This guide will show you how to remove the LCD touchscreen from your Moto G 3rd Generation. Follow these step for access into the phone's interior as well as for replacing the touchscreen. This guide requires the use of a heat gun or an iOpener.


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    • Use your fingernail to pry under the notch on the bottom of the phone and remove the back cover.

    • Make sure to fully power off the phone before you begin disassembly.

    This repair is much, much more difficult than it appears. The LCD connection and the battery connection are borderline impossible. Everything else is simple or nearly simple. The glue is about a tenth as tough as Samsung phones.

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    • Use a heat gun or an iOpener as a heating tool. This guide explains how to use the iOpener.

    • Evenly apply heat to the edges of the touchscreen to loosen the adhesive. Continue to Step 3 once the edge of the screen is warm to the touch.

    • Do not let the iOpener/heat gun remain on one spot for too long. Excess heat can damage the phone.

    • When reassembling the phone, use the iOpener/heat gun to help the adhesive fuse to the new screen. Heat the screen edges, apply pressure to the screen, and hold the screen in place until it is secure.

    I kept my phone on the radiator for 10min and loosened it enough to open (felt safer than a heat gun).

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    • As the adhesive loosens, pry up an edge of the screen with a plastic opening tool or an opening pick. A suction cup may also be useful here.

    • Use an opening pick to hold that edge in place and continue this process around the entire screen, applying more heat as necessary.

    • Avoid damaging the LCD screen connector while prying along the screen edges. It is located on the left edge of the phone, across from the volume controls.

    • During reassembly, new adhesive may need to be applied over the old adhesive to properly secure the screen.

    You may need to remove the mouthpiece and earpiece gauzes from the screen to fit to the replacement screen

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    Be careful not to damage the adhesive tape on the old screen as you may need to reuse it along with the two gauzes on the replacement screen

    bee - 返信

    which adhesive tape?

    MotoG Fan -

    What width of adhesive is appropriate to buy to replace the existing one? I can see 1mm, 2mm etc for sale

    Avi Silver - 返信

    The width of the adhesive tape that goes around the rim is 2mm. But rather than buying generic 2mm tape, which won't seal well at the corners because it would be bent pretty sharply, it's best to get a precut adhesive that is made for this specific phone and that comes with the corners (and everything else) already pre-shaped: it's cut into a phone-shaped sheet, most of which you'll be discarding. Such sheets are available on ebay.

    Norman Yarvin - 返信

    I did not need to use any new adhesive strips to get my screen securely back in place. After placing the screen back, just heat the edges of the phone as before and press tightly (though not too hard, of course) until cooled.

    mkonings - 返信

    I would suggest that there is NO need for screen and MB removal on this phone as the charging port and assembly come out as one piece after removing screws and applying gentle heat to soften the adhesive holding the port in place.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to flip up the lock on the display cable ZIF connector.

    • Pull the display cable from its socket on the motherboard.

    • When installing a new display, carefully remove all remaining adhesive from the phone, and clean the adhered areas with isopropyl alcohol (90% or greater) and a lint-free cloth. Install the display using pre-cut adhesive or a strong double-sided tape such as Tesa 61395. Turn your phone on and test your repair before sealing the display in place.

    This part was actually the trickiest of the whole (replacing battery) process. Putting it back together here is tough… well would have been better had I not left my glasses in work.

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    [English below]

    Wer das Gerät während des Displaywechsels eingeschaltet lässt, sollte es dennoch einmal neustarten, wenn es fest verklebt wurde. Wie ich auf die harte Tour herausfand, kalibriert sich der Annäherungssensor erst bei einem Neustart neu und geht nach einem Wechsel (Display abgenommen = niedrigerer Wert) davon aus, dass das Handy dauerhaft in der Tasche/am Ohr ist.

    Ein kurzer Neustart verschafft Abhilfe.



    For those not powering off the device while changing the display (i.e. to test the functionality) I recommend to restart the device after the repair is done and the display is glued in.

    As I found out the hard way, the proximity sensor recalibrates at the restart and without the display it sets lower values as a minimum (since there are no obstacles in the way). After the display change it will think that the phone is in your pocket or at your ear all the time.

    A restart solves that problem.

