(Posts: 1390; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
I used to like my old Razr. I never had problems with it. I wish you could replace the battery.
(Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)
I know your comment was made a few months back, but I just wanted to let you know that you CAN change the battery on your RAZR. The process is very simple and only takes a few minutes. You will need a T5 Torx Screwdriver and possibly a plastic "safe open pry tool", guitar pick, or fingernails. The opening tools aren't really necessary (I don't use them) as long as you can get the back off without breaking anything. From there, you will most likely see a red/pink-ish rubber piece sitting on top of the battery screws, which is easily removable by hand. After that, unscrew the 2 battery screws with the T5 torx screwdriver then gently lift the battery from the frame. It is soft, so be careful not to bend it. The pry tools can also be used to remove the battery, but once again, it is SOFT, so be gentle. Now you are ready to put the new battery in, fasten it down with the 2 screws you removed earlier. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THEM!! If you have a torque driver, look up the specs for them or just try to tighten them as much, or a little less, than they originally were. Over-tightening the screws can cause the battery terminals to break. Next. place the rubber piece back on top of the terminals. Finally, snap the back cover onto the phone. Check the instructions provided with the battery to see if the battery should be charged before first use or if it is safe to use right away. THAT'S IT! You have now single-handedly replaced your own battery!
As always, it is a good idea to read any instructions that may come with the replacement battery, as well as watch a YouTube video of the process, BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REPLACE YOUR BATTERY.
I am sorry if this post is redundant or over-detailed, but I am unsure of your familiarity with the inner-workings of mobile devices, so I wanted to be as detailed as possible.
I am not allowed to post links yet since I just joined, but do a quick search on eBay and Amazon and you will be able to find a "kit" with the battery, T5 torx driver, and possibly some of the plastic opening tools in it. I would recommend getting a genuine Motorola EB20 battery since the prices are not different enough to justify purchasing a generic battery. I found a *NEW* one on eBay for $14.95 (free shipping) that includes the T5 torx driver that you would need. I hope this helps.
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