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Taking My Cell Phone Apart (pics)  
User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

ok, so, my cell phone died a week ago or so. I got the great idea of taking it apart...

Its a old nokia phone.

Anyways, I got everything ready to go, but found I didn't have the correct screw driver (some funky star shape). Ah well, get out the drill, and I drilled out the screws. Ok, only one. I severely messed up the drill bit in the process, and probably inhaled some metal fragments. Heres a picture of the drill bit (note the band of... something... that got added to the bit during the process):



About midway through the drilling-out-the-screw process, I realized I hadn't taken out the battery. I realized when I started smelling some foul smell... took the battery out (only slightly damaged from drill, just surfacy damage), and all was well.

Ok, so, no way to get the other screws out. Hmm. Maybe I'll just pry the whole thing open, or borrow my sister's soldering gun. Prying it open worked somewhat.






Next, I wiggled the screw driver around to get the LCD screen out, which was my main goal. Cracked in the process, but:



Some rather interesting backing to the LCD screen... translucent, but very bright white, and holographic. Interesting.






So, now my fingers smell like a photography shop, and I realized the LCD screen is leaking some junk. I washed my hands, but... eesh. I'm hoping it was just some gummy glue that got on my hands. Any idea is LCD fluid is bad on your skin??

[Edited 2007-04-06 18:40:19]

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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1580 times:
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I have (had..until my dog ate it) that cell phone too  Smile

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
(some funky star shape)

Torx  Smile




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User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Kai, you should setup some 800 number, and you could be the answer-any-question person. And charge like 2.50 a phone call. Then you could browse A.net all day, too!

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1551 times:
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Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 2):
Kai, you should setup some 800 number, and you could be the answer-any-question person. And charge like 2.50 a phone call. Then you could browse A.net all day, too!



Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 1):
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 rotfl 



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User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 1):
Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
(some funky star shape)

Torx

Torx T6... costs 99p from the local hardware store  Silly



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineAdopim88 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 2):
Kai, you should setup some 800 number, and you could be the answer-any-question person. And charge like 2.50 a phone call. Then you could browse A.net all day, too!

Well I wouldn't go so far as to say "answer-any-question". His knowledge is mostly trivial. With some tidbits of it actually being useful  duck 

Were you taking your cell phone apart just for kicks or was there a reason? I guess I wouldn't think that you'd be in a lot of trouble with the LCD junk. But then again, I work at a printing press place and don't use gloves when handling all of our chemicals... lol.



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1529 times:
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Quoting Adopim88 (Reply 5):
His knowledge is mostly trivial

Better with trivial knowledge than no knowledge Big grin



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User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1520 times:

Quoting Adopim88 (Reply 5):
Were you taking your cell phone apart just for kicks or was there a reason?

Just having fun  Smile


User currently offlineAdopim88 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1514 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 7):
Just having fun

Ok  Smile I was just curious.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 6):
Better with trivial knowledge than no knowledge

Was that a hint?



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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1207 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1440 times:
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You should check out something called www.takeitapart.net

Scooter

[Edited 2007-04-07 00:21:08]


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