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Announced on July 2015, this is Motorola's flagship phone. It has a 21 mega pixel camera with a 5.7 inch IPS TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 making it Quad HD. Model number XT1570, XT1579, XT1575 and XT1578.

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Can't get grills to snap into replacement screen

Replaced the screen on my moto x pure. Everything is working great but I can’t get the grills moved over. Any tips? How important are the grills?

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To my knowledge, there isn’t a great way to accomplish this. I’ve never had to repair a Moto X. However, As someone who deals with this issue on a weekly basis, here’s what I recommend.

Make sure the grill is a straight as possible, use a pair of tweezers to gently position the grill over it’s position. If possible, use the point of your tweezers to pinch the edges of the grill in between the speaker and phone housing. A nylon spudger is also an option if you have enough clearance, and I have been known to use a razor blade from time to time, but I have ruined more grills than I have saved with that tool. In many cases, it is advisable to dab a tiny bit of adhesive on each end to get it to stick. If you go the adhesive rout be sure to use something that isn’t too viscous but dries clear and quick. I hope this helps.


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Hi @yinzermama

These are notoriously impossible to insert, and if the tool slips off or too much pressure is applied the screen will crack. My process is to shave down the these areas of the grills so they can slide in easily:

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A Dremel tool is perfect for this. Then I’ll apply the tiniest amount of glue to these areas of the grill and hold it in the screen until it dries. This should hold for a long time and cause no problems for the screen.

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