Cracking open a retired HTC T-Mobile MDA

Swing wide

There are a few interesting things here - notice the ribbon (red circle) that allows the sliding keyboard, and the silver protective mesh on the mainboard that rests on top of it. Another good bit of forethought there. Also notice all of the shielding for the chips - those will have to come off.

The yellow arrows point out the only connection between the "screen half" and the "keyboard half".

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