Introduction

Use this guide to replace the rear-facing camera on your Motorola Droid Turbo.

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.

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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.

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Remove the midframe bezel.
  • Remove the midframe bezel.

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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 -

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.

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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 -

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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

  • Disconnecting the display ribbon cable makes it easier to remove the rear-facing camera, but it is not strictly necessary.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the black retaining flap on the front-facing camera ZIF connector. Removing the front-facing camera makes it easier to remove the rear-facing camera, but it is not strictly necessary.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the black retaining flap on the front-facing camera ZIF connector.

    • Removing the front-facing camera makes it easier to remove the rear-facing camera, but it is not strictly necessary.

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Remove the front-facing camera. Remove the front-facing camera.
  • Remove the front-facing camera.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the tan retaining flap on the rear-facing camera ZIF connector. Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the tan retaining flap on the rear-facing camera ZIF connector.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the tan retaining flap on the rear-facing camera ZIF connector.

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Remove the rear-facing camera. Remove the rear-facing camera. Remove the rear-facing camera.
  • Remove the rear-facing camera.

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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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Nice tut. However, I couldn't remove the 2 screws on the side of the USB connector. They seem to be rotating loosely with a trembling sound. Any ideas how to remove it?.

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