The battery life is low. Your Moto X Play keeps crashing or won’t charge.

In this guide, we show you how to replace your Moto X Play’s defective battery on your own. This repair can help if your X Play crashes during heavy use because the voltage temporarily drops, you can no longer charge it or turn it on, or the battery life is very low.

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Getting started with the repair of your Moto X Play

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12 steps
  1. Turning off your Motorola Moto X Play

    Moto X Play - Turning off your Motorola Moto X Play 01
    Moto X Play - Turning off your Motorola Moto X Play 02
    1. Turn off your device by holding down the power button until the “Power off” option appears.
    2. Use your finger to confirm that you want to shut down your Moto X Play and wait until the screen goes blank.
  2. Removing the SIM card tray

    Moto X Play - Removing the SIM card tray 01
    Moto X Play - Removing the SIM card tray 02
    1. Remove the SIM tray from your device by pressing a SIM tool or straightened paperclip into the little hole.
    2. Once the tray is sticking out of the enclosure a little, you can pull it out along with the cards.
  3. Removing the back cover

    Moto X Play - Removing the back cover 01
    Moto X Play - Removing the back cover 02
    1. There is a long slot in the lower left corner of the back cover. You can stick your fingernail or a tool into it and disconnect the back cover from your device.
    2. The cover is hooked onto the chassis at several points. Undo all the hooks and remove the back cover from your device.
  4. Removing the midframe

    Moto X Play - Removing the midframe 01
    Moto X Play - Removing the midframe 02
    1. Remove the seventeen screws that attach the midframe to the device.
      17 x 3.1 mm T3 Torx screw
    2. Remove the midframe. The two buttons for the power button and the volume rocker switch might fall out in the process. If they don’t fall out, you can remove them afterwards.
  5. Disconnecting the battery and the NFC antenna

    Moto X Play - Disconnecting the battery and the NFC antenna 01
    Moto X Play - Disconnecting the battery and the NFC antenna 02
    Moto X Play - Disconnecting the battery and the NFC antenna 03
    1. Disconnect the two plug contacts for the battery and the NFC antenna from the PCB.
      NFC antenna
      Battery
    2. Carefully disconnect the connectors using the spudger. Insert the blade of the spudger below the contact and gently pry it out of the socket.
  6. Removing the battery

    Moto X Play - Removing the battery 01
    Moto X Play - Removing the battery 02
    Moto X Play - Removing the battery 03

    Be very careful during this step. Use a flat, blunt tool like the round end of the steel laboratory spatula to avoid damaging the battery and PCB.

    1. The battery is glued to the PCB. The easiest way to detach the battery is by carefully inserting your tool between the battery and the metal strips on both long sides, and then using your tool as a lever. This will detach most of the glue from the battery.
    2. Now you can lift the battery a little and carefully insert your tool below the battery. Be really careful because otherwise you could damage the PCB.
    3. Remove the battery from the enclosure.
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  8. Inserting the battery

    Moto X Play - Inserting the battery 01
    1. Put the battery back in the enclosure. Use the battery contact (arrow) to find the right position. Firmly press in the battery with your fingers so it will stick to the PCB.
  9. Connecting the battery and the NFC antenna

    Moto X Play - Connecting the battery and the NFC antenna 01
    Moto X Play - Connecting the battery and the NFC antenna 02
    Moto X Play - Connecting the battery and the NFC antenna 03
    Moto X Play - Connecting the battery and the NFC antenna 04
    1. Connect the battery contact and the NFC antenna’s connector to the PCB again.
      NFC antenna
      Battery
    2. Use your finger to carefully press the two connectors into the appropriate sockets. You will hear them click into place.
  10. Installing the midframe

    Moto X Play - Installing the midframe 01
    Moto X Play - Installing the midframe 02
    1. Put the midframe back on the device and make sure it’s positioned so all the openings are over the threaded holes in the device.
    2. Use the seventeen screws to attach the midframe to the device.
      17 x 3.1 mm T3 Torx screw
  11. Installing the control buttons

    Moto X Play - Installing the control buttons 01
    Moto X Play - Installing the control buttons 02
    Moto X Play - Installing the control buttons 03
    1. Don’t forget to install the two buttons for the power button and the volume rocker switch again. Position the two buttons as shown in the first picture to insert them into the openings. You will hear the buttons click into place in the enclosure.
  12. Attaching the back cover

    Moto X Play - Attaching the back cover 01
    Moto X Play - Attaching the back cover 02
    1. Put the back cover back in its original position on the device.
    2. Press the back cover on all over until you hear all the hooks on the device click into place.
  13. Inserting the SIM card tray

    Moto X Play - Inserting the SIM card tray 01
    Moto X Play - Inserting the SIM card tray 02
    1. Insert the SIM tray back into your device. Make sure it’s aligned properly.
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