Oh no! You've dropped your digital stuff. And it's out of warranty. And repair costs more than the digital stuff is worth. What to do short of tossing the digital stuff (or selling on ebay)? Well, believe it or not the average person has a good chance of diy fixing that digital stuff themselves. All they'll need for most cases is some patience, and a little background knowledge. The intent of the posts on this blog are to help provide that knowledge.

Disclaimer Warning: The following instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your digital stuffs and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.

Disclaimer Notice : imprtant things to know before you start taking Part your digital stuffs

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Motorola RIZR L7 disassembly

Motorola RIZR L7 disassembly
Tools required: Torx 6 screwdriver, torx 3 screwdriver, plastic shim like a credit card.

Remove the battery cover, battery and sim card.

Run your fingernail around the join of the aerial cover and it should release with a bit of force.

You should now have the aerial cover removed. Next remove the six screws you can see.

  • The metal part, shown below, will be loose and can be removed. There are now three ribbons to disconnect. They all attach like a plug and socket. Simply lift them up, away from the phone, to unplug them.
  • You can now remove the circuit board, as shown below.

    Now run your fingernail or the edge of a credit card around the edge of the front cover in order to remove it.

    You should now have the front cover removed and your phone will look like below. Remove the two small screws you can see.

  • Lift the keypad part from right to left making sure you hold the left side down as you do this. You'll here a pop as a connector on the right side unplugs. The keypad part will still be attached on the left by a wire.
  • Your phone should now look like below.

    Run your credit card in-between the display window and the LCD screen. It's held on with double sided tape.

    Your phone should now look like below.

    Turn the phone towards you and look at the metal frame which surrounds the LCD. It's held on with six metal clips which need to be levered off. Use your small screwdriver to do this.

  • Your phone should now look like below.
  • The LCD screen will be loose and can now be removed. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly.

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