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Introduction

A Motorola V3i it's from the "RAZR" series.

The V3i had an improved camera resolution with 1,3Mpix and a external Memoryslot (MicroSD) for additional storage. Even if it had serveral problems with the keyboard and handling, it's one of the most sold mobilephones in the world.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Motorola V3i, use our service manual.

A Motorola V3i!
  • A Motorola V3i!

  • Let's see what's inside...

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Let's turn it and take out the battery. Remove these two screws.
  • Let's turn it and take out the battery.

  • Remove these two screws.

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Now you can easily flip the cover.
  • Now you can easily flip the cover.

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You need to detach these two plastic lashes from the surounding. Now you can remove this transparent plastic case. Now you can take out the speaker.
  • You need to detach these two plastic lashes from the surounding.

  • Now you can remove this transparent plastic case.

  • Now you can take out the speaker.

  • The metal thing on the end of the picture is the antenna.

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So, that's the board. Vibra motor.
  • So, that's the board.

  • Vibra motor.

  • Mini USB.

  • Connector for the antenna.

  • After I took these EMI shields away it looks like this...

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Bluetooth chip by Broadcom. 32Mbit PSRAM by STMicroelectronics.
  • Bluetooth chip by Broadcom.

  • 32Mbit PSRAM by STMicroelectronics.

  • Baseband Processor (Main Processor) by Freescale (90nm structure).

  • RF Transmitter by RF Micro Devices.

  • Battery controller by Freescale.

  • Quad-Band Transmit Module by RF Micro Devices.

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Remove these 4 rubbers. Then remove the four torx screws.
  • Remove these 4 rubbers.

  • Then remove the four torx screws.

  • You can easily lose these rubbers. (That's why I have only 3 of them...)

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Filp the device and you can remove the top housing. Remove the three buttons on the side of the device.
  • Filp the device and you can remove the top housing.

  • Remove the three buttons on the side of the device.

  • Remove the connector to the mainboard...

  • and to the camera.

The front cover can be very stubborn to remove as the clips may be very tight. Just persevere with your plastic opening tools. Two can be better than one here.

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Remove the camera by lifting it up.
  • Remove the camera by lifting it up.

  • That's a 1,3Mpix camera!

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Lift up the speaker. Then, that's a tricky part,remove all the buttons around the screen housing. Caution: They are really thin and they easily break! After you did this tricky part you can lift the top of the phone away.
  • Lift up the speaker.

  • Then, that's a tricky part,remove all the buttons around the screen housing. Caution: They are really thin and they easily break!

  • After you did this tricky part you can lift the top of the phone away.

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Now lift up the front glass from the top of the device. It's held with adhesives. After you did this it should look like this.
  • Now lift up the front glass from the top of the device. It's held with adhesives.

  • After you did this it should look like this.

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Around the screen there are some lashes. Detach them to release the screen of the metal housing. Then you can lift the metal housing up.
  • Around the screen there are some lashes. Detach them to release the screen of the metal housing.

  • Then you can lift the metal housing up.

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The metal housing is very fragile! an ATI Imageon chip! It's a mulitmedia co-processor, it is used for record video and mobile gaming. It support up to a 2Mpix camera.
  • The metal housing is very fragile!

  • an ATI Imageon chip! It's a mulitmedia co-processor, it is used for record video and mobile gaming. It support up to a 2Mpix camera.

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Again there's a small lash on the botton of the front screen housing. After that you can remove the front screen with the PCB.
  • Again there's a small lash on the botton of the front screen housing.

  • After that you can remove the front screen with the PCB.

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The front screen.
  • The front screen.

  • Yes, my front screen has some dead pixels. (They are pink?!)

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Thank you for reading my Teardown:)
  • Thank you for reading my Teardown:)

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