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Texas Instruments TRF5101

The TI TRF5101 is from around 2002. Removed from a old cell phone, but I cannot recall which one?! I know it is an RF receiver probably for cellular but I could find no information about this chip. Texas Instruments … Continue reading

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Texas Instruments TL494C PWM Control Circuit

The TL494C is a pulse width modulation control circuit, designed for power supply control, from the small power board on a clamshell iBook from 2000. I have read the datasheet a few times and find it a quite complicated device. … Continue reading

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Regent DVD Player

Today’s teardown a Regent DVD player manufactured in January 2005. The Regent brand is not a prestigious brand. A the top load mechanism, basic controls and composite video (Or S-Video) output make it a very basic DVD player.     … Continue reading

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LaCie Hard Drive (2004)

It is funny that sometimes your expectations are not high, but under the microscope you see things you have never seen before, this was the certainly the situation here. This is a 160Gb hard drive with a firewire (IEEE1394) interface. … Continue reading

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