoid overheating.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the phone—the display and internal battery are both susceptible to heat damage.

    I was unable to get the iOpener to heat the glass panes hot enough to loosen the glue. I was able to use a heat gun. Just heat it on low setting for about 1.5 min. (Any longer and you risk damaging the phone.

    Kimball Marston - 回复

    I heated the iOpener several times to no avail. Then when i switched from the pick to a box cutter (see my comment on next step) it turned out that the glue WAS heated enough.

    Michael Roland - 回复

    I agree with the heat gun. Only needed to use it on low for a few seconds.  iOpener did not work, ended up using an exacto knife and heat gun after breaking the bottom glass. Found the replacement glass on Amazon for 6.99 for both pieces.

    zx12bullet - 回复

    I did this with the iOpener, about 45 seconds on a 1200W+ microwave. The mistake I made was not realizing how thin the glass is. Think paper thin. You do not have to dig far to get into it. I did peel off a protective outer plastic that was on both of mine. Shattered the top one, learned, bottom one came out without issues.

    Paul Porter - 回复

  2. Insert an opening pick into the small gap between the rear case and the glass panel. The gap between the panel and the frame is very tight, so it may help to rock or slide the pick back and forth as you push it down into the gap. Alternatively, you can use a thin blade or metal pry tool to lift the panel before prying the rest of the way with a pick, but work slowly and gently to avoid damaging the glass. If you're having trouble inserting your pick, go back a step and heat the panel further. Loosening the panel requires significant heat, but avoid heating the middle of the phone where the battery is.
    • Insert an opening pick into the small gap between the rear case and the glass panel.

    • The gap between the panel and the frame is very tight, so it may help to rock or slide the pick back and forth as you push it down into the gap. Alternatively, you can use a thin blade or metal pry tool to lift the panel before prying the rest of the way with a pick, but work slowly and gently to avoid damaging the glass.

    • If you're having trouble inserting your pick, go back a step and heat the panel further. Loosening the panel requires significant heat, but avoid heating the middle of the phone where the battery is.

    • A few drops of high-concentration (at least 90%) isopropyl alcohol applied to the edges of the panel may help to loosen the adhesive as well.

    • Do not pry over the charging port. It is framed with plastic that can be damaged when prying.

    • With tip of the pick under the glass panel, carefully pry upward to slightly separate the rear case and the panel.

    The opening picks are too thick and weak to accomplish this step. Plan on breaking the glass with a knife and replacing it with new glass from ebay. Search Dogxiong For Motorola Moto Z/Moto Z Force Black Back Rear Battery Housing Top if the following link doesn’t work: https://www.ebay.com/i/123308522723?chn=...

    Mike Thompson - 回复

    This step was a challenge. The picks are quite thick. I ended up using a box cutter knife to carefully separate one corner. Then I used one of the picks to complete this procedure. Once I realized that this worked, I breathed a sigh of relief. Then I did the same thing for steps 5 & 6.

    Michael Roland - 回复

    Agreed. There’s no way I could have done this without a heat gun, a ton of patience, and a really, really thin flat screw driver bit from my iFixit tool pack. I think it was the 1.3.

    bennettr8 - 回复

    I used a single edge razor blade in a holder. This worked much better then trying to get a pick inserted. Also, you really have to get the panel warm to heat up the glue enough to break it loose.

    Donald Whitaker - 回复

    I managed to remove the remove the panel without a heat gun, but I did carefully use a square end hobby knife blade to life the glass far enough to insert the pick. The adhesive is across the entire panel, so it does not feel like it is lifting correctly as only the local area will actually lift.

    David Small - 回复

    IO found the Jimmy from my iFixit tool kit worked well with the iOpener and letting the opener sit for about 10 minutes then using a pick to keep the glass separated.

    Dave Johnson - 回复

  3. Slide the pick in between the panel and the rear case. Slide the pick across the length of the panel to slice the adhesive holding it to the rear case. Slide the pick across the length of the panel to slice the adhesive holding it to the rear case.
    • Slide the pick in between the panel and the rear case.

    • Slide the pick across the length of the panel to slice the adhesive holding it to the rear case.

    The entire underside of the panel has adhesive to all the edges.

    David Small - 回复

  4. Use the opening pick to carefully pry up the glass panel. Remove the glass panel. Remove the glass panel.
    • Use the opening pick to carefully pry up the glass panel.

