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Have you lost control of the volume on your Droid RAZR? Replace a broken or faulty volume rocker and get the control back.

  1. Motorola Droid RAZR Volume Rocker Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 2 Motorola Droid RAZR Volume Rocker Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and rear case at the lower left edge of the back cover.

    • Pry the back cover up with the plastic opening tool to free the plastic clips.

    • Continue prying along the left edge of the back cover towards the top of the phone.

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    • Work the plastic opening tool across the top of the back case to free the plastic clips.

    • The top edge of the back case is very thin. Pry carefully to avoid cracking or snapping it.

    • Continue prying down the right side of the back cover to free the remaining clips.

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    • Pull the back cover away from the phone to remove it.

    • The back cover is attached to the battery with a generous amount of adhesive, so you may have to use quite a bit of force to separate the two pieces.

    • The battery must remain in the phone and not come off with the back cover or you will break the power lead.

    • Since the back cover is made of Kevlar, it can handle a fair amount of twisting and tugging without breaking.

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    • Use the tip of a spudger to lift up the red silicone cover over the battery terminal screws and remove it.

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    • Remove the two 3.3 mm T5 Torx battery terminal screws.

    • Grab the blue battery removal tab and lift the battery out to remove it.

    • There is quite a bit of adhesive securing the battery to the motherboard. Work slowly to avoid deforming the battery.

    • Your phone will have a number of metal EMI shields on the motherboard, rather than the bare ICs seen here.

  6. Motorola Droid RAZR Volume Rocker Replacement, Camera Cover: step 6, image 1 of 2 Motorola Droid RAZR Volume Rocker Replacement, Camera Cover: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Use a heat gun or hair dryer to soften the adhesive underneath the camera cover.

    • The following steps were performed without the use of a heat gun. Notice that the camera cover cracks very easily if you do not heat the adhesive that holds it in place.

    • Gently pry up the bottom edge of the camera cover with a plastic opening tool.

    • Carefully slide the plastic opening tool across the bottom edge to free it from the adhesive.

    • Continue to use the heat gun as needed to soften the adhesive as you remove the camera cover.

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    • Insert the plastic opening tool underneath the top edge of the camera cover.

    • Gently pry the camera cover up as you slide the plastic opening tool across the top edge to free it from the adhesive.

    • Remove the camera cover.

  8. Motorola Droid RAZR Volume Rocker Replacement, Rear Case: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the six screws securing the rear case to the rest of the phone:

    • three 6.7 mm silver T3 Torx screws at the top,

    • four 4.0 mm gold T3 Torx screws in the middle,

    • and three 4.5 mm black T5 Torx screws at the bottom.

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    • Insert a plastic opening tool between the rear case and the motherboard assembly.

    • Work your way down the side of the phone and gently pry the rear case up.

    • Separate the rear case from the motherboard assembly.

  10. Motorola Droid RAZR Volume Rocker Replacement, Volume Rocker: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the volume rocker from the rear panel.

    • Be sure to note how the volume rocker sat in the rear case to properly install your replacement.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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