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Moto G 2nd gen (2014) Screen Repair, Battery Replacement

Moto G 2nd gen (2014) Screen Repair, Battery Replacement

Today we’re going to take apart the 2014
version of the Moto G with the camera on the right side. The original version of the Moto
G has the camera on the left side. To start off we’re going to take off the back plate.
I just start down by the charging port and use a pry tool or your fingernails and just
take off the back plate, sliding your fingernails around the backside. It’s just a piece of
plastic; you don’t need to worry too much about it. It pops off pretty easily. There
are a ton of screws along the backside as well. Take those off. I believe it’s a T5
Torx head that you need to remove them. The tools will be in the video description below.
You can see a bunch of copper pads on the underside of this as you take it off. Those
are for the antennas as well as the ear piece speakers. Take off the ear piece connection
as well as the front facing camera. And this piece of tape covers the LCD connector. Lift
up the black little flap and that will allow you to remove the LCD ribbon cable from the
motherboard. Lift off the SD card and SIM card ribbon cable. It’s kind of like a little
Lego connection that holds it to the motherboard. Then you can take your pry tool and slide
it underneath the ribbon cable and make sure not to bend it or kink it too much or else
you might damage it. I will try to link all the replacement parts in the video description
below. It looks to me like this vibrator motor is attached to the ribbon cable so to grab
that out make sure you lift it from the bottom and grab it with the tweezers. You can see
there’s a little bit of glue attached to it as well. So if you do end up having to
replace that make sure you connect it securely the same way that it looks right now. Then
I take the copper sticker from the back of the battery and lift it up. This will allow
us access to the battery so we can swap that out. Try not to rip this. If you do end up
ripping it you can kind of just piece it back together making sure copper touches copper.
To unconnect the battery, lift up on the little connector, similar to a Lego, and pop that
out. And then remember as you’re prying up the battery it’s held on by tape underneath.
Remember that you are prying against the LCD screen so try not to put too much pressure
underneath it or else you’ll end up cracking your LCD if it’s not already broken. Slip
my pry tool up towards the top and make sure not to bend the battery or puncture it at
all or else it will start smoking and melting and will probably damage something important.
There’s the battery. I will link replacement parts in the video description below. There
are three screws the same size as the T5 Torx. Get those out and then you can see under this
little tape is the camera held in place by the same little Lego connectors you’ve been
removing this whole time from the rest of the phone. Pop that off. You can see it right
here. I believe it’s an 8 mega pixel camera. Pretty straight forward to reconnect it just
pop it into place and press it down with your hand and then put over that little tape shield
when you’re done with it as well. If you’re going to replace a charging port, the only
way to do it is with a solder gun and specialized tools so good luck with that. And then the
ear piece and the front camera just lift out from the frame of the device as well. Here
is the front speaker. The bottom speaker is the exact same, just lift up from the bottom
and it’s held in place with some clear tape. Pretty straight forward. I’m going to put
that in back inside the frame. Now here’s the screen itself. This is the screen and
the frame combination combined. This is the part that you’d want to buy. If you do end
up buying just the screen without the frame, it is a little bit harder to replace it. You
have to heat up the screen and the frame and then separate the two. And then use sticky
tape to place the new screen down inside of the frame. The parts that I’ve seen listed
(this) are sold with the frame itself for only about 10 dollars more so I think it’s
way worth your time to just go with the frame/screen combination instead of just trying to go with
the screen itself. It’s very worth your time. Anyway, set the motherboard down in
place after putting the camera and ear piece back into the frame. One little trick I learned
is if you take your screw driver and hold it up against the speaker, it’s actually
a little magnet and it will magnetize your screwdriver so you don’t have to lose your
little screws as you’re putting it back in. Get the three of those screws around the
motherboard back into place and grab the battery, clip it down on the motherboard and set the
battery into place after that making sure that it lines up with the little slots on
the frame. That way you don’t have any issues when you’re trying to put that back plastic
plate back on your device. Lock down the ribbon cable connectors for the front ear piece and
the front camera. And then you can take your little copper shield and set that back over
the motherboard and battery. This kind of just shields your SD card and SIM card from
interference with the device itself as well as provides a little grounding plate. I put
the vibrator motor in first. And then clip the top next t to that little SD card reader.
And then I set the rest of the plate down after that. To get the LCD ribbon cable I
just grab with my little tweezers and line it up with the slot and then lock it down
into place as I’m holding it to make sure that’s secure. And then take the little
tape and put it in over the top of that as well. The little back plastic plate will help
hold that down into place. Grab your little buttons; they have a little black tab on top
that rest against the motherboard. These probably fell out at the beginning of the repair so
make sure you keep track of those. If your camera lens ever breaks, that little silver
part just pops off. I will try to link replacement parts in the video description below, and
you can just re-adhere it with the adhesive that comes with the new lens. Put all those
little screws back into place, pop that back cover back on and you are set. If you have
any questions make sure to leave them down in the comments below. Also read the comments
before you do the repair. A lot of people have suggestions, maybe things I forgot that
will help you out. And don’t forget to “like” the video if it helped you. And don’t forget
to subscribe. Thanks for watching, hope to see you around!

