BlackBerry PlayBook teardown

BlackBerry PlayBook Teardown: Completely disassembled

Once opened, the BlackBerry PlayBook wasn't terribly difficult to disassemble. Unfortunately, swapping out the battery pack requires removing the motherboard and several other internal components.

Overall, the PlayBook feels sturdy and appears to be well constructed. But, it wasn't meant to be easily serviced.

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