razr into razr maxx

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  1. hayn

    hayn Member

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    Did anyone convert their RAZR into the maxx?
     
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    I was considering it. But you could probably just sell your RAZR on Ebay for $250 and buy a Maxx for $350. That's cheaper than the conversion kit without the work and chance you screw it up
     
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    True, just was thinking the same thing.
     
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    I don't know why the conversion kits are so much. It seems like they should be less than $50 it's just a battery and the phone back
     
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    Yea I know it should be at the most $70 that's it.
     
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    Exactly what I did, Craigslist, bought the Maxx for 300 but sold my RAZR to a friend for 100, could of listed mine and probably could of nearly broke even.
     
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    The Kits are not really expensive if you think about it. Just the Motorola EB40 battery by itself goes for $50 to $60. Depending on what part you get with the kit, you are at a minimum getting a battery, adhesive, back housing and battery cover. If these parts are OEM which is what most of us prefer you are right there at around $100+.

    I upgraded mine and absolutely love it. Upgrade Droid Razr to Razr Maxx. I would highly recommend it.
     
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    I just order the kitchen since they dropped the price a little bit. Any tips for install?
     
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    I just ordered the kit. Not kitchen.....
     
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    I've been thinking of doin this. Website says can mail in or dropoff phone and they will do conversion. Maybe a early Christmas present to me....

    Sent from my stock DROID RAZR
     
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    I also recently noticed the price drop. That might force me to do this. :)
     
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    Well I ordered the conversion kit on Saturday and received it today. It took about 30-45 minutes to install. Install was pretty simple. Time to foxkat and enjoy longer battery life!
     
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    Nice work! Glad it went smoothly. Did you order all the extra parts? Or just the basic kit?
     
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    Thanks... Yeah. I got the maxx black chassis off ebay for 24.95. I definitely think it was worth it. It was a really easy installation not having to grind down the original chassis.

    RAZR MAXX
     
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    I recently purchased this conversion kit as well. I was lucky enough to have a water logged Razr to experiment on before cracking open my functional phone.

    Some tips?

    -Buy a plastic pry tool - the one supplied by iSesamo was steel and made small scrapes in the side of the phone chassis.

    -Spend the money on the RAZR MAXX Black Internal Metal Chassis PCB Bracket - I used a Dremel drill to shave down my Razr bracket. When you shave down the bracket you need to check to see if your bracket fits back into the phone chassis. I had to check about 4 times, each time you must use the pry tool on the side of you phone, increasing the chance of snapping your bracket or scratching your phone or shorting out your motherboard.

    -If you had any accessories for your Razr like I did, Case, HD Dock, Car Dock. Understand that these will no longer fit your Razr Maxx adding to the increase in cost immediately.

    -You must have T3 and T5 screw drivers.

    -If you don't buy the recommended bracket for $26.95, you must have a Dremel drill or something similar.

    -Be VERY careful removing the speaker from the old back bracket, I shoved my flat head screwdriver right through the thin cellophane ruining the speaker all together.

    -Use a soldering iron to heat up the plastic pegs securing the flash before removing it.

    -Watch this video, all of it.
    The end result was a converted Razr that is slightly heavier, slightly larger, but holds a charge for my entire day with heavy usage. As long as you figure your costs into this conversion and have steady hands to complete it, I would recommend it.
     
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