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With this guide one will be able to disassemble their Motorola Atrix 4G and successfully remove the motherboard of the phone.

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  1. Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Pry the rear cover from the back of the phone.

  2. Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a spudger or plastic opening tool into the small notch at the base of the battery.

    • Lift the battery out of the phone.

  3. Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement, Antenna: step 3, image 1 of 3 Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement, Antenna: step 3, image 2 of 3 Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement, Antenna: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the four 5.0 mm T5 Torx screws from the corners of the phone.

    • Remove three 5.5 mm T5 Torx screws from the back of the phone.

    • Lift up the black rubber flap near the SD card slot.

    • Remove the single 5.5 mm T5 Torx screw beneath the flap.

    • Do not attempt to loosen the screws with too much force. These screws are small, and easily stripped.

  4. Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the back case of the phone by gently lifting the tabs located on top of the phone near the lock button.

    • Use the case opener or spudger in these small areas because the plastic tabs can be easily broken.

    • Lift the tabs located on the bottom of the phone to continue removing the back cover.

  5. Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Slide an opening tool between the gap from the back of the case to the front.

    • After separating the sides, make sure there is a noticeable gap between the back case and the rest of the phone.

    • After detaching the tabs and sliding down the sides, there should be a noticeable gap between the front and back cases.

  6. Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully separate the back case from the rest of the phone by lifting it away from the phone.

    • Do not completely remove the case from the rest of the phone. The antenna is connected to both cases.

  7. Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the antenna from its housing on the motherboard by gently lifting beneath it.

  8. Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Ease the antenna from out of its guide along the side of the phone

    • Once the antenna is detached, remove the back case and the antenna from the phone

    • The antenna is soldered to the back case. Do not pull with too much force.

  9. Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 9, image 1 of 2 Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • To remove the motherboard, first dislodge the right side of the motherboard, where the external connections are located, from the rest of the phone.

    • This can be done by placing a spudger in between the two ports on the phone, between the black plastic and motherboard, and prying out.

    • The motherboard should be able to be easily lifted upwards after dislodging it.

    • If the white rubber piece moves, replace it where it came from upon reassembly.

  10. Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • First, several connections must be disconnected to completely separate the motherboard from the rest of the phone.

    • The connection highlighted with a red box must be pulled down instead of out.

    • Using the spudger tool, separate the two connections on the motherboard highlighted with orange circles by pulling them out.

    • The black switch on top of this connection acts as a lock. Push it forwards to unlock the connection.

  11. Motorola Atrix 4G Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • After disconnecting the motherboard, there should be five distinct and separate parts of the phone: back cover, back case, front case, battery, and motherboard.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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