Introduction

Use this guide to replace the earpiece speaker on your Motorola Droid Turbo.

  1. 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

  2. Use a plastic opening tool to pry the rear case off of 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.

    The next immediate step should be to remove the cable for the battery from the motherboard, lower left corner. That will keep you from accidentally turning the phone on while working with it.

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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.

    Mike Mangiaruca - Reply

    • 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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    • 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…

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Conclusion

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

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