Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown (Sprint)

Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown (Sprint)

Summary: TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler cracks open Sprint's version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch Android tablet.

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  • The Galaxy Tab has a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. Was with the headphone/microphone assembly, I'm going to leave this camera alone. The camera's thin ribbon cable was stuck to the main PCB with adhesive. I was afraid prying the cable loose would damage it.

    Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

    Caption by: Bill Detwiler
  • Unlike any other mobile device I've dissected, the Galaxy Tab's EMI shield is attached to the main PCB with five Phillips screws.

    Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

    Caption by: Bill Detwiler
  • With its screws removed, the Galaxy Tab's EMI shield falls off the main PCB.

    Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

    Caption by: Bill Detwiler

Topics: Telcos, Android, Hardware, iPad, Laptops, Mobility, Samsung, Tablets

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  • So - PCB Battery is the only service part?

    Why would one tear down the Tab? Only to replace the PCB Battery, I guess. How often is that needed? Is it DESIGNED to be replaced, or do you scrap the whole thing?
    bulwark
  • RE: Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown (Sprint)

    The fact that you can disassemble the Tab with realative ease is a definite plus for the hackers.
    ConceptVBS
  • RE: Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown (Sprint)

    Look ma... the power adapter looks like an Apple connector... Did I hear you saying Lawsuit or am I hearing voices...?

    LOL!!!
    cosuna
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