100 thoughts on “Moto G 2nd gen (2014) Screen Repair, Battery Replacement”

  1. so, does he still believe one needs a t5 tool ? or does anyone know for sure? smn could add a text comment here or in the vid…. please..

  2. To replace the front facing camera do I have to do all that (disconnect the battery and remove the sim card stuff) ??

  3. Could you please tell where is the microphone?? Mine stopped working and I can't find it on the main board. thanks!!

  4. vertical color lines appearing in my moto g turbo .can I replace it? or it can repairable .I bought only 3 months ago

  5. Hello Jerry,
    My Power Button gets stuck. Can you show how that can be replaced?
    When I click the power button, it stays stuck inside and the phone keeps rebooting.

  6. hi, great video, one thing to add. the one I opened up had two black straps on the side of the battery. turns out they are there to help pull the battery out, which might make it that you can pull out the battery without the need for a tool.

    thanks again

  7. my simcard is stuck in my 2nd simslot… i have the dual sim version. how can i get it out without without taking off the battery cover?

  8. Hey Jerry! I changed the screen (frame) of my Moto G2, everything works fine, but the speaker (both) sounds really bad, before I changed the screen they worked great, do you know what may be happening? How can I fix it?

  9. I replaced the screen and now the speakers sounds really bad… Any sugestions please? 🙁

  10. Im giving my mobile to service center in chennai they will change my board and battery …there is any possible way to find the my mobile board and battery numbers
    pls help me

  11. Hi, in the beginning there is a tape that covers the LCD connector, I got my display repaired and the guy didn't put that tape back, and now within 2 days the display is not working and he suggests me to get a new display.

  12. Nice tutorial! I watched this before replacing the damaged LCD on my Moto G 2014 and found it very helpful. The new LCD is working great!

  13. Hi,

    I accidentally dropped my motog 2g from a low table while it was in it's shield and yet the screen is having weird colorations and also looks like every other line is not working making the screen project weaker light and blurrier image.

    What do you suggest I should do?


  14. Thank you for this video. I used this and 2 other videos for reference when changing my screen and touchscreen. I almost panicked when i tested and the phone came on but not the screen. I had not placed the motherboard screen cable correctly. You really need to get it all the way in there. I hope the phone will last another year now before I need to replace it 🙂

  15. After screen replacement both speakers voice is buzzing. I put original speakers into replacement display with frame. what could be reason ?

  16. Hey there guys, I replaced a screen for this phone (whole frame) and now the phone just has no sounds at all, do you know what have I done wrong? Thanks in advance.

  17. help.. i broke the plastic thing that adjusts the screen, i messed up on minute 5:06, do you know the name of that thing? i need to order another one

  18. I broke the golden pins of one SIM card slot. Gonna need a replacement for that. I have the dual sim model. And if I replace it, do I need to take the vibrator with it?

  19. Hey Jerry my Moto G 2nd phone's notification light is continually on even after switch off also & because of that my battery is also dying very early I remember this issue started when my phone got some rain droplets while I was out for trip can you please help I can get off this notification light

  20. My motoG2 screen is broken. I bought the LCD with frame, and connected the LCD bus to motherboard, But now my my phone doesnt even turn on. I tried connecting charger as well, but the phone does not vibrate too. So I dont know if the problem is with some connection or the vibrator motor or only the LCD connection Please help.

  21. Hi!
    My phone fell into water for a few seconds and nothing major had happened. Well except, when it starts it gets into FastBot bcause it thinks the Volume Down Key is pressed. And if i press the Volume Up Key in fastBoot, instead of selecting it just scrolls. What can I do to repair my phone?

