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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Nassour View Post
    Yep...right about the time your warranty expires and you're stuck with a phone with a bad battery for the remaining year of your contract.

    BTW...I finally settled on the Razr Maxx. Nice phone, well built, but with 4G/LTE you STILL need to charge every day. 3G will give you two days.
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    FWIW, When I bought my maxx I asked the csr about the non removable battery and was told "that's the reason to get the insurance". HA! Another shameless plug for buying their over priced insurance. No thanks.
    I think non removable batteries are going to become more common in the future, so might as well not worry about it or make that a reason to not get a certain device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbreze View Post
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    I think non removable batteries are going to become more common in the future, so might as well not worry about it or make that a reason to not get a certain device.
    So quick to throw in the towel.
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    So what happens if you accidentally immerse your phone in water?

    Normally you're supposed to immediately remove the battery, but that's no longer something that can be quickly done.

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    My understanding about the Razr/Maxx was that (at least) those two phones had their internal boards and connections coated with some kind of water-repellent sealant. Moto also said that the sealed case itself would be more water-resistant than any with a battery opening. Of course, there are still openings in the case (headphone jack, SIM slot, etc.), but all in all, it sounds like an effort to get us to buy into the full replacement plan that Verizon offers.

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    Yes, the plastic-bag battery phones must be better protected against shorting. The reason is that those soft case batteries are more prone to gassing and in rare, extreme cases could actually explode when the internals get wet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Nassour View Post
    Nice project....I wonder if the OEM parts are available?
    The battery on my old, very old now, Palm was suppose to be non-replaceable (but it did have a hardware reset). However, kits with replacement batteries were sold by third parties.

    Has anyone seen any such thing, for these MOT phones?

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    For the Razr, yes. You can get a third party kit to convert to the 3300mAh Maxx battery.
    So far, nobody has gone to the trouble for the D4 that I am aware of, perhaps due to insufficient demand.
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    I've never had to replace a battery on my many Motorola cellphones. However, on my Droid X, I have to remove the battery at least once a month to reset it because is has hung up. Does the Razr or Razr Maxx either one have a reset button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmtvaquero View Post
    Does the Razr or Razr Maxx either one have a reset button?
    Just the "press the power and volume down buttons for 15 seconds" and pray.

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    Does that work if all the buttons are unresponsive already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmtvaquero View Post
    Does that work if all the buttons are unresponsive already?
    MOT claims such, but honestly, I have my doubts. I mean, there are times on a PC where ctrl-alt-del will not always force re-boot.

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    I had to replace the battery on a Droid 2. And I've had to remove the battery at least 3x after the phone crashed.

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    I have another concern regarding these non-removable batteries.

    In the old days, if you wanted to make sure that Big Brother wasn't listening in, you would remove the battery.

    Obviously that's no longer possible with devices like the Razr. :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snap315 View Post
    I have another concern regarding these non-removable batteries.

    In the old days, if you wanted to make sure that Big Brother wasn't listening in, you would remove the battery.

    Obviously that's no longer possible with devices like the Razr. :-(
    They can only listen in when on charger.

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