    • Remove the glass panel.

    • Repeat the previous four heating and removal steps for the upper glass panel.

    • During reassembly, remove leftover adhesive from the panels and the rear case. Then clean those areas with high concentration isopropyl alcohol (greater than 90%) and a lint-free cloth. This will ensure proper adhesion of the panels.

    • Reinstall the panels using a pre-cut adhesive strip or double-sided tape.

    When cleaning the Glass Panes, DO NOT use metal tools, This will scrape the paint off of the back of the glass and damage the glass. Use of Alcohol helps loosen and remove the glue. I used a small plastic scraper and alcohol. Just takes a little bit of time.

    Kimball Marston - 回复

    I was unable to remove the top one with the tools provided. I ended up breaking the glass and had to take it piece by piece. It depends the age of the phone and how strong the adhesive was. You can buy replacements on eBay or Amazon ( https://www.amazon.com/Dogxiong-Battery-... ). I bought it while I was fixing the phone since I broke the glass.

    Charlie Gates - 回复

    The upper glass panel proved to be more tricky. The previous square end hobby knife blade kept breaking, so I had to get a new regular hobby knife blade, which still broke, but managed to pry the panel up enough to get the other blade and eventually the pick in it. ***Wear safety glasses when prying with a metal blade***  The entire panel has adhesive, but the right side when viewed in the above photo has less, so it should be easier to lift. Additional examination of the adhesive reveals that there is a small spot in the corner that does not have any adhesive, presumably to aid with disassembly.

    David Small - 回复

    Got it off but it is all broken up, The top is definitely better adhered than the bottom.

    Dave Johnson - 回复

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  6. Remove the six 4 mm T3 Torx screws securing the display assembly.
    • Remove the six 4 mm T3 Torx screws securing the display assembly.

    Why did they give me a T5 when it clearly states a T3?

    Good thing I had their other tool kit with all of the bits.

    Dave Johnson - 回复

    what do you do if one of the Torx screw heads falls apart so you can’t turn the screw?

    Dave Johnson - 回复

    I ground the head off with a very small Dremel grinding tip. I wil find out if I created any new problems when I connect the new battery. Not even sure the battery is the problem. My daughters phone just stopped working and wouldn’t turn on even when plugged in.

    I guess if the battery isn’t the problem, then I cna’t make it any worse.

    Dave Johnson - 回复

  7. Insert the point of a spudger into the hole in the bottom right corner of the rear case. Press the spudger into the hole to separate the display from the rear case. Press the spudger into the hole to separate the display from the rear case.
    • Insert the point of a spudger into the hole in the bottom right corner of the rear case.

    • Press the spudger into the hole to separate the display from the rear case.

    Expect to bend the end of the spudger as the adhesive holding the display on is rather strong.

    David Small - 回复

  8. Use a finger to maintain separation between the display assembly and the rear case while you remove the spudger. Reinsert the flat end of the spudger in the gap between the display assembly and the rear case.
    • Use a finger to maintain separation between the display assembly and the rear case while you remove the spudger.

    • Reinsert the flat end of the spudger in the gap between the display assembly and the rear case.

    Due to the display being hard to move, I push it far enough with the spudger until I was able to insert a pick to hold it while I shifted the spudger.

    David Small - 回复

  9. Slide the spudger along the side of the phone until you get to the clip securing the display to the rear case. With the spudger right next to the clip, carefully twist the spudger to pry the display away from the rear case and release the clip. With the spudger right next to the clip, carefully twist the spudger to pry the display away from the rear case and release the clip.
    • Slide the spudger along the side of the phone until you get to the clip securing the display to the rear case.

    • With the spudger right next to the clip, carefully twist the spudger to pry the display away from the rear case and release the clip.

    If it is being difficult, confirm that you have removed all 6 (SIX) screws. This is from personal experience.

    Charlie Gates - 回复

    BECAREFUL twisting the spudger. You need to be right on the clip. If you are too far away from the clip you will crack the LCD screen from the inside (happened to me and ended up having to buy a new screen). I found a video where it shows working one of the picks all the way around the screen first to separate the glue / sealant that is used FIRST. then you can locate the clips easier Prying after all the glue is worked loose make it sperate a lot easier.

