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.

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

This di not work; I had to use a blow dryer.

Caroline Downie - Reply

Use a plastic opening tool to pry the rear case off of the rest of the device. Remove the rear case.
  • 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.

Remove the midframe bezel.
  • Remove the midframe bezel.

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

Mike Mangiaruca - Reply

Remove the midframe.
  • 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!

Nate Baxley -

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Use a Jimmy to pry under the speaker and lift to remove it. Be sure to place your tool under the entire speaker assembly, against the plastic frame, and pry there.
  • Use a Jimmy to pry under the speaker and lift to remove it.

    • Be sure to place your tool under the entire speaker assembly, against the plastic frame, and pry there.

    • These photos show an incorrect tool position—prying this high up on the speaker assembly may damage it. Place your tool underneath the speaker assembly, not on the edge as shown here.

    • 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.

rkarnes1988 - Reply

You also need to be very careful where you apply pressure or you’ll break the speaker in half, destroying it…

kempenbills - Reply

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

Fold the wireless charging coil away from the battery. Fold the wireless charging coil away from the battery.
  • 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.

rkarnes1988 -

My charging coil was really on there. I used two of the blue opening picks to separate the adhesive. Playing card sounds like a good idea too.

Griffin - Reply

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.
  • 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.

rkarnes1988 - Reply

This is in the battery replacement tutorial, why would you want to remove the MOBO along with the battery? I’d consider the battery removal quite essential if the goal is to replace it.

Chris - Reply

Only pry from the near sides - do not reach underneath to pry the far side under. You’ll damage the black coating over the metal plate on the motherboard…

kempenbills - Reply

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

Remove the lower antenna board. Remove the lower antenna board.
  • Remove the lower antenna board.

Remove the SIM card holder/volume button rocker. Remove the SIM card holder/volume button rocker.
  • Remove the SIM card holder/volume button rocker.

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

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

fake name - Reply

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

Richard Klein -

has anyone ever had the buttons break on this phone? i know on my old droid maxx one little mistake when putting the board in the metal frame was enough to break the volume buttons.

Dudefoxlive - Reply

You don’t need to remove the battery from the board…the whole thing comes up as one.

Jason Stewart - Reply

What if your screen is glitchy after the install?

Help me J - Reply

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