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How to Upgrade, Repair, Disassemble a Motorola Mobile (Cellular) Phone

Need to repair your Motorola (tm) mobile (cellular) phone? Here is a collection of free take apart instructions, modding guides, disassembly pictures, upgrade and repair manuals, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) tips and tricks to fix mobile (portable) phones made by Motorola (tm). If you have written a HOWTO yourself (or if you know of a tutorial not linked here), please submit a new entry. You can also publish a guide in the Mobile Phone Repair Wiki.

Motorola A6188How to open instructions and pictures.
Motorola A1000A well illustrated disassembly HOWTO.
Motorola C140Some cellphone disassembly pictures.
Motorola C200Exploded view, spare parts list.
Motorola C331 [archived link]How to disassemble the mobile phone and install LEDs.
Motorola C343Keypad flashing: a video showing disassembly instructions [video].
Motorola Defy/Defy+How to change display as well as the digitizer (in Italian).
Motorola E398Housing replacement: how to swap the middle strip, a detailed HOWTO with pictures [PDF].
Motorola E550Why bother to fix a four year old mobile phone? It's not like replacements (for the earpiece or speaker) are hard to get hold of and this thing should have been end of life two years ago.
Motorola E770vA step-by-step disassembly guide to replace LCD screen and other parts. [PDF]
Motorola E1000A step-by-step disassembly tutorial.
Motorola F3Here is an illustrated dissection tutorial.
Motorola iDen i50/i85 [archived link]Disassembly and LED installation.
Motorola i450Housing replacement: tools, tips and tricks for a change.
Motorola i560Housing replacement: all you need to know for a change.
Motorola K1 KrzrA complete disassembly and LCD replacement guide with photos.
Motorola Krave ZN4 (aka Blaze)This cellphone teardown guide provides a look inside the device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.
Motorola Krave ZN4 (aka Blaze)Overview of the cellphone hardware with circuit diagrams and labeled chips.
Motorola L6An illustrated tutorial explaining how to remove the housing and the LCD screen.
Motorola L7An illustrated step-by-step opening and take apart manual, explaining all the tools needed and a parts list [PDF].
Motorola L2000Under the hood, pictures from the inside.
Motorola MPx-200Complete take apart, with pictures, some notes about modding the internal antenna.
Motorola MPx-200How to fix your mobile phone when it will not charge.
Motorola MPx-200Exploded view, parts list with part numbers.
Motorola MPx-200Illustrated take apart instruction to change the housing.
Motorola MPx-220A gallery with a step-by-step take apart pictures. A complete disassembyl explained without words.
Motorola Slvr L7How to change the mobile phone housing. A great tutorial with take apart pics.
Motorola SLVR L7Two sorts of Torx srewdrivers are needed to open this cellular phone and substitute the LCD screen.
Motorola T-189Pictures and explanations about stripping the phone.
Motorola T-191This is a fairly simple cellphone to dismantle, however, the LCD is hard to swap, the main tool used to dismantle is a Torx T6 screwdriver, you will need a soldering iron somewhere around 11 - 15 watt and flux free solder to swap the LCD's.
Motorola T-191Demounting instructions and pictures.
Motorola T-193 [archived link]Disassembly and LED replacement guide.
Motorola T-720iHow to repair a broken hinge, very detailed disassembly instructions and helpful pictures.
Motorola T-2288How to replace the battery pack.
Motorola T720Housing replacement: this video shows all the tools and procedures needed to get the work done.
Motorola U6Take apart and LCD replacement guide, with photos.
Motorola U6Housing replacement: an illustrated explanation.
Motorola U9The tools required to get the mobilephone open are a Torx 3 screwdriver and a plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card. Open the flip then slide the plastic tool around the edge of the plastic lens to remove it.
Motorola V SeriesWhen dismantling this cellphone, great care should be taken to ensure that no damage is caused to any of the parts. Rough handling may result in severe damage of parts, and if proper anti-static procedures are not followed, electrostatic damage may result to any electronic component.
Motorola V3An illustrated step-by-step disassembly guide.
Motorola V3A step-by-step illustrated disassembly guide [PDF].
Motorola V3CThis is not a full disassembly. It just goes far enough to change the outer housing and faceplate.
Motorola V3XA disassembly picture gallery with some repair instruction (in Italian).
Motorola V3 RazrAn illustrated faceplate installation guide.
Motorola V3 RazrGetting the dust out: how to clean the back side of the LCD display - the illustrated guide.
Motorola V3 RazrTestpoint tutorial with take apart pictures.
Motorola V3 RazrIf you have a scratched the housing or broken the screen you can use this take apart guide to repair your cellphone. Maybe you want to change the colour of the housing? This HOWTO will tell you precisely how to disassemble the phone to get all the modifications done before re-assembling the phone.
Motorola V3 RazrLCD substitution: all the tools and tips you need to get the job done.
Motorola V3 RazrSome short disassembly notes and two pictures (in German).
Motorolay V3x RazrHave you never wondered how does this cellphone work and what is inside its plastic housing?
Motorola V6 MaxxOpen the flip and remove the lens which covers the large LCD screen to take this cellphone apart.
Motorola V8 Razr2Mobile phone LCD replacement, all the tips, tools and tricks to get this difficult job done.
Motorola V60Antenna replacement.
Motorola V60Stripping down pictures and notes.
Motorola V60This step-by-step tutorial explains all the tools, take apart and soldering techniques which are required to change cellphone display LEDs (in German).
Motorola V66Dismantlement pictures and HOWTO.
Motorola V70Complete dissection, understanding design decisions through product autopsy.
Motorola V171Full housing installation, an illustrated assistance.
Motorola V173How to change the housing, step-by-step photos.
Motorola V180A step-by-step faceplate replacement HOWTO.
Motorola V220Housing replacement, a picture gallery.
Motorola V220Full housing installation with pictures.
Motorola V220Faceplate changement instructions and pictures.
Motorola V300Housing replacement: a video guide.
Motorola V300A video guide to keypad flashing.
Motorola V325Housing replacement: required tools and take apart pictures.
Motorola V400How to fix a broken earpiece speaker in the V400 (and similar models).
Motorola V400Modding guide: you can follow this guide to change the keypad or to change housings.
Motorola V400Faceplate replacement: video instructions.
Motorola V525An illustrated step-by-step take apart and repair guide for a wobbly contact in the flex cable (in German).
Motorola V600Ultimate case change thread, with pry apart pictures.
Motorola V600How to Replace a Cracked Black Cover for Yourself! Pictures and explanations.
Motorola V600Housing replacement the easy way: take apart and reassembly pictures.
Motorola V635Teardown: here are detailed instructions on how to teardown a the cellphone.
Motorola V710 (Verizon)Hack contest to enable OBEX, OPP and more. Seem editing.
Motorola V2288, V3690, D460GSMHow to enable permanent test mode and keypad code entry feature to make it possible to enable the Engineering Field Options menu and others through the keypad of the phone. Serial cable schematics and PCBs.
Motorola V998 (V3688)How to get the phone open with illustrative pics.
Motorola W220If you have any questions about the disassembly of this mobile cellular phone, this guide will answer them.
Motorola Z8 RizrAll you need to disassembly the cellphone: tools, tips, tricks and illustrations.
Motorola Z10 RizrThis manual illustrates how to the cellphone apart completely.
Motorola N.N.How to get host mode with a selfmade USB-On-the-Go cable.

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