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Moto X Pure Edition 2015 Screen Repair, Battery Replacement Xt1575

Moto X Pure Edition 2015 Screen Repair, Battery Replacement Xt1575

Today we are going to be opening up the Moto
X Pure Edition. This is the phone that came out in 2015. Luckily everything inside is
pretty straight forward. I’ll be walking you through the whole process. On the back
of the phone here there is a Sim card tray that also holds the SD card. Just put your
little Sim card tool in there. Right here next to that tray there is a little hole,
and if you stick your Sim card removal tool in that hole it will start removing the back
of the phone from the housing. Once I had that little corner up I slipped a card in
there. I found that the glue is very strong though, and I ended up dropping the card and
just using my hands to pull it away from the phone body. I have heard of people using heat
to soften the glue and that would make it a little bit easier to pull it away from the
body, but there’s not a whole lot that can go wrong here. I will show you a few ribbon
cables that you have to avoid here in a second. Basically all you’re doing is pulling away
the back panel from the phone itself. Make sure you do watch out for these orange cables
underneath though. If you tear those you will lose your volume and power buttons; which
are pretty darn important. You can see all the adhesive that is holding back the plastic
panel onto the phone itself. Once the plastic panel is pulled away from the phone you can
see all the excess glue. You can remove this if you want. It will probably make it easier
to put the back on when you are done. I will be linking all the tools you will need for
this project down in the video description below. There are 20 screws here they are all
size T4. Once you remove all those screws there are a couple ribbon cables that you
have to pop out. As well as this little plastic camera shield. Then down here there’s these
pull tabs. These pull tabs make it extraordinarily easy to remove the battery from the inside
of the device. So pull these tabs. If you pull them out horizontal with the phone. It
will make it so that the battery is not stuck to the back panel anymore. When you pull on
this adhesive it becomes unsticky and just slides out from the back of the phone. Here’s
how to unplug the battery. Sometimes this will solve any software issues. So instead
of unscrewing the back panel and releasing the battery you can just unplug the battery
and see if it will solve any of your software problems. After the battery is unplugged you
can lift off the back panel. Before we jump onto the mother board let me show you a little
bit about the back panel. Flipping it over you can see how easily the battery just pops
away from the back since we’ve already removed those pull tabs. You can see that the NFC
connector right there on top of the battery as well. I’m just gonna pop that off. There’s
the battery. Here are the volume ribbon cables connections as well as the LED. The duel LED
flash. They just plug down on the mother board with this little waffle connector right there.
Just like a little Lego. Snaps onto the phone and snaps off. Pretty straight forward. Here’s
the headphone jack. Pretty common with Motorola to have the little pins that just rest on
top of the mother board. That’s how the headphone jack receives its communication.
So if you ever have anything get stuck in there or dirt, grime or anything like that
it’s pretty easy to clean out. It just pops away from the back panel. So here’s the
little ribbing cable for the rear facing camera. It is 21 Megapixles. It just has a little
latch that you unlatch, and you can slide the camera out from its little connection.
Here’s the little circuit board on top of the Sim card, and SD card tray. You just unlatch
that from the mother board just like a little Lego. Here’s the front facing camera. It
also has that same Lego connection. It is a 5 Megapixel camera. Then here’s the vibrator
motor. I thought this was interesting. It has the duel vibrations on either side, and
they are different sizes so it give you a more full vibration because it has a small
and a larger side. It’s similar to one of the Xbox controllers. Here is one of the screen
ribbing cables. I’m just going to remove the tape and flip up the latch and that will
let the little ribbon cable slide out of its little slot. Then there’s one more screw
down at the bottom of the phone that’s holding the mother board into place. So we are going
to remove that. Then that lets the bottom of the mother board slide up, and the top
of the mother board pop out of its little connection on the frame for the screen. So
here’s the screen. This is the part that you want to buy if your LCD is black or if
you have a crack in your glass of the screen. Motorola has been good in the past about selling
the screen that is already attached to the frame of the screen so it’s pretty easy
to install once you have this particular part. If you buy a screen that does not have the
frame installed. You’ll have to remove the plastic frame from your old screen and install
the new one usually using heat, and a bunch of pry tools. It’s much easier to buy the
screen with the frame intact. Here’s the mother board again with the charging port
down at the bottom. The charging port is not replaceable which is unfortunate because usually
charging ports are one of the first things that go out on a cell phone, besides a cracked
screen. Putting it all back together. The mother board does have that one screw at the
bottom. Go ahead and screw that into place. Then get the circuit board that rests on top
of the Sim card tray. Plug that in and you’ll feel it snap into place. Here’s a close
up shot of the ribbon cable connector for the screen. We are just going to slide it
into the little plug and then latch the black plastic part down. That holds it into place.
It has the exact same connection as the rear facing camera. We’re going to latch that
down. Then we are going to put the tape back onto it as well. The tape just makes sure
that the latch does stay down, and keeps any debris away from those connections. We don’t
want anything shorting out while you are using the phone. Getting the front camera back into
place. Latching it down with its little Lego connector, and then sliding the battery back
in as well. You can put a little piece of double sided tape in there to hold it down
if you would like. Putting the NFC back onto of the battery. Then laying the back panel
back on top of the phone. Pretty straight forward. Clamp it into place all around the
edges. Then make sure the battery is plugged back in. As well as the little rubber protective
piece on the top of that as well. Then here’s the little connector for the power button
and volume buttons. So once that’s connected everything should be done. Then I’m going
to test the phone before I put the 20 screws back into place. Everything looks like it
went smoothly. The phone is turning on, and it vibrated. I’m going to go ahead and take
all those twenty T4 screws, and put those back into place. Now the back panel is pretty
easy as well. If you’re new back panel didn’t come with any adhesive then you can just take
double sided tape and put it around the outside. The more the better. Just make sure that you
don’t put any adhesive that will rest on top of the ribbing cables for the volume and power
buttons. Otherwise next time you take off the back of your phone it will rip those right
off and render your phone unusable. Thanks a ton for watching if you have any questions
leave them in the comments below. Don’t forget to like this video if you liked it
or if you learned something. Don’t forget to subscribe. Thanks for watching. Hope to
see you around.

