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How to replace the Moto G display

📅 2016-Dec-14 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

The display of a Moto G (XT1032) smartphone belonging to a family member got shattered. Instead of throwing out the old phone, I decided to investigate if the display could be replaced. Youtube is full of tutorials on replacing the entire display assembly and it looked easy. So, I decided to replace the display of Moto G.

What I ordered

I found that the entire front display assembly, including the digitizer was available on AliExpress here. I ordered it along with the tools it offered for the repair. The tools included T4 and T5 Torx screwdrivers, two plastic spudges, two picks and a suction cup to hold display. It turns out that you actually only need a T4 Torx screwdriver and a single plastic spudge to replace the Moto G display.

How I replaced

I followed this video carefully to replace the display. In addition to the video, take note of the following points since it affected my replacement:

Conclusion

Replacing the Moto G display is not very difficult. I highly recommend getting a proper high-quality screwdriver kit that includes T4 Torx. Please take note of the above points and be very careful with connector ribbon cables. The display I replaced works, but the colors are a bit washed out. Other than that, it seems to work fine and the rest of the phone is also working fine.