  22. You don't have to disassemble all components to change the screen. You only need to unscrew the 3 screws that hold the motherboard, pull the sticky tapes from beneath the battery (yes you can pull them, slowly and they won't tear). This way the whole motherboard with the battery can be removed and placed on top of a new screen. Of course you have to unplug the ribbon cables that are connected to the motherboard (screen, front camera and sensors)

  23. Thanks JRE. Couldn't have done it without the excellent video quality. Many others were poor quality video and spoke too fast.

  24. hi jack…my moto G(2014) charging port has stopped working. i know it's a bit late to discus about that "old" device but i would really appreciate your advice here.

  25. Hey, everyone. I did the screen replacement as in the video and it works great. The thing is, I can no longer hear anything from the phone. Does anybody know how can I fix this?

  26. My Moto G 2nd gen phone was submerged in a swimming pool and had no life signs.
    I Changed very carefully the motherboard, the SIM and microSD board, the screen with the frame, the speakers and connectors, also put a new battery, and works again. I was lucky.
    Thanks for your video!

  27. Good evening my friend, my bike g xt1063 does not access the recovery, gives the message Boop up Failed, Help please!

  28. What do I need to unscrew the back? I got a micro sim trapped in the slot. Also do you have a video for repairing the camera lens and flex cable on a Google Nexus 5?

  29. Having now done the repair to my XT1068 I can confirm that the process is exactly the same except there is a second SIM carrier attached to the SIM/msd frame.
    Great video, clear instructions, no waffle – thanks a lot

  30. Thanx a lot…i changed battery by following your video…now my old g2 is revived and can use it as secondary phone..👍

  31. Hi there. Nice video. My Moto G2 heats up (really hot) at the top right side, it takes +12hours to fully charge and then the battery drains in less than 4hours. Is an indicator for a battery replacement? Or it could be another component that is damaged? Thanks..

  32. Thank you, I will probably get a new battery because I can't get more than 2 hours of on screen time. Seems the right thing to do instead of buying a new phone because of the planet and all this stuff, better make it last longer than waste lots of resources into making a new one.

  33. I finally cracked my screen for this phone after years. Unfortunately, when I searched for a replacement part, I was just looking for the screen, and didn't know about having the casing to go with it. Do I really need to take literally every part of the phone apart before I can get to the screen? Yikes.

    I very much appreciate the close, detailed camera setup you have, and the step by step directions.

    I've got my tools in front of me, a cloth to make sure nothing rolls around too much, and a little pill bottle to hold the tiny screws, so wish me luck!

    I wanted to replace just the battery and I thought about it. You do not need to remove any of the connection of the ear peice or camera or lcd connection (as shown at 0:44 in the video) you just need to to lift off the sdcard/sim card connection (as shown at 0:57 in the video). This will make your life easy as you will not have to connect these back up again if you are like me and just want to replace a new battery.

    ALSO, it shows in the video that the you remove all screws and put them on the table. I suggest their is a better way to do this. You loosen them up while they are inside the cover but do not take them out of the cover. Gently remove the cover while the screws are still in the holes. This way you can simply put the cover back on when you are done and you will have a less than of loosing the screws. Moreover, It will also help as some screws are smaller than others and if they are in the original position when you remove them you will not have to remember their position in the case you put all of them on the table and then decide where the smaller screws go and the big screws go.


  35. Hi guys, I followed this very useful tutorial in order to replace a tired battery in my MotoG. Since putting it back together, neither SIM card slot is working. Other than taking the phone apart again, disconnecting and reconnecting the ribbon connector, does anyone have any ideas on what the problem might be?

  36. Ok, I figured it out. During the battery swap process I had dislodged the antenna wire. It has a push fit connector at each end and I had dislodged the lower end. Took me ages to work it out as every time I took the back off the phone everything looked in order and most of my attention was focussed on the ribbon connector of the PCB with SIM/SD trays and LED light.

  37. Hello, I looks like I need the sim/sd card assembly. The bonehead who put in the sim card separated the adapter around it, so while trying to get it out to change the batter, the sim card collar/adapter grabbed on the contacts and ripped some of them out. The sim card is now not working.

  38. A superior instructional video. Having never done this before, ever, I worked MUCH slower than the video shows, only replaced the battery and was very careful handling the circuitry. So, it took me 90 minutes.

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