100 thoughts on “Moto X Pure Edition 2015 Screen Repair, Battery Replacement Xt1575”

  1. I'm right now gathering the parts for an overhaul of my Pure Edditidon after a screen crack. I suspect I'll be watching this about 20 more times before it's all done haha.

  2. Thanks for the guide, I jerryrigged a new screen onto one of my favorite phones! You definitely make it look easier in the video tho 😛

  3. Had my screen replaced and when it was returned to me the two silver pieces at the ear and mouth piece were not secure; one actually fell off. Any tips on repairing those? Looks like they should just pop back on but I've been unsuccessful.

  4. Jerry just replaced the screen on my moto x pure. Thank you so much! I have severe bleeding around the screen now especially on the left side of the screen. Do you know how to resolve it?

  5. Hi Jerry. Thanks for the informative video!
    Do you have one that focuses on the replacement of the micro USB charging/sync port on the Moto XPure?
    Apparently, this is a growing problem. I am looking for info on the process, to send along with other specs to my micro soldering guy. (The closest one lives over 700 miles away!)
    Do you have a video that highlights the micro USB port replacement, or can you make one?

  6. Replaced a cracked front screen, the touch did not work. You could see the screen fine. Installed new screen, now the touch capability works and the screen does not illuminate. Pure black. Any ideas what could be wrong?

  7. i have a moto x pure and the charging port is almost fully non functional. I remembered that you had made a video about this phone, so i came back to watch more about taking the phone apart in hopes of being able to repair or replace it. :'( wont be able to replace it i guess, but that wont stop me from trying to soldier it back into place

  8. my moto x style gallery thumbnails not showing.when I play some videos it hanged every time.even I factory reset my mobile.please give me the proper solutions of this issue.

  9. thx for the walk through except you tell use the wrong tools now cause of it and every other forum that told me how to fix was wrong with its tools

  10. Jerry thanks a lot for the video but you didn't put the link for double side tape that i need for the back cover, could you please send me a good link for that?

  11. You obviously know what you are doing. Very well presented! One of the best instruction videos I have seen!

  12. Hi Jerry! I made the mistake of removing the side button covers and now have 3 small springs and buttons to reinstall. Where exactly do I put the springs? Do they go in the housing behind the buttons? Thank you!!

  13. This is one of the best tutorials I have seen! You make this look so easy. I'm confident that I can do it too!!!

  14. Hi Jerry, this a great video and you make it very simply. My phone fall in water, what I can do, it don´t works now? Thanks, may you give me way to solve it?

