In this replacement guide, we will walk through removing the rear camera of the Motorola Moto G3 so that it can be replaced.

  1. Use the plastic opening tool to open the back cover as shown in the photo.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to open the back cover as shown in the photo.

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  2. Heat an iOpener in the microwave for 30 seconds.
    • Heat an iOpener in the microwave for 30 seconds.

    • Place the heated iOpener on all four edges of the screen for approximately 2 minutes.

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    • Apply the plastic opening tool on the edge of the screen near the front camera.

    • After creating enough space, allow the opening tool to be inserted on the side of the phone.

    • Create another space on the other side of the screen.

    • Leave the opening tool inserted.

    • Carefully apply the larger plastic opening tool by sliding it through the longer edge of the screen.

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    • A strip will be attached to the motherboard as shown.

    • Using tweezers, carefully detach the strip from the motherboard.

    That strip is the LCD display assembly flex cable, and it is attached to the motherboard via a ZIF connector. Using tweezers or a spudger, the plastic latch (which is on the side nearest the edge of the phone) must be gently lifted up away from the phone’s edge. Only then can the flex cable be safely (and carefully) removed.

    If the repairer attempts to pull the flex cable out of its connector without first opening the latch, either the latch or the flex cable itself is likely to break, greatly complicating the repair.

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    • With a T4 screwdriver, remove the10 "yellow" 2mm screws and 4 "black" 2mm screws.

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    • Use the metal spudger and lift the back cover on the bottom side of the phone (this is attached to the motherboard).

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    • Flip the motherboard over.

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    • Using a T4 Torx screwdriver, remove the three 2mm screws.

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    • Using the tweezers remove the black rear camera cover.

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    • Using the small opening tool, carefully flip the camera flex connector in a upright position. You should hear a click allowing you to know the camera flex connector has been released.

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    • Take the tweezers and remove the camera from the motherboard.

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

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