SOLVED! - Droid Turbo Speaker Blown

The Droid Turbo is a smartphone with impressive features such as a shatterproof screen.

However, many users have complained of a blown speaker. This occurs when you only get to hear little sounds during calls, even when the volume is at its maximum. While playing audios and videos, the speaker works just fine.

If you are experiencing this problem, then you must be worried. To fix this problem, however, you need to order a replacement Droid Turbo speaker.

How To Replace A Droid Turbo Speaker

When you have ordered the replacement, below is how to change the blown speaker to a new one.

  • Step 1: Power off your device.
  • Step 2: Insert a sim eject tool or paperclip into the small hole in the sim card tray
  • Step 3: Press to eject the tray.
  • Step 4: Remove the sim card tray assembly from the phone.
  • Step 5: Heat an iOpener and apply it to the top edge of the phone for a minute. Take extra care not to overheat your device.
  • Step 6: Use a metal spudger to create a gap in the back cover. Insert an opening pick through the gap and press it firmly so it slips under the back cover.
  • Step 7: Navigate to the opening pick along the top edge to remove off the adhesive.
  • Step 8: Use the opening pick to open deeper areas. However, ensure you avoid slicing through the camera bezel area.
  • Step 9: Repeat steps 5-8 for the remaining three sides.
  • Step 10: Slowly peel the back cover away from the frame once you have cut through the adhesives.
  • Step 11: Remove the back cover completely.
  • Step 12: Insert an opening pick under the flash connector rubber cover. Ensure you pry forward to remove it.
  • Step 13: Using the point of a spudger, pry up and remove the coil connector rubber cover.
  • Step 14: Pry up and disconnect the flash connector using the point of a spudger.
  • Step 15: Disconnect the wireless charging coil connector using the point of a spudger.
  • Step 16: Remove the screws securing the mid-frame.
  • Step 17: Using an opening pick, release the mid-frame from the phone.
  • Step 18: Insert the pointed end of a tweezer into a corner of the earpiece speaker module.
  • Step 19: Using a pair of tweezers, remove the earpiece module completely.
  • Step 20: Replace it with a new one.

By following the 20 steps above carefully, you have successfully removed and replaced a Droid Turbo speaker.

Other Problems With The Droid Turbo And How To Fix Them

Like every other smartphone, the Droid Turbo is not devoid of problems. Below are common problems of the Droid Turbo and their solutions.

1. Data Usage Issues

Some users have complained that the phone is eating much data. Sometimes, you may notice that the data usage stats are not accurate.

  • Solution 1: Open settings on your device.

Select Wi-Fi then tap the menu option.

Open advanced and set Wi-Fi to sleep always.

You can now turn off the mobile data.

  • Solution 2: Find out which of your applications uses the most data. If your Google map is turned on unintentionally, it can use a lot of data.
  • Solution 3: Contact the manufacturer if there is a large difference between the data used and your carrier’s billing.

2. Sound Issues

When the phone is in mention, there is an intermittent sound that cuts in and out. This is what some users noticed whenever they are taking a walk or running with the phone. Try the solutions below to fix this problem yourself.

  • Solution 1: Turn off all “Moto Active settings”
  • Solution 2: Whenever you are outside and there is no Wi-Fi connection, ensure it is turned off. With a Wi-Fi connection, switch the band on your device from 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz.

3. Voice Command Not Working

While using the voice command to call someone on their phone, some users have encountered problems. Sometimes the problem arises when you try using Bluetooth, and it results in a “Didn’t catch that” response. Apply the solutions below to fix this problem.

  • Solution 1: Switch to another voice command app like Cyberon.
  • Solution 2: Choose nicknames for names that do not register properly. To do this, open “People”, tap the contact, press “Add another field” then “Choose nickname”
  • Solution 3: Use the launch phrase for Moto Voice, then the dialing command without using Bluetooth.

4. Low Volume

The Droid Turbo sounds low during calls, even when the volume is at its maximum. Try any of the solutions below to fix this volume problem.

  • Solution 1: Lower the volume level to the minimum and then raise it back up.
  • Solution 2: Open “Settings”

Tap “Sound settings”

Select “Audio effect”

Turn off the equalizer of your phone speaker.

  • Solution 3: Disenable “Audio effects” and “Voice privacy”
  • Solution 4: Use the “slider widget application” to gain control your volumes. That is because some volumes are turned off by default.


The Droid Turbo is a nice smartphone that you can consider buying. Problems discussed in this article do not apply to every user and you may not even experience them.