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Follow this guide to replace your Droid 2's broken or malfunctioning motherboard.

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  1. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 3 Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 3 Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the battery cover toward the bottom edge of the phone.

    • Remove the battery cover from the rear of the phone.

  2. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the battery out of the Droid 2 from the edge closest to the bottom of the phone.

    • Remove the battery from the Droid 2.

  3. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement, Rear Case: step 3, image 1 of 2 Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement, Rear Case: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Using the tip of a spudger, peel up one corner of the silver ribbon below the battery compartment.

    • Peel the ribbon off the phone.

  4. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger and pry the plastic camera cover up off the phone.

    • The thin plastic cover is attached to the phone with an adhesive. Work slowly and carefully.

  5. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Use the tip of a spudger to remove the camera bezel stuck to the rear case.

  6. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the seven 5.5 mm T5 Torx screws securing the rear case to the inner case.

  7. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger and pry downwards to release the plastic tab holding the rear case to the motherboard screw.

  8. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Gently insert a spudger between the rear case and front case at the top of the phone, near the audio jack.

    • Carefully pry the top edge of the rear case up from the rest of the phone.

  9. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • With the spudger still inserted between the rear case and front case, slide the spudger along the right edge of the device, moving toward the bottom, prying as you go.

    • Continue prying along the bottom edge of the device from right to left, freeing it from the front panel.

  10. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Continue prying the rear case from the front case along the left side, moving from bottom to top.

    • Lift the rear case up out of the phone.

    • At this point, the button covers on the side of the phone are free and may fall out if you tip the phone upside down.

  11. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement, Speaker: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully lift the speaker/antenna assembly up and out of the phone.

    • If you are re-assembling your phone, insert any power, camera, or volume buttons that may have fallen out at this point.

  12. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 12, image 1 of 3 Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 12, image 2 of 3 Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry the antenna cable connectors from their respective sockets on the motherboard and the speaker/antenna board.

    • De-route the antenna cable by pulling it out of the metal clips along the side of the front case.

  13. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Peel the black rubber sheet covering the side button and display ribbon connectors on the motherboard.

  14. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the power button/volume button connector from its socket on the motherboard using the flat end of a spudger.

  15. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the display ribbon connector from its socket on the motherboard using the flat end of a spudger.

  16. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to remove the small black plastic piece stuck to the battery connector.

  17. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Remove three 3.8 mm T5 Torx screws securing the motherboard to the front case.

    • Don't attempt to remove the motherboard yet, it is still attached by the keypad ribbon connector.

  18. Motorola Droid 2 Motherboard Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully lift the motherboard from the front case and lay it next to the Droid 2, minding the keypad connector that is still attached.

    • Disconnect the keypad connector by prying it straight up off its socket on the motherboard.

    • Remove the motherboard from the Droid 2.

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

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