Category Archives: Teardown

LCD Display Drivers

Over the past year I have pulled apart several old phones. I thought it would be interesting to look at a selection of the LCD display drivers and how they have progressed.I am going to look at three LCD displays, … Continue reading

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Maxim MAX675 Voltage Reference

Do you remember the clamshell iBook from around 2000?  In my opinion it was one of Apples best ever products. Rugged and one of the first laptops with mass user appeal. I used one for several years, it was a … Continue reading

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Submersible LED Light Puck

Not vintage, but LED light teardowns seem to be popular.  This one is a submersible LED light for use in your bath, hot tub, vase.  It is available on eBay for ridiculously low prices eg. $3.39 with free shipping I … Continue reading

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Garrison Carbon Monoxide Detector

I had a Carbon Monoxide sensor keep chirping at me, it was also displaying END.  Turns out that CO detectors have a mandated lifetime and are programed to stop working after 7-10 years.  So rather than toss it out, why … Continue reading

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