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Post Motorola Droid A855 Screen Repair Guide

This written repair guide will take you through all the steps on how to disassemble your Motorola Droid A855 phone securely.

This guide will help you to install the following Motorola Droid A855 part(s):
  • Motorola Droid A855 Glass Touch Screen Digitizer Replacement

Tools Required:
  • Safe Open Pry Tool
  • Small Phillips Screwdriver
  • T5 Torx Screwdriver

Motorola Droid A855 Take apart guide:
  • Begin by removing back battery cover, battery, and micro SD Card from the phone.

Figure 1
  • Next is to remove all the thin plastic piece (highlighted with orange color in figure 1) using a safe open pry tool . This plastic piece is placed just above the battery compartment and bears the ‘Google’ label on one side and covers the camera lens on the other side.
  • You will now have to take away another thin plastic piece (which is more like a plastic strip) from the top of the phone. Shown in figure 1 in gray color. Remove this strip using safe pry tool. Be cautious while taking away these plastic pieces to avoid any damage.
  • We can now remove the thin copper strip at the bottom of the battery compartment (shown in brown color in figure 1) to reveal a hidden screw. Simply pry it up using a safe open pry tool.

Figure 2
  • Once the plastic piece and stripes have been remove, eight (8) T5 screws will be visible and need to be remove using T5 Torx Screwdriver.

Figure 3
  • Use safe pry tool to take away the back frame from the body of the phone. Pry along the edges to release the clips and then remove the unit.
  • Remove the speaker module from the bottom of the unit. Just pry it up using a safe pry tool.

Figure 4
  • Remove the two (2) screws to completely take away the motherboard from the body of the phone. Two small circles shown in figure 4 state the location of the screws.
  • Disconnect the two (2) ribbon cables from the motherboard. Figure 4 indicate the location of the two ribbon cable connectors A and B.
  • Then cautiously unplug the antenna cable from the connector on motherboard shown in the figure by rectangle 'c'. Simply pull it up and it will pop out easily.

Figure 5
  • After removing the two screws, two ribbon cables and the antenna cable stated in the above 3 steps, you can raise the motherboard from one side as shown in the figure 5. But be cautious because you still have to take away another ribbon cable which is attached to the motherboard. The small orange rectangle in Figure 5 shows the position of this connector. Then pull the ribbon cable up from the connector to unplug it and to discharge the motherboard from the body of the phone.

Figure 6
  • Take away the power, volume and the camera button from the unit.
  • Disconnect the remaining ribbon cable at figure 4 as rectangle D.

Figure 7
  • Using safe pry tool, pry up the top frame then run along to all edges to unhook the clips and then release the frame.

Figure 8
  • The frame is now separated. Remove the five (5) screws using a small Phillips screwdriver. Take note that the slider must be in open position to access the screws. Figure 8 refer the locations of these screws.

Figure 9
  • You must new remove five more Phillips screws but to access these screws you must slide the screen back and push it further past the point where it should normally stops. Remove the screws from the edge of this side as well. You must move the slider a little bit to get access for some of the screws. Shown at Figure 9.
  • Once the all the screws have been removed, you can separate the frame holding the screen and the touch panel. Lightly raise the slider and the keyboard up from one side but be cautious as this is still connected to the screen from underneath with a ribbon cable. Separate the screen by simply unplugging the ribbon cable. Screen can now be taken out from the assembly.

Your Motorola Droid A855 is now disassembled and you can change the damaged part(s) with new ones. Reverse the instructions above to reassemble your phone.
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