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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by joshellis625, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. joshellis625

    joshellis625 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So the other day I discovered an evil piece of dust under the glass in my Droid X. First thing that crossed my mind was, I will never be able to get a replacement because they are back ordered for a month.

    So, naturally I took it apart haha. It wasn't as hard as I thought. The most annoying parts are the clips holding the two halves together and the stupid black sticky tape they use to cover up some of the ribbon connections.

    Once the phone was completely in pieces, I used a clean coffee filter (no lint) and wiped down both sides of the glass. Luckily the dust was on the glass itself and not the digitizer. After scrutinizing the glass for 20 minutes I reassembled the phone.

    The best part was when the phone did not turn back on :eek: so I took it apart to see if I put it together wrong. I'm still not positive on what caused it to not work but I think it was the little white wire that connects two of the PCB's under the camera hump. I think that when I put the back case back on it popped the wire off.

    Next time I held the power button, it turned on normally and I cheered! :D
    So yes, the phone works fine now and not a single thing was broken (aside from some of that black sticky tape). And all of the dust is gone!

    Moral of the story: Don't take your phone apart to remove dust from under the glass. It's not worth it. I almost died inside but it was fun!

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  2. bobomatic

    bobomatic Android Enthusiast

    did you bore out the speaker hole, while it was apart? if not take it apart again and let us now how it effects the volume? LOL :)
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  3. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    Glad everything worked out but umm... my Verizon tech person ordered another Droid X for me on Sunday and it's going to arrive to me tomorrow...
  4. sund0wn

    sund0wn Android Expert

    hahaha. that story raised my heart rate by 15bpm. thanks for sharing! good to know it can be done, because dust under the screen would drive me up the wall.
  5. joshellis625

    joshellis625 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well if I was having problems with my speaker I probably would have bored it out haha but I have not had a single problem with any aspect of my DX except for that dust under the screen. Which is also why I didn't want to have it replaced. I was afraid that the next one would have one of the problems that everybody has been mentioning.
  6. Steven58


    I was going to move this thread to the sub-forum named "unwise" but couldn't find one. :p
  7. sund0wn

    sund0wn Android Expert

    maybe this would be a good time to start one! :p\\
  8. prerunnerseth

    prerunnerseth Android Enthusiast

    Ummmmmm.... pix???? please don't tell me you took your X apart and didn't get a single pic.
  9. Ringhale

    Ringhale Well-Known Member

    Was about to ask the same thing...
  10. deekum1627

    deekum1627 Android Enthusiast

    u got guts lol
  11. esn

    esn Android Enthusiast

    Wow all that for dust? My screen gets dirty fast and I would never be able to see dust on my screen. How big was this dust for you to see it?
  12. Paycer

    Paycer Android Enthusiast

    YouTube - Droid X Dissected!
  13. joshellis625

    joshellis625 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I didn't post any pics because of that video and guide. They all look the same :p

    The dust made it look like I had a bunch of dead pixels, except they were there when the screen was off. It drove me insane!
  14. sund0wn

    sund0wn Android Expert

    really not much different from a laptop teardown. actually, it seems to be a bit easier. it's smaller, but there are fewer steps to removing the case. good to know it's so well fit together in case anything ever ends up under the screen.
  15. tbert

    tbert Member

    You're a brave man.
  16. Steven58


    You can suggest it! ;)
  17. Xelios

    Xelios Android Enthusiast

    You won't have to wait a month lol. I just went to the verizon store today, and they ordered me a new one. 2 day wait.

    But you got balls for doing that haha.
  18. ObiDon

    ObiDon Member

    Wow...you're a special kind of crazy my friend!


    Good job getting it all back together!

  19. dB Zac

    dB Zac Android Enthusiast

    I wouldn't do that. I'm sure that "hole"is a tuned port to maximize output already.
  20. t4ckleb0x

    t4ckleb0x Member

    I'm ALMOST considering taking it apart and painting the case. I guess it would loose the rubbery feeling though.
  21. BoonDocks

    BoonDocks Newbie

    I would love to take mine apart and paint the outer shell with spray in bedliner stuff.
  22. JB426

    JB426 Newbie

    Yup, more courage than me. Cool story.
  23. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert

    The IDIOT in the video removed the battery pull tab and expects us to think he's and expert of tearing a phone down? :)

    Ooops............. there's the pull tab :)
  24. joshellis625

    joshellis625 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I must say, the phone is extremely well designed. It has multiple locations where if they aren't touching the proper contacts built into the case, it won't run because it knows it is open to some degree. Remove one piece and the phone will know and refuse to boot. It's really quite awesome.
  25. WishinItWas

    WishinItWas Well-Known Member

    That, guy in the vid is super aggressive, I was waiting for the x to explode in his hands at any moment lol

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The Motorola Droid X release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP3630 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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