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Introduction

Use this guide to remove the midframe 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. 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.

    I had to go around the case, starting on the non-button side, around the top and then the other side. This, unfortunately, pulled on the rear case, pressed the power button and turned the device back on. I would suggest starting on the button side and going around.

    Ryan Helinski - Reply

  3. Remove the midframe bezel.
    • 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.

    decker5 - Reply

  4. 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

  5. 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 -

Conclusion

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

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Which circuits depend of the midframe?

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