Nikkei Electronics Teardown Squad started to break down the "T-Mobile G1," an Android mobile phone released in San Francisco ahead of other states in the US.
We began operation in high spirits but bumped into a big problem in a minute: Screws on the chassis did not turn. Two of the four screws were easily unscrewed, but the other two did not move an inch. We tried to remove them with all our might, and, at last, they stripped their threads.
So, we had no choice but to pry open the chassis. After tens of minutes, we finally opened it.
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