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Motorola Xoom Teardown

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The guys at iFixIt made quick work of the Xoom and have already torn the tablet down and posted pictures and detailed its components.

Xoom owners who decide to repair or mod thier tablets themselves will be glad to see that there are no proprietary screws or fastners required to get into this machine. All you need is a Torx set and a spudger. There are a lot of screws in the Xoom (57), but if you have patience you’ll be able to repair every component yourself. The display and protective glass are not fused together, which means cracked glass will be a relatively cheap repair. It’s built in a pretty modular design, so swapping out components like the camera doesn’t require soldering and you can replace them one at a time.

As our friends over at the Android Community point out, the Xoom has the same 3G modem as what’s found in the Verizon iPhone.

Obviously, most Xoom owners will never touch a screw, but it’s nice to know geeks can take a look inside relatively easily. Not interested in tearing into your Xoom yourself? We recommend getting a free extended warranty on the Xoom by buying with a quality credit card, such as American Express or adding it to your home insurance policy.

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    02/25/2011 at 6:38 pm

    What is the battery size?

  2. Anonymous

    02/26/2011 at 7:31 am

    First, I have admit, iPad and XOOM, both of them are decent tablet, but which one I should buy? I heard that the Xoom is so expensive, and if that, I think I will choose iPad and bought an iPad video converter from ANEESOFT.

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