Disassembling Neo 1973

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Disassembling the Neo1973

NOTE: This page was written as of GTA01Bv3 hardware revision and might need updating soon


Contents

Back side of Neo1973

Gta01b v3 case back white.jpg

Opening back cover

Gta01b v3 case back open white.jpg

NOTE: You now need to remove the two Torx screws (T6x40)


Carefully remove top cover

Gta01b v3 case side opening white.jpg

Top case lid removed

Gta01b v3 case top open white.jpg

Visible in this image, from the right, going clockwise.

  • The blocky device at the edge of the case is the GPS antenna.
    • To the left of this, there are two gold pads, which are where the earpiece speaker connects.
  • The debug board connector.
  • At the left, the black semicircular device is the GSM antenna.
    • Immediately to its right, the small circular black/gold object is the microphone
  • At the top right, the 911 button'

In the middle is the touchscreen LCD, the touchscreen printed wire can be seen beginning at the bottom left of this, through the glass.

Lifting the PCB on the left side

NOTE: You have to bend the plastic case a bit outwards until the headphone jack on the left side of the device becomes loose


Gta01b v3 case top open pcb lift white.jpg

Removing PCB from case frame

NOTE: Since the PCB now is loose on one side, you can carefully pull the USB socket and GPS antenna connector out of the right side of the case, and then flip the PCB upwards


Gta01b v3 case top open pcb lifted.jpg

This shows:

  • At the top on a green board, the bluetooth module, and the square bluetooth antenna.
  • The headset jack is to the right of this.
    • Immediately below the headset jack is the battery connector.
    • Below the battery connector, the two gold pads feed the vibrator motor.
  • To the right of the headset jack is the left speaker connector.

Invisible On the other side of the PCB, going from bottom-right corner down-left.

  • The small circular connector is the GSM connector to which an external ariel can be connected with the back removed, or with an alternative back.
  • To the left of this is the right speaker connector.
  • One of the button switches.
  • USB port.
  • Micro-SD slot
  • SIM slot - overlaying the Micro-SD slot when present.
  • Gold GPS antenna connector.
    • Immediately above this with the grey wire connection is the connection to the built in GPS antenna.

On the case picture below, you can see the left and right speakers under the translucent plastic, and the vibrator motor in the middle.

Empty case frame

Gta01b v3 case empty white.jpg

You can actually see the two stereo speakers beneath the translucent cover, and next to it the small vibrator motor.

Next to the top of the picture is a hole near the speaker. The external GSM antenna connector is accessed through this hole.

GSM Antenna

Gta01b v3 gsm antenna.jpg

Personal tools

Disassembling the Neo1973

NOTE: This page was written as of GTA01Bv3 hardware revision and might need updating soon


Back side of Neo1973

Gta01b v3 case back white.jpg

Opening back cover

Gta01b v3 case back open white.jpg

NOTE: You now need to remove the two Torx screws (T6x40)


Carefully remove top cover

Gta01b v3 case side opening white.jpg

Top case lid removed

Gta01b v3 case top open white.jpg

Visible in this image, from the right, going clockwise.

  • The blocky device at the edge of the case is the GPS antenna.
    • To the left of this, there are two gold pads, which are where the earpiece speaker connects.
  • The debug board connector.
  • At the left, the black semicircular device is the GSM antenna.
    • Immediately to its right, the small circular black/gold object is the microphone
  • At the top right, the 911 button'

In the middle is the touchscreen LCD, the touchscreen printed wire can be seen beginning at the bottom left of this, through the glass.

Lifting the PCB on the left side

NOTE: You have to bend the plastic case a bit outwards until the headphone jack on the left side of the device becomes loose


Gta01b v3 case top open pcb lift white.jpg

Removing PCB from case frame

NOTE: Since the PCB now is loose on one side, you can carefully pull the USB socket and GPS antenna connector out of the right side of the case, and then flip the PCB upwards


Gta01b v3 case top open pcb lifted.jpg

This shows:

  • At the top on a green board, the bluetooth module, and the square bluetooth antenna.
  • The headset jack is to the right of this.
    • Immediately below the headset jack is the battery connector.
    • Below the battery connector, the two gold pads feed the vibrator motor.
  • To the right of the headset jack is the left speaker connector.

Invisible On the other side of the PCB, going from bottom-right corner down-left.

  • The small circular connector is the GSM connector to which an external ariel can be connected with the back removed, or with an alternative back.
  • To the left of this is the right speaker connector.
  • One of the button switches.
  • USB port.
  • Micro-SD slot
  • SIM slot - overlaying the Micro-SD slot when present.
  • Gold GPS antenna connector.
    • Immediately above this with the grey wire connection is the connection to the built in GPS antenna.

On the case picture below, you can see the left and right speakers under the translucent plastic, and the vibrator motor in the middle.

Empty case frame

Gta01b v3 case empty white.jpg

You can actually see the two stereo speakers beneath the translucent cover, and next to it the small vibrator motor.

Next to the top of the picture is a hole near the speaker. The external GSM antenna connector is accessed through this hole.

GSM Antenna

Gta01b v3 gsm antenna.jpg