    HINT - The clip on the button side is not in the middle of the side it is slightly higher towards the Power button. The left side (no buttons) the clip is directly in the middle of the side.

    zx12bullet - 回复

    I recommend moving the supdges slowly to let the adhesive separate on its own.

    David Small - 回复

  10. Repeat the separation and prying process for the other side of the phone. There is one clip on each side of the phone—make sure both are free before you continue. Be careful not to separate the bottom edge of the display more than 0.5 inches (13 mm) from the rear case. The display cable is still connected and can be damaged if the bottom of the phone is opened too far.
    • Repeat the separation and prying process for the other side of the phone.

    • There is one clip on each side of the phone—make sure both are free before you continue.

    • Be careful not to separate the bottom edge of the display more than 0.5 inches (13 mm) from the rear case. The display cable is still connected and can be damaged if the bottom of the phone is opened too far.

    On this side, I got the spudger 1/2 way up, and it wouldn’t give. I wound up working around from the other side, then down from the top to finally release it. It felt like the tension was released after everything else came out, and it popped right out. jml.

    James Lang - 回复

  11. Tilt the top right corner of the display down to disengage one of the tabs that secure the top of the display. Tilt the other corner down next, to disengage the other tab.
    • Tilt the top right corner of the display down to disengage one of the tabs that secure the top of the display.

    • Tilt the other corner down next, to disengage the other tab.

    • The display cable is still connected and can be damaged by too much display movement. Tilt the display carefully and stop if you encounter significant resistance.

    I still don’t know how this was supposed to work, but there is some adhesive along the top. I used the pick to wiggle the top out and then proceed. Another site advised more heat in this area to loosen the adhesive. I didn’t need to.

    bennettr8 - 回复

    I also agree with this. I just kept shaking things until it loosened. Getting it back on was just as a struggle and took some forcing.

    Charlie Gates - 回复

    The tabs are two small bumps that are located roughly at either end of the speaker. Careful prying with the pick may help, but make sure you do not over extend the bottom of the display.

    David Small - 回复

    On reassembly, not that the camera under the display may be loose. Putting some pressure on the speaker while pressing up on the display should cause the top tabs to snap back in.

    David Small - 回复

  12. Lift the right edge of the display to hinge the phone open like a book, no more than 45°. Gently lift the display enough to clear the clip from the edge of the rear case, maintaining the 45º angle. Rest the display on the table behind the phone and open to 90º to allow access to the display cable.
    • Lift the right edge of the display to hinge the phone open like a book, no more than 45°.

    • Gently lift the display enough to clear the clip from the edge of the rear case, maintaining the 45º angle.

    • Rest the display on the table behind the phone and open to 90º to allow access to the display cable.

    Note that there are several strips of glue along the edges of the display which will need to be reapplied during reassembly.

    Kimball Marston - 回复

    During reassembly (once you have put the display cable back into its socket), I recommend plugging the charger cable into the phone for a few seconds to see if you see the lightening bolt (charging indicator) on the front panel. This will allow you to be certain that, both, the battery and display connectors have been properly and securely connected.

    Michael Roland - 回复

  13. Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the display cable connector up out of its socket. Only pry up on the display connector itself and not the socket on the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the display cable connector up out of its socket.

    • Only pry up on the display connector itself and not the socket on the motherboard.

    • At this point during reassembly after the display is connected, turn the phone on and verify that the display functions correctly. If it does, turn the phone off and proceed with reassembly.

    • If it does not work, check that everything is assembled correctly and the connectors are clean. For further troubleshooting, visit our Answers Forum.

    Note that the ribbon cable has adhesive beside the connector.

    David Small - 回复

    When it is plugged into power on reassembly, it should show a lightening bolt. If it shows the restart screen, likely the battery was not connected correctly.

    David Small - 回复

    • Remove the display.

    • During reassembly, if you wish to replace the display adhesive strips, first use a spudger to scrape away all the old adhesive, and clean the adhesion area with some high-concentration (at least 90%) isopropyl alcohol on a lint-free cloth.

    • Apply a thin, high-bond tape, like 1 mm Tesa 61395, or a strip from a precut adhesive card, where the old adhesive was.

    • If you're installing a new display assembly, note where the adhesive is on the original assembly and apply adhesive in the same places on the new assembly.

结论

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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