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Cracking Open the classic Motorola StarTAC flip phone

Body Armor

Here we have the cover off to reveal lots of silicon body armor. I don't know if they do this on all phones, but it sure looks like a good idea. These steel covers are all soldered into place. I didn't see much point in removing them – just chips underneath. Maybe these doubled as heat sinks for the board as well. At the top you can see where our speaker, etc ties into the mainboard.

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