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Teardowns! [Whats going on under the cover?]
« on: July 23, 2012, 03:52:45 PM »
So basically this thread is for anyone to post teardowns of technology [Disassembly and explanation]. Very recently I disassembled a dynamo hand-crank radio and torch. (I also re-assembled but didn't take pictures of that)
Anyway, if anyone feels like taking apart technology of any sort, whether it be mobile phones, consoles, televisions etc if you're willing it would be interesting for others to look and see. ~Spreading the knowledge~

Without further a do, here is the Self-powered radio and torch teardown. [The case is slightly broken because 2 screws got stripped and had to be drilled out]

Spoiler:  The Radio-torch • show

Spoiler:  Closer up • show

Spoiler:  Preparing to disassemble • show

Spoiler:  First screw from antenna off • show

Spoiler:  Antenna removed • show

Spoiler:  Antenna base screw removed • show

Spoiler:  Back part of case removed • show

Spoiler:  Torch protector part of case removed • show

Spoiler:  Part opposite torch protector part removed • show

Spoiler:  The battery that stores electricity made by the dynamo • show

Spoiler:  Coils inside the dynamo- I assume the surrounding metal is magnetic • show

Spoiler:  The front case- I tested it and the charging LED and torch light still worked! • show
The radio would've probably worked too, but not got any reception because of the lack of an antenna

Spoiler:  The torch light • show

Spoiler:  The whole thing- On the middle-left is the volume control for the radio • show

Spoiler:  A final picture of it • show


Feel free to comment and ask questions :)
« Last Edit: July 23, 2012, 04:58:59 PM by atommo »
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Re: Teardowns! [Whats going on under the cover?]
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 12:32:51 AM »
omfg

I love threads like this ;w;
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Re: Teardowns! [Whats going on under the cover?]
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 02:58:23 PM »
I decided to tear down the wind up radio-torch as much as I could, so I hope you enjoy. [Carries on from last post]

Spoiler:  Screw removed • show

Spoiler:  More screws removed • show

Spoiler:  Another screw removed >_> • show

Spoiler:  Under the main board • show

Spoiler:  The dynamo screws removed • show

I couldn't get the dynamo off since it was connected to the crank through the case
Spoiler:  It lives! • show

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Spoiler:  Underside of the main electronics board • show

Spoiler:  A better view of the whole thing • show

Spoiler:  Headphone input (left) and alarm switch (right) • show
« Last Edit: August 17, 2012, 03:00:05 PM by atommo »
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Re: Teardowns! [Whats going on under the cover?]
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 12:09:01 PM »
I have another teardown! This time it is a Sudoku touch screen gadget~ [The old touchscreen sort]

Spoiler: 1 • show

Spoiler: 2 • show

Spoiler: 3 • show

Spoiler: 4 • show

Spoiler: 5 • show

Spoiler: 6 • show

Spoiler: 7 • show

Spoiler: 8 • show

Spoiler: 9- It still works! • show

Spoiler: 10 • show

Spoiler: 11 • show

Spoiler: 12 • show

Spoiler: 13 • show


I learned a fair bit about the older version of touchscreens from this- that plastic cover on the screen is what gives the feedback for a response on the screen. If you touch it even when it isn't sitting on the screen it still gives a response as if it was. Basically there is a screen that is simply a screen and then there is a cover with little transistors in that detect touches sitting on top. It is connected by a ribbon cable to the mainboard.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2012, 12:11:38 PM by atommo »
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Re: Teardowns! [Whats going on under the cover?]
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 12:35:40 PM »
I did this to a broken camera once, unfortunately I don't have it any more.

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Re: Teardowns! [Whats going on under the cover?]
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 07:17:26 PM »
I'd like To know how To do that. :'(
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Re: Teardowns! [Whats going on under the cover?]
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 02:33:02 PM »
Alright, today I'll show you whats inside an old-school calculator! (There isn't much XD)

Spoiler: The front • show

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Spoiler: The back • show

Spoiler: Inside • show

Spoiler: Closer look #1 • show

Spoiler: Closer look #2 • show

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Just to say the battery in there was the one that came with the calculator when it was bought, which must've been ages ago (I'm talking over 10 years)

Also, for some of the earlier teardowns of this thread, it seems the picture links have changed, and I haven't got round to chnaging them (because theres so many D:) so if the pictures don't appear, its probably that.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 02:40:19 PM by atommo »
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Re: Teardowns! [Whats going on under the cover?]
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 08:06:05 AM »
Looks fun  :eshetease:

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Re: Teardowns! [Whats going on under the cover?]
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2014, 01:28:42 PM »
Alright, I'm back with another teardown!

This time, its the BT Home Hub version 1.0!

I've been meaning to do this teardown for ages but have only just got round to it. So without further ado:

Spoiler: The home hub • show

Spoiler: Back of the hub • show

Spoiler: Back label • show

Spoiler: The ports • show

Spoiler: Screw removed behind label • show

Spoiler: Second screw uncovered • show

Spoiler: Second screw removed • show

Spoiler: After some prying and accidentally breaking the top piece of plastic, we're in! • show

Spoiler: The motherboard • show

Spoiler: The indication lights from the inside • show

Spoiler: Some wires connecting the front panel to the back (Might be to do with the lights) • show

Spoiler: Broadcom chip on the board • show

Spoiler: Another view of the motherboard in all its glory • show

Spoiler: Top-view • show

Spoiler: Only 2 screws held this together 0_0 • show


I have a video too!

BT Home Hub 1.0 internals


Edit: The pictures above were taken from a phone, so they aren't great quality. However, I then charged up a proper camera and took some with that, so here are some better quality pictures:

Spoiler: 1 • show

Spoiler: 2 • show

Spoiler: 3 • show
« Last Edit: March 21, 2014, 10:30:22 AM by atommo »
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