Introduction

This guide shows how to remove the front inside speaker of a Motorola V557 phone.

Push down on the silver button while sliding the back plate down to reveal the battery.
  • Push down on the silver button while sliding the back plate down to reveal the battery.

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Grab the lower edge of battery at the black areas and pull upward on the edges to remove it.
  • Grab the lower edge of battery at the black areas and pull upward on the edges to remove it.

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  • Remove the four rubber stoppers from around the screen with a pin to reveal four screws.

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  • Remove the four 3.8 mm T-6 Torx screws.

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  • Separate the cover from the edges using a plastic opening tool.

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  • With the edges separated, close the phone and lift off the faceplate with your fingers.

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  • Gently peel off the plastic film from the metal plate above the camera lens as shown.

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  • Insert the spudger into the slots marked and gently pry upwards to remove the metal cover.

  • Repeat the previous bullet for the two corresponding tabs on the opposite side of the phone.

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  • Lift and peel back the tape attaching metal casing to body of the phone.

  • Gently lift the metal cover and remove to expose the circuit board.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry or lift open the pink door shown.

    • After the door is open, gently pull on the ribbon cable's corner to separate it from the board.

  • Work out the ribbon cable's end slowly and gently to avoid damaging the pink door port.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to dislodge and remove the rubber camera cover.

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  • Lift the top ribbon cable, with camera attached, up and away from the rest of the phone.

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  • Pull the ribbon cable up and out of the way to get access to the circuit board-screen unit.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry and remove the circuit board-screen unit in both screens.

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  • Pry the speaker out of the case by wedging a pin under the wire mesh.

  • The speaker is glued to the case. It will take some effort to remove, but don't worry, it is not fragile.

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Conclusion

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

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