Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Teardown
In November 2011, Motorola attempted to recapture some of the original Razr flip phone's success and launched the first Razr-branded smartphone--the Droid Razr. Just three months later, the company released a follow-up Droid Razr with a significantly beefed-up battery. I cracked open the first Droid Razr and wanted to see what the new model had inside. Follow along as I crack open the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx.
For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, Droid Razr Maxx Teardown: Impressive battery life in a sleek package.
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I saw the battery flex cable has 2 screw in contacts but what are the two contacts, in the middle, do they hold a charge is it possible the screw on contacts are the discharge contacts and the center two are the charging contacts? With some experimentation I've come to believe they are 2 charge and 2 discharge.. Any one verify that? Great job on the tear down
Hi Bill, What size is the first screw in the second photo? The smallest torx bit I have is a T4 but it still appears to be too large. Thanks for your help, Rick
Bill, Superb job as always. One suggestion. When photographing small pieces such as the cameras you removed, could you please put a ruler beside the piece so we get an idea of the actual size? Thank you.