    SchattengestaIt - 返信

    I am using a Moto G3 phone as my backup phone and it’s screen is cracked but it is working fine. After watching your video I removed the screen carefully, bought a new digitized screen and fixed it. Now I am in a big trouble because the touch pad doesn't work. Even I couldn't switch off it. I complained the seller and he gave me another screen thinking the previous is having an issue. Unfortunately after fixing it the problem remains. How to solve the touch pad issue please?

    globalcomkandy - 返信

    I agree this is extremely tough, to take off or put on. Taking it off is hard enough ( the lever is tiny and opens up). Connecting it back up is tough because the position is so awkward.

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

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If your original screen has any adhesive tape on it's back (near to where the flat cable connects to the board), remove it from the original and put on the replacement piece, i've spent a lot of hours trying to undestand why my replacement screen worked fine out of the phone, but had some problems after puting it on the phone. After a lot of time i noticed this tape and did what i said, and the problem stoped, aparently is some kind short circuit betwen board and the screen aluminum back. Sorry bad english.

Leonardo Assef - 返信

Could you explain where the addhesive was a little bit more? I have my screen falling off from that corner and I've tried adding more addhesive but still... Wondering if the replacement is faulty.. I don't have the original anymore

rpalesh -

Thank you soooooo much! I just had the same problem! many thanks for posting und best wishes. You are a great human being!

Felix Eikenberg -

I had the same problem, now i ordered better adhesive. where is this tape? Do you have a picture?

sebastianwolz -

In my case it was a yellow stripe unter the ZIF connector that prevents the socket from connecting with the back of the screen.

Julian Zimmermann -

I created an account just to thank you! Nice find! This problem was driving me nuts!

I tested the display before assembly and everything worked fine. I applied the glue and put it together and suddenly the screen had problems! You saved me from going insane!

MagicNipple -

Leonardo, thanks for the insight. I just replaced my battery and upon putting the screen back in place the screen stops working. There is no problem with the adhesive. And I don’t see how the aluminum back of the screen would cause a short with the board because it has contacts touching the board in many places. Any more thoughts as to where this short could be happening?

Gage -

only half of the screen is operative after replacement! I don't know what is wrong;

I already tried, removing adhesive and cleaning contacts and other parts.

Need help guys :(

Ganesh Jagtap - 返信

If you're certain that the connecter is seated properly then it could be that the replacement display is faulty.

Robbie Callaghan -

Hi and thanks for the advice. I am going to order a replacement screen and install as instructed. However, I am confused about which screen i should order as there seem to be numerous options for the Motorola G 3rd Gen (XT1541 XT1542 XT1543 XT1544...). There is no indication on the phone or original screen as to which I should order. Any advice would be much appreciated

Zander - 返信

If you remove the back, there is a white type label. First Point is "Model" and there is the "xt" number

sebastianwolz -

Can anyone say what width of adhesive is appropriate to buy to replace the old one? I have not opened it yet to check and want to do the repair all in one go

Avi Silver - 返信

I've just replaced the screen. everything was fine but when I turned on the phone the screen was working but touch was unresponsive... any ideas?

delladipadella - 返信

Did u solve your problem? I am having the same problem. When I first attached the replacement screen and tested it before sealing it with the adhesive, the screen was working fine. But after I installed an update and sealed it with the adhesive the screen became totally unresponsive to touch. I tried rebooting, safe mode, soft reset, factory reset - nothing worked.

MotoG Fan -

It'd be good if someone could post a reassembley guide which includes adding on the adhesive tape because "To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order" does not work when you have to reapply adhesive :\

Russell Knight - 返信

I changed the display and assembled. After that the phone is over heating and battery drained faster. Also automatically switching off and I need to switch it again and work for some time. This may be because of the over heat. Except this heat and switch off the phone is working with all apps. During assembling I felt vibration between battery and mother board. Any short circuit is the reason. Kindly advice. Thanks in advance

Udhayakumar Kaliyamoorthy - 返信

Hi… I wonder can I just replace the outer screen without changing the digitizer/ touch screen? I can’t find in the net on how to dissamble the front screen from the touch screen.

buni baharin - 返信

In November 2020 I can’t find how to buy a screen from Motorola. Did they stop selling parts or just hide them?

duncan - 返信

given a moto G3 to fix as it wasn’t displaying anything but makes noise, originally thought it was a screen issue so i ordered a replacement but with the new screen in, the same problem persists.

the phone vibrates and makes noise but the screen doesn’t display anything nor does the backlight appear to turn on. is it a problem with the small ribbon cable that extends the screen connector on the logic board maybe?

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