  15. Good tutorial. The screws on my phone were T3 and the battery cable was a little different. My screen replacement did not come with front led.

  16. Question: I have what I assume are broken pixels on my phone (it's like a cloud of blue that's really only visible when there are dark colors on my screen. So when using Spotify, I can always see it, unfortunately). Would replacing my screen with this method fix that? I'm not a tech person so apologies if this is a super stupid question, lol. I just wanna make sure it'll fix my problem before i go and buy tools for it.

  17. I just used this video to change the battery on my phone and it's working great! I had to run to Home Depot for a better screwdriver than the one that came with the battery. I picked up a Husky 8-in-1 Star Precision Screwdriver Set and the T4 bit worked perfectly. Thanks so much for this video. It was so helpful.

  18. the screen lights up when i plug to charge it but power button isn't working. i haven't screwed back the torx screws yet. any suggestions?

  19. Can someone confirm the Torx screw size. This video says it size T4. Other video say its size T3. I have the XT1575. My battery arrives on Monday. I need to buy the right sized screwdriver.

  20. Hey Zack, great video. Where can I get the battery for the Moto X Pure? The one listed on the video description is no longer available.

  21. Well done. Bugs the crap out of me when people do 20 minute videos and chatter about all kinds of things instead of just the task at hand. Thank you. Direct, to the point.

  22. Great video! Thanks.
    Question for everyone here:
    In hindsight did replacing the battery add significant phone life? I have heard varying opinions on the efficacy of this.

  23. I've recently replaced my battery and it works great, but for some reason the power button now isn't working (even though I didn't touch it at all….). The buttons still click and some screws are stripped so I'm having a hard time getting a look at what is wrong…. Does anybody have any idea at all what might be the problem?

  24. Hi, Jerry. Thanks for the great video! The Amazon link to the OEM battery is no longer available. Could you please recommend another source for me to purchase?

  25. My battery connector broke off when disassembling. You make it look so easy! Maybe it would be good to explain how that comes apart in the future. Guess I'm buying a new phone.

  26. After enduring so many amateur "How to DIY" videos, it was a pleasure just to watch such an informative, logical, and efficiently-paced instructional video with professional lighting and camera work. You anticipate many viewer questions, and highlight cautions and potential mistakes. Well done.

  27. I recently replaced my screen following these instructions. I bought the screen replacement from repairsuniverse wich is linked in comments, after i was done, the screen has some white colors in black screens. Any help? Jerry?
    Thanks in advance..

  28. No repair place wants to work on this phone so I'm left trying to figure it out myself. You are a lifesaver!

  29. With this video, I was able to replace the battery in 20 minutes. My Moto X Pure battery was draining fast, but the rest of the phone worked fine. I went on Amazon and bought a new battery, tools, and a replacement back for $30. Everything is like new. Thanks for the video.

  30. Hi there. Thanks so much for this video. My Moto X Pure Edition's battery needs to be changed and I will definitely use this video. I clicked on the link for the replacement battery but unfortunately, it does not work. Could you please provide me with another? I have gone to Amazon but the batteries there don't seem to be originals and the reviews aren't very good. Is there someplace else I can get an original battery? Looking forward to hearing from you.

  31. But I wanna ask the bluesh shade on the screen of the Moto x pure will remain after changing it's panel???😥 plz reply

  32. I replace my screen, but now my data connection is very poor… It works in close proximity to cell towers but once I get outside the city I have no signal

  33. while i stripped my screwes, your voice made me love watching you disassemble phones and rebulid them. keep it going <3

  34. Wish i had seen comments earlier. T4 will strip the screws out. Need a T3 screw driver to open these torx screws.

  35. My phone was at the point where if it was not plugged for 2 mins, it would shut off. Had to buy a power bank to keep it powered all day everyday. So I bought a battery and just did the replacement following this video, PREFECT. I almost messed up though, I missed the screw near the top in the center, (good thing you said 20 screws, had to go and count again and realised I only had 19), and the little connection for the volume button ribbon cable was stuck to my battery, so it got detached, but i was able to reconnect it easily. LOVELY VIDEO. Thanks.

