Palm Pre Disassembly Photos

Palm Pre dissasembly photosThe site has posted a complete Palm Pre tear-down and photo gallery. The how to walks through (in nearly sickening detail) the Pre's disassembly processes and comes complete with some nice high resolution photos.

If gadget dissection and close up guts picks is your thing, leave your spudger behind and checkout the link above.

Palm Pre Guts Dissasembly

Thanks to engadget for the tip.

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Two thoughts

zuhmir @ 6/7/2009 12:41:50 AM # Q
In regard to this picture of the bare board:

1. Seems to have a giant gap - my guess is that this is where the expansion card module would have been...

2. If you look at the bottom right side of the board in the picture you can see that the circuit was completely torn from the board... in other words, the Pre in the picture is murdered... not very good if you planned to open it for repairs and such.

RE: Two thoughts
twrock @ 6/7/2009 4:14:26 AM # Q
Re: point 2, yeah looks ugly. If that's what it takes to get to some important component, I don't think things are gonna work very well after reassembly. I guess that's why they replace the whole PCB instead of fixing specific components.

But I don't see your point 1. Where are you seeing a gap?

I gotta say that the disassembly on the the Pre makes hardware hacking my TX look like child's play. No way I'd try opening the Pre up.

Hey Palm! Where's my PDA with Wifi and phone capabilities?

RE: Two thoughts
zuhmir @ 6/7/2009 4:42:31 AM # Q
A picture of what I was thinking about:

(Hope I'm not violating any rules by editing the picture...)

RE: Two thoughts
twrock @ 6/7/2009 4:57:35 AM # Q
Oh, ok. I was looking for some kind of circuitry. Yes, I think there is space there large enough for a socket. But of course I'm not sure if there is something else that already fits into that space. It's pretty hard to get the "whole picture" of how all of the parts fit together just from those RapidRepair pictures and descriptions.

Hey Palm! Where's my PDA with Wifi and phone capabilities?
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