Where does this piece belong???

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  1. richard15garrett

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    Hello all. My name is Richard and this is my first post with droidforums. I recently started repairing cell phones in my spare time and have come across a small problem.

    When dissecting a Motorola Droid X2, a small, black rubber piece fell out. It happened in the beginning stage when removing the back plate. Has anyone ever had this problem when taking apart their Droid X2? I have attached an image and sorry for the quality, currently using my back up phone while I repair my s4.
     

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    Welcome to the forum!
    Sorry I can't offer any assistance with this but do let us know if @CJM 's video was able to provide you the information you're looking for.
    Good luck!
     
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    The post was very informative @CJM but still no information about the little rubber piece. It's driving me crazy! I searched all of youtube and plenty of forums with no luck. Hopefully someone can help me out! I was thinking of just putting the phone back together without it, but my luck that little piece will have a huge impact on the phone somehow. Who knows.
     
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    To piggy back off CJMs link, here's another ifixit link for the complete teardown guide for this device. Motorola Droid 2 Teardown
    If that doesn't help, than I don't know...
    you mentioned "cellphones"... (emphasis plural).... Could it have possibly come from another device you were working on?

    S5 tap'n
     
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    @cr6 That link is for a Droid 2, not the Droid X2. And nope positive it came from this phone. I'm very OCD about my work area so it's rather clean haha. I guess i'm the first that's ever had this problem lol hopefully when the screen comes in and I put it back together I can find where it goes. Thanks for taking the time to try and help though.
     
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    Sorry about that Richard! Do keep us updated on your progress.


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    Can we get a better description of the part. Is it rubber, soft, hard, metal? Can we get some pics of the inside of the device or pics of the device when you first noticed that piece was missing.

    Note 4tified
     
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    @Miller6386 It's a half inch long, black soft rubber. A raised hole right in the center, and cut-out circles on either side like where its supposed to fit around something circular on the ends. You can see it sort of in the pic I posted above. But here is the back plate that i removed when it fell out i'm thinking it goes somewhere with it but I just cant find a spot for it.
     

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    Can you post a picture of whatever mates to that? Which ever side sits into or against that.

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    @Miller6386 If you look at steps 6-8 on the link that @CJM posted you can see perfect photos of where it happened
     
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    I think it goes with the ear piece between the layers. It would act as a funnel for the sound and being rubber keep away unwanted vibrations.

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