  36. Some of the sealant helps protect the phone from water. Any advice for replacing it, r it it not worthwhile? Thanks.

  37. I've used parts of this tutorial to replace the battery in my Motorola xt1575. Everything is working fine, but it was not an easy process. I doubt many people have done this without stripping or cracking something. I'll be the first to admit I cracked the female connector to the power and volume buttons but still managed to seat the ribbon back in securely. And I repair electronics. Especially computers. I honestly believe the built in batteries are all about competitive marketing. They want their consumers to toss these phones once the battery is no good for the purchasing of a new one.

  38. cool ! great phone for photography on the fly 21 MP camera is so good. but why on earth did the upgrade the moto X (G) with a lesser rear camera! weird! the 21 MP camera is one of the reasons i bough it! would never go back to a cell with a lesser camera.

  39. Sir I have this phone but I am using this phone from one year I got some problems and phone got damaged on display it didn't cracked and my phone display work only half then I downloaded screen rotation app and. I am using my phone by rottating why my phone works like that please reply me sir I request you

  40. Great video Jerry. I used it to replace my battery, took 90 minutes but it took 30 to remove the old adhesive. Plus I worked very carefully so as to not break anything. Very important to note, the screws are definitely T3, not T4. I also kept track of where each screw was and put it back in the same hole. I did put pieces of double sided tape on back of battery before replacing and I purchased adhesive backing that matched the phone exactly. I also used a multimeter to test the motorola battery I got from ebay with a resistance load to make sure it was good. Would be a bummer to go through all that work with a bad battery. Thanks for saving me $400.

  41. Great vid! I was wondering if you could help me diagnose a problem I had with this phone: I've replaced the screen 3 times so far, but this last time replacing a screen with a "dead strip", I replaced the screen only to turn it on & have sound but no screen. I replaced the broken screen to see if it was a problem with replacement screen & it wasn't. The old screen also had sound with no screen. Is it something with the motherboard? Please don't say I need a new phone! I love the moto x pure!

  42. what the fuck…it is so darn easy to mess up those t4 screws…fuck motorola for using them instead of, you know, regulat screws.
    I fucked up a couple of screws and now i can go fuck myself as well

  43. Thanks, great video. Mine were T3 screws. I didn't have any trouble with them stripping, maybe because I didn't use the cheapo that came with the battery (which didn't fit) and sprung for an expensive Wiha T3. I had a little trouble getting the case to snap closed and stay closed, maybe because my battery came flat, and I didn't get it bent exactly like the original? But I screwed it down carefully, holding it closed as I put screws back in, and going around a few times tightening and retightening, and it seems to have come out ok.

  44. avoid the cheap T4 screwdrivers usually included with the battery change kits. Will just strip the screws. Get a real Torx screwdriver.

  45. can't you correct your mistake they are Torx T3 screws not T 4 is that because you want people to click on your link for tool kit that only goes down to T4 torx.
    Totally dishonest if true.

  46. I'm currently using this phone and my battery is giving out. And… Yeah, fuck all that shit. I'm just gonna buy the Pixel 3.

  47. Jerry, Help! First, thank you for the excellent video, which made it possible for me to change the battery. BUT now it won't charge. Previously the old battery charged, but it died within minutes. My old Motorola phone had an easy battery change (oh, for the pop out, pop a new one back in days!) so I wasn't aware of what I bit off when I tried to replace it. That said, it's done. But I'm stuck. The phone did turn on and vibrate, and the charge screen shows initially that it's charging, but then it stops. I did replace the turbo charger a few months ago, and it's working well with another phone. So not the charger. Thanks for any input you can provide.

  48. Thanks Jerry, very clear video. Just one !warning! before remove the battery, the volume connector remains stuck to the battery, the rest is perfect. Congratulations

  49. This worked will for me twice but it failed for my daughter. The silver side of the battery is attached. After removing the NFC contact, I had to carefully unstick the battery from the compartment. It did NOT "easily pop away from the back since already removed those pull tabs." But with some careful effort, I got it unstuck. Everything else worked like a charm. Thanks for the video!

  50. Thank You !… Your video was Great and right to the point and I did my first screen repair successfully … Great instructions!.

  51. Awesome video.
    I got my screen replaced using the video you shared. But Now putting the back cover back is become a challenge. Can you please share the link where I can find the double sided sticker that you seem to be using in the video?

  52. Great video. Unfortunately, my power/volume ribbon cable was damaged and I need to replace it. Do you have a tips/video for that?

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