iFixit: “clamshell” Motorola RAZR is almost impossible to repair

After a failed strength test, JerryRigEverything and CNET reporters folding Motorola RAZR smartphone

fell into the hands of iFixit experts who disassembled it and appreciated maintainability.

And How?

Experts noted “the originality of the assembly and amazing engineering solutions”, as well as the use of standard T3 Torx fasteners. And the pros end there.


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Then come the downsides. First of all, Motorola did not spare glue, so replacing many parts will be problematic.

To replace the batteries (and there are two of them inside - for 1245 and 1265 mAh), almost complete disassembly of the device will be required, and the charging port is soldered to the main board.

Theoretically, the display can be replaced, but there is a big risk of tearing most attached cables.


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The hinge mechanism is also inconvenient: between it and the screen there is a gap in which dust and debris can get in use.

Verdict

As a result, the “clamshell” Motorola RAZR received for maintainability only 1 point out of 10. It turns out that the smartphone is almost impossible to repair.


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