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Cracking Open the classic Motorola StarTAC flip phone

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I had to find out what made that thing so strong and durable. I can't turn it at all with my fingers, and it is tough with a small pair of pliers. Flip phones in general open and close a thousands of times and I have never heard of anyone having trouble with them.
So, there it is – a simple little spring-loaded cam-operated deal.