Introduction

Use this guide to replace the display assembly on your Motorola Droid Turbo. If your replacement display assembly does not include a earpiece speaker, you'll need to swap your existing one over to it.

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  • Prepare an iOpener and lay it over the rear case to soften the adhesive on securing the rear case to the phone.

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Image 1/2: Remove the rear case. Image 2/2: The wireless charging coil may try to stick to the rear case, so make sure to remove it from the case before fully separating the rear case from the rest of the device.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the rear case off of the rest of the device.

  • Remove the rear case.

    • The wireless charging coil may try to stick to the rear case, so make sure to remove it from the case before fully separating the rear case from the rest of the device.

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  • Remove the midframe bezel.

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  • Remove the four Torx T5 screws securing the midframe plate.

Step 4, there are also 2 T shaped tabs on the sides locking the mid frame plate. Above them you can see an angled hole where you can insert a paper clip to push them out and up to unlock them.

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  • Remove the midframe.

There's two clips to the left and the right of the midframe. Use a SIM tool and insert them into the holes above the clips, and push the clips out from the inside. Once both have been pushed the midframe is released.

rkarnes1988 - Reply

Many ANY thanks for that additional tip. Rather important!

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Image 1/2: The speaker is secured with some light adhesive, so some force may be required. Image 2/2: The speaker is secured with some light adhesive, so some force may be required.
  • Use a Jimmy to gently pry the earpiece speaker up and out of the phone.

    • The speaker is secured with some light adhesive, so some force may be required.

Where the sesamo in the picture is pushing against is actually part of a seperate plastic assembly. You get most torque and the most control by inserting the sesamo between the plastic of the front frame and the assembly the speaker is sitting in, just behind where the knife is in the picture.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pop up the battery connector.

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  • Fold the wireless charging coil away from the battery.

Pry the nub at the top of the wireless charger from the battery first, then use a playing card to slide between the battery and the wireless charger.

rkarnes1988 - Reply

Actually, now that I think about it, you don't need to do this step at all.

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Image 1/2: The battery is secured with some moderate adhesive, so some force may be necessary. Image 2/2: The battery is secured with some moderate adhesive, so some force may be necessary.
  • Use a spudger to gently pry the battery up from the rest of the device.

    • The battery is secured with some moderate adhesive, so some force may be necessary.

This step isn't necessary, the mobo comes out even without removing the battery.

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  • Remove the four Torx T5 screws securing the lower antenna board to the motherboard.

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  • Remove the lower antenna board.

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  • Remove the SIM card holder/volume button rocker.

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  • Carefully lift up the motherboard to expose the display connector.

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Image 1/2: Pull the display ribbon cable free of the connector. Image 2/2: Pull the display ribbon cable free of the connector.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the display ZIF connector.

  • Pull the display ribbon cable free of the connector.

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Conclusion

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

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Geoff Wacker

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This has a bunch of unecessary steps and is missing so,e just kinda bricked my phone thanks to this

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Yep. It repeats a bunch of steps, and seems to switch from replacing the display to replacing the motherboard. :(

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