Introduction

This guide will take you though the process of replacing a faulty or non-functioning speaker in your Motorola Droid.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Slide the battery cover downwards while applying pressure to the center of the battery cover with your thumb.
    • Slide the battery cover downwards while applying pressure to the center of the battery cover with your thumb.

    • Lift and remove the battery cover out from the phone.

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  2. Grasp the upper left corner of the battery and lift it out of its housing.
    • Grasp the upper left corner of the battery and lift it out of its housing.

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    • Use a spudger to lift and remove the black plastic screw cover at the top of the phone near the camera.

    • The cover is attached by adhesive, so some force may be required.

    This is actually extremely difficult to do with the plastic spudger pictured. I was forced to use the thin sharp tip on a metal spudger to get any leverage, which slightly damages the plastic.

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    • Using the tip of a spudger, peel up one corner of the gold ribbon beneath the battery compartment.

    • Peel the ribbon up off the phone.

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    • Carefully peel the device information label that covers the motherboard EMI shields.

    • This label contains important information specific to the phone. Remove it with care and keep it in a safe place.

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger and pry the plastic camera cover up off the phone.

    • The thin plastic cover is attached to the phone with an adhesive. Work slowly and carefully.

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    • Remove the seven 5.5 mm T5 Torx screws securing the rear case to the inner case.

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger and pry downwards to release the plastic tab holding the rear case to the motherboard screw.

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    • Gently insert a spudger between the rear case and front case at the top of the phone, near the audio jack.

    • Carefully pry the top edge of the rear case up from the rest of the phone.

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    • With the spudger still inserted between the rear case and front case, slide the spudger along the right edge of the device, moving toward the bottom, prying as you go.

    • Continue prying along the bottom edge of the device from right to left, freeing it from the front panel.

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    • Continue prying the rear case from the front case along the left side, moving from bottom to top.

    • Lift the rear case up out of the phone.

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    • Carefully lift and remove the speaker assembly up out of the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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