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Friday, March 23, 2007

Motorola RAZR V3 - How to remove the back cover - Step-by-Step (Pictures)

Another in the series of tutorials on how to tear down and repair your Motorola V3 RAZR mobile phone. The guide will cover how to remove the back cover (also known as a backplate or skin) on your Motorola V3 phone. This guide assumes that you have successfully removed both the battery and the SIM card from your Motorola V3 mobile phone.

Here is the step-by-step guide:

1. Remove the battery cover, battery, and SIM as described in the

2. Using a Torx driver with a T-5 bit (note, current V3 models require a T-6 Torx bit for the back cover housing screws), remove the screws at each side of the phone. Retain the screws for reassembly.

3. Release the four housing latches by inserting the pointed end of the plastic disassembly tool (also known as a non-marring pry tool) into the openings on the rear housing.

4. Carefully rotate the rear housing away from the front housing and flip assembly.

5. Use the disassembly tool to unseat the flex connector from it’s socket.

6. Lift the rear housing assembly away from the phone.

7. To replace, carefully align the flex connector to it’s socket on the rear housing assembly, then gently press down on the flex connector until it is properly seated in it’s socket.

8. Rotate the rear housing assembly so it sits over the phone.

9. Align the housing latches with the corresponding openings on the front housing. Gently press the housings together until the catches snap into place.

10. Replace the 2 housing screws and tighten to a final torque setting of 1.5 inch pounds. Do not over tighten.

11. Replace the antenna, SIM, battery, and battery cover as described in the procedures.

Guide is compatible with: RAZR V3, RAZR V3c, RAZR V3i, RAZR V3r, RAZR V3t, RAZR V3xx, RAZR V3m

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Marc Kupper said...

Thank you! My daughter had her phone in a pants pocket that went through the wash. Your instructions were really helpful in letting me know where to push/prod to get the phone apart and how the pieces fit in getting it back together. The phone is charging up now and seems to work fine.

Megan said...

Thank you so so much for this. I had an accident and somehow my razor either got run over or someone stepped on it and this saved everything from it for the newer phone I purchased from Ebay.