Motorola Droid 2 A955 Repair Guide

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This is the Motorola Droid 2 take apart repair guide. The Droid 2 is fairly easy to take apart, but because the screws are hidden under cleverly designed stickers they are hard to find. This guide should help you take apart the Motorola Droid 2 safely, in a step by step manner, giving you a chance to replace faulty parts. Once you have replaced the parts you want, this guide can be used in reverse to put everything back together again.

This guide should help you replace the following parts:

Tools:

Motorola Droid 2 A955 Take Apart Repair Guide:

  • The first step is to power off the phone; remove the back cover, the SIM, micro SD card and then the battery. The micro SD card slides right out with just a slight push of your finger.
  • The Droid 2 is held together by a number of screws. The first screws are revealed when you peel off the sticker located on the bottom of the Droid 2 as shown below. Once these screws are removed the back end of the casing will have to be gently pried off using the safe open pry tool. Just slide the pry tool in between the opening and run it along the edges of the phone.

  • Five pressure type contacts hold the headphone jack firmly against the camera's gold pads which allows for easy data exchange.
  • The speaker of the Droid 2 is held in place by the pressure of both halves of the phone's case which is why it can easily be taken off once the back has been removed. However be careful because the gold sticker you see stuck to the speaker's housing is an antenna.
  • Since both the antenna and data ribbon cables are too tiny to disconnect from the motherboard by hand you will need to carefully use the safe open pry tool to pull it out from it's socket.
  • Using the T5 Torx Screwdriver you will have to remove the screws that hold the motherboard in place after which you will need to disconnect the keypad's data cable on the flip side of the board.

  • If you need to replace the camera you just need to pull it out as it's a separate circuit.
  • Before you remove the small board located on the bottom of the Droid 2, you will first need to disconnect the antenna's ribbon cable, the vibrator motor and its control buttons. Then using the safe open pry tool the board can be easily lifted off.
  • You should now also be able to lift off the black rim of the phone and remove the screws that hold the sliding display in place, this should give you the first glimpse of the phone's LCD.

  • Before you take out the front panel you need to disconnect its cable and lift out the earpiece.
  • The small keyboard assembly will need to be disconnected using the safe open pry tool prior to removing the LCD.

Your Motorola Droid 2 is now completely disassembled. Replace any faulty parts to make your repairs and then follow this guide in reverse to reassemble your phone.

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