Hi, Im Christopher from iDoc, and today Id like to show you how you can replace the battery of your Motorola Moto X Play on your own. This repair is kind of tricky because a lot of parts are really glued in place. You should plan on taking about 45 minutes. You only need four tools: a steel laboratory spatula, tweezers, a Torx screwdriver and a spudger.
I also recommend using our magnetic pad, which you can find in our online shop, along with the other tools I mentioned. If you get stuck on one of the steps, the repair guides on our website include both pictures and a comment function you can use to ask questions. Have fun repairing your device. Before I start the repair, Im going to turn off the device so nothing short-circuits.
Now I take out the SIM card tray by pressing the tool into the little hole until the tray slides out. Then I can remove it. To open the device, I have to insert the tool into the little opening at the bottom, then carefully disconnect and take off the back cover. Now I use the Torx screwdriver to remove the seventeen screws from the enclosure.
Then I can remove the enclosure. Dont worry about mixing up the screws. Theyre all the same length. Now I can go ahead and remove the enclosure.
The standby and volume buttons might fall out. If these two buttons dont fall out, make sure you remove them right afterwards. Okay, so now Ill disconnect the battery and then the NFC antenna. I disconnect the battery by carefully inserting my steel spatula under it on the side here, and then prying it up a bit.
I do that on both sides and youll notice that its starting to come off. Next, I try to carefully insert the steel spatula below the battery so I can take out the battery. Now Im installing the battery, so I need to find the approximate position, which is pretty clear from the connector. Then I press the battery on a little more so it will really stick.
Now I connect the NFC antenna and then the battery. Now I put the enclosure back on and use the Torx screwdriver to screw the seventeen screws back in. Were speeding up this part a little so you dont have to watch the whole thing. Now Ive installed the enclosure again, but I have to remember to put the buttons back in.
Now I put the back cover back on to close the device. You have to press it on all over so all the clips click into place in the frame. Now I put the SIM card tray back in by inserting it into the slot and pressing it in with my finger until it clicks into place. Youre all done now.
I hope you enjoyed the repair. You can use the comment function to ask questions or provide suggestions and tips. Im happy to respond to your comments. See you next time..