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From: "Da Man"
Subject: Re: old cellphone reuse/salvage and schematics/tech info?
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Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 07:46:57 GMT
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I'm also interested in this - I have a bunch of those motorola brick phones.
There is a weath of good SMT parts inside! And the cases are just short of
awsome. Most of the semi parts don't have numbers that can be found on the
"Smile, it can only get WORSE" wrote in message
> Good Day all,
> What happens to old cell phones? They seem to be throw away devices,
> even tho they still work after the contract runs out. These days 2
> years of use makes the phone ancient and worthless, regardless of
> whether it still works or not.
> But these things are full of good rf parts sensitive 800 mhz receivers
> that can be put on 900 mhz ham bands and 3 watt transmitters that can
> run cw or fm---since the receiver and the transmitter have to run in
> close proximity to each other (and in full duplex), their LO's and
> transmitter spectral output has to be squeaky clean. Of course, there
> is a duplexer and the thing is loaded with top quality UHF rf
> components. Some of them have 'test modes' which allows the user to
> tune and transmit and manually control the frequencies from the
> Anyway, I never see service manuals or other technical information for
> these things and a one year old cellphone goes for 20 bucks or less on
> ebay these days! 2 year old cell phones go for 3 for 20 bucks or so..
> Has anyone hacked into these and published any information on using
> them for alternative purposes???? Or gaining control of these things
> in service mode? Does anyone deal in Service Manuals for these
> Email me or post reply here.
> Have a great day.
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