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Mobility

Dell Aero Smartphone Teardown

Main PCB connectors

We'll need to disconnect all the cables attached to the Dell Aero's main PCB before lifting it away from the case. On top of the PCB, there are two pop-off connectors and one gated ribbon cable. They connect the display, digitizer, and control buttons to the main PCB.

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