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Here’s the Netgear DM602 ADSL Modem tear down, at 8 years old so it’s interesting to see how different the PCB looks from the modern router.

First impressions of the board, it’s filled with components everywhere!

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Another teardown, this time the Billion 5100 ADSL Router which is a few years old now, it’s just an “ADSL” router, none of that ADSL2 here.

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It’s been a little while since doing one of these but we have the Motorola Surfboard 5100 Cable Modem which we’ll take apart and it’s fairly old which was built on the 23-Dec-04 according to the PCB, so lets get right to it. Part number seems to be 513682-003-00 and the PCB says 512841-003 Rev A.

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I have with me a Ultra Slim Computer’s power supply which someone claims it made a loud sound and no longer works so I thought I’d rip it apart as I was always curious how it compares to standard computer power supplies that “normal” computers have. This power supply (part number 397747-001 & spare part number 397803-001) is from a HP DC7800 Ultra Slim PC (GV709PA). It’s rated at 135W with 19V @ 7.1A output.


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Whilst I’m waiting for some parts to produce the PCB of the simple motor controller I’ve been working we’ve got a quick teardown, it’s the Belkin F5U246 SM/XD Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Media Reader & Writer which just reads SM and XD cards. As you would expect there’s not much to see here just the one main chip.

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I’ve been able to grab my hands on the Olympus M750 Camera, a 7.1 Megapixel camera with 5x Optical Zoom. There sure are a lot of parts to this camera.

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We’ve got another Netgear router to take a look at, it’s the Inside the Netgear DG834 v2 Wireless ADSL Firewall Router which is a similar product to the RP614 except it has wireless.

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