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 Z8 disassembly

Motorola RIZR Z8 disassembly Tools required: Torx 5 screwdriver Remove the battery cover, battery and the two rubber stoppers above the battery compartment to reveal two screws. Remove these two screws

Unclip the microphone cover (just lever it out with fingernail) to reveal two more screws. Remove these screws

With the two screws removed in the above step you can now remove the mic

Pull the battery compartment away from the rest of the phone and you phone will now be in three main parts, like below, attached by ribbons. The ribbons connect like a plug and socket. Simply lift pull them out to unplug them

With the ribbon from the battery compartment removed your phone will look like the picture below

Now unplug the other three ribbons which are attached to the green circuit board. Your phone will now look like below

Now remove the two black screws at the top of the phone

Run your fingernail around the edge of the front cover where the silver metal part meets it, shown below, to release the front cover

The front cover will still be connected but will be loose enough to allow you to twist it round slightly and access two more screws on either side of the phone. Pay careful attention to these screws before removing them. They hold two brass coloured metal clips in place which will pop out when you remove the screws. Just make a mental note of their position for when you put the phone back together

You can now remove the ribbons which are attached to the top half of the phone/LCD screen

You'll now have the front part of the phone removed.

To remove the LCD from the front cover gently pry it away. It's glued down so will peel away from the front cover

The LCD is held in by clips around the edge of the metal frame. Bend the clips back slightly to remove the LCD. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly

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