very low frequency tech postings - hard/Nokia6230.writeback
Sat, 15 Jan 2005the nokia 6230 disassembled
using a Torx T6 you can open the Nokia 6230 by removing 6 screws on the frontside.
then the PCB can simply be taken off. here's the backside.
Andreas Toenne asked in firstname.lastname@example.org whether one can remove the camera module and whether then the mobile still works. this can be useful if want to take your mobile legally to sensitive places, where cameras are banned. one can quite simply remove the camera module - it is locked by 3 snap-in locks, two on the lower side, one at the upper side of the module in the following pic.
Now the test:
the Nokia6230 works fine without camera module (I didn't test each and everything, but a phonecall worked) if you select the camera menu you get an error message (not shown) and then this:
"Standby" as in "lying around nearby" ;) the test was done with a german O2 firmware on the 6230.
my curiosity still wasn't satisfied, and I tried to identify the chipset. here's a closeup of the digital part.
 labelled SEC 437 V675 K4M64163PH BLG0117E1  labelled TIKUEDGE SA V1.11E 4375107 4AAIFTW X I assume this is the EDGE/GPRS/GMS baseband processor (which is a wild guess from its name). I only found one russian site referring "TIKUEDGE". let me know in case you know more details or can translate the pages to something more of a lingua franca.  labelled SEC 440 DI7B K8S2815ETA UQ1514P3  labelled 4376371 GK 10U VP CHN GK 441  labelled SEC 440 LG00 KEE00E00CH T6H116Q2 I didn't google for the devices yet - let me know if you have some news.