Teardown of a Motorola Droid Bionic | Wifi Walker, J B Chaparal Properties

Teardown of a Motorola Droid Bionic

Not surprisingly, it perceived a 9 out of 10 repairability score, as a phone is hold together with a singular series of screws and cosmetic clips. Adhesive is minimally used in a construction, and many components can be transposed away — they’re not tied together with long, ethereal badge cables. Heck, we can even reinstate a LCD alone from a glass!

It warms a DIY hearts to dismantle inclination like a Bionic. It gives us wish for a universe where people repair their inclination instead of tossing them in a trash.

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– A sticker, some clips, and a few — ahem, ELEVEN — screws around a fringe of a Bionic are all that forestall us from peeking inside. All screws are of a Torx T5 variety, that are simply surmountable regulating iFixit’s 54-piece bit motorist kit.

– We were greeted by a timberland of EMI shields once we private a behind cover. It took us perpetually to desolder all a glossy squares.

– We away a loudspeaker from a differently unexciting behind case; it looked to be ideal for proclaiming a evil “Drooooooiiiiid” on powering on a phone.

– The 4G LTE SIM label procedure is hold in place by dual additional screws — and that’s a border of screw-type fasteners inside this phone. They’re also a same T5 Torx size, definition we usually need one screwdriver to take detached a phone.

– We’re relieved to see that Motorola isn’t regulating a same prolonged badge cables found in some of their other devices. This is wonderful, given it means we don’t have to reinstate dual or 3 entirely organic components that are tied to a same wire as your passed component.

– The rear-facing camera simply pops out. Inscription on a member is this smashing gem: “NCAABA 65161 0100698 2001 SH.” We consider that’s formula for “8 MP behemoth,” though that’s only speculation.

– The camera measures in during 7.1 mm x 9.3 mm (length x width) and weighs a porky 1.2 grams! Much like a Droid X and Droid X2, a vast camera seems to be a categorical reason behind a “hump” during a tip of a phone.

– The behind of a motherboard is absent of any important features. It is probable that Motorola placed all of a chips on one side of a house to keep a density of a device to a minimum.

– The qHD arrangement in this phone creatively seemed in a Motorola Atrix progressing this year, and we’ve seen one in each Motorola Android phone since.

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After some slash-and-burn on a EMI defense forest, we found a large players on a motherboard:

– Elpida B8064B2PB-8D-F 1 GB DRAM and TI OMAP 4430 processor

– SanDisk SDIN4C2-16G 16GB Flash memory

– ST Ericsson CPCAP 006556001

– Qualcomm PM8028 chip that works in and with a Qualcomm MDM6600 to yield wireless information tie to a phone and speeds of adult to 14.4 Mbps.

– Hynix H8KCS0SJ0AER and Hynix H8BCS0QG0MMR memory MCP containing Hynix DRAM and STM flash

– ATMEL MXT224E-CCU Touchscreen Controller

– Motorola T6VP0XBG-0001 poser chip

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