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G9 101 16GB 1.5GHz Teardown! (Lots of Images)

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By Harfainx, Retired Forum Moderator on 16th January 2012, 09:31 PM
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So I decided to give this a teardown. First, I must say that I am impressed with the build quality of this device. This thing was not exactly the easiest in the world to take apart. The internals are all very solid, but there are surprisingly few "guts" inside this thing.

All images posted here will be smaller in size, but you can click the image to be taken to a larger image

First we'll start out with some software screenshots.


Product key is blanked out (sorry folks, not showing you that)


Quadrant Info


SetCPU CPU Info


SetCPU RAM Info


HARDWARE INSIDES!

Full System


Back Plate


Back of the screen






Screen Model?




Back USB Port


Back Board


Power Button (I like the new power button setup)


Power Button in place


Webcam


Speaker


Antenna


Volume Rocker (Notice that it is screwed in so it holds in place very well)


Metal Plate off the front of the board


Back of the board (plate off)


Close-up of RAM


Back of board components












(Same thing is posted over at the ArchosFans Forum).

Sorry that this really isn't Development, but there is no General G9 section.
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17th January 2012, 11:19 AM |#2  
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18th January 2012, 06:53 AM |#3  
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Thanks for posting this. Kind of strange that the antenna sits at the bottom.
18th January 2012, 09:37 AM |#4  
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Hey Harfainx,

amazing pics... you know i am a hardware freak
Excellent!

By looking at the components, there's no big surprise, pretty straight design.
Touchscreen manufacturer did not change...
I wonder about this:
http://www.pixcir.com.cn/english/pro...n=Detail&ID=68

So it seems, it's still two-point multitouch.

Thanks a lot for posting this!!!

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18th January 2012, 08:31 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by Park82

Thanks for posting this. Kind of strange that the antenna sits at the bottom.

Sorry for the confusion, the antenna is at the top-right of the device when it's put together.

In the pictures, I have the device opened up like a book. It's face down in this order in the first hardware picture:

Top-Back
Bottom-Back
Bottom-Front
Top-Front

So the bottom of the picture is the top of the front of the device.
19th January 2012, 12:33 PM |#6  
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ahh no my bad. I wonder where they managed to fit in the HDD for the 250GB model. Did you see the storage chip? or did I miss it
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4 point touch, 2 true
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Originally Posted by scholbert

Touchscreen manufacturer did not change...
I wonder about this:
http://www.pixcir.com.cn/english/pro...n=Detail&ID=68

So it seems, it's still two-point multitouch.

Thanks a lot for posting this!!!

Regards,

scholbert

Seems to be 4 point with 2 true touch points?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YXq-jlOwOU
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USB Port
The back USB Port behind the cover is coming out on my 80G9 when unplugging a cable f.e. is this correct? It moves 1cm from its normal position.

Cause on your pics I didnt saw that the USB Port is mounted on a sledge plate.
Or wasnt this visible to me.

It might be correct cause the back USB Port is connected to the main board with a cable ...
19th January 2012, 08:23 PM |#9  
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The back USB Port behind the cover is coming out on my 80G9 when unplugging a cable f.e. is this correct? It moves 1cm from its normal position.

Cause on your pics I didnt saw that the USB Port is mounted on a sledge plate.
Or wasnt this visible to me.

It might be correct cause the back USB Port is connected to the main board with a cable ...

Yes the USB is meant to move out slightly. The purpose is for the 3G dongle.
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That Elpida chip is RAM and has CPU under it.
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Which one of the ribbon cables carries the touch screen data? I have a non-responsive screen, Thanks.
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