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DISASSEMBLED: The Zune HD

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 30 comments

Who doesn't love tearing apart new gadgets?

On this, the day of the Zune HD launch, you are probably either fast asleep or just starting your morning's work. However, feedback over the last few weeks leads us to believe that once you do wake up/finish work, plenty of you are planning on picking up the just-launched Zune HD.

So before you purchase, perhaps you'd like to see what it looks like inside?

That's right, despite the fact that the Zune HD just launched a few hours ago, someone has already torn the device asunder. Laid its insides out on the operating table and shamelessly photographed them from every angle. Yay!

In case anyone is wondering, the "For Our Princess" you see on the inside cover of is in memory of a Zune team member who passed away while the device was in development. The rest of her teammates have dedicated the Zune HD to her.

For the full gallery of images, check out anythingbutipod.

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    trkorecky , September 15, 2009 7:42 PM
    I love the dedication to a member of the team, whether most will see it or not.
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    blackened144 , September 15, 2009 7:18 PM
    Am I supposed to hear Johhny5 in my head when I read DISASSEMBLED?
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    koss64 , September 15, 2009 7:49 PM
    Does anyone notice in the last shot that empty space that looks like it could physically hold a SIM card?
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  • 8 Hide
    burnley14 , September 15, 2009 7:04 PM
    Want!
  • 15 Hide
    blackened144 , September 15, 2009 7:18 PM
    Am I supposed to hear Johhny5 in my head when I read DISASSEMBLED?
  • 18 Hide
    trkorecky , September 15, 2009 7:42 PM
    I love the dedication to a member of the team, whether most will see it or not.
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    Ramar , September 15, 2009 7:45 PM
    That's pretty awesome. =]

    Does it still say "Hello from Seattle" on the back? =O
  • 10 Hide
    koss64 , September 15, 2009 7:49 PM
    Does anyone notice in the last shot that empty space that looks like it could physically hold a SIM card?
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    UmeNNis , September 15, 2009 7:57 PM
    Interesting Koss I see it too
  • 5 Hide
    Andraxxus , September 15, 2009 7:58 PM
    I want it.
  • 0 Hide
    Major7up , September 15, 2009 8:00 PM
    anythingbutipod rocks! But I still prefer my old Sansa e280r with rockbox
  • 3 Hide
    Camikazi , September 15, 2009 8:35 PM
    blackened144Am I supposed to hear Johhny5 in my head when I read DISASSEMBLED?

    No disassemble!!! Number 5 is alive!!!
  • 6 Hide
    jellico , September 15, 2009 8:47 PM
    burnley14Want!

    Most definitely!

    That looks like a sa-weet player! Gotta love that website name: anythingbutipod.com!
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    bigalfantasy2004 , September 15, 2009 8:52 PM
    koss64Does anyone notice in the last shot that empty space that looks like it could physically hold a SIM card?


    Good catch.
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    Hanin33 , September 15, 2009 9:23 PM
    koss64Does anyone notice in the last shot that empty space that looks like it could physically hold a SIM card?


    yeah, except there's no room for the phone transceivers...
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    rcmaniac25 , September 15, 2009 9:24 PM
    Apple are you getting a look at this? A removable battery. :) 
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    shiftstealth , September 15, 2009 9:31 PM
    lol @ the toshiba and foxconn parts
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    Anonymous , September 15, 2009 9:37 PM
    koss64 :
    "Does anyone notice in the last shot that empty space that looks like it could physically hold a SIM card?"

    Sorry to dissapoint you guys but where do you think this chip on the ribbon connector sticking up in the center goes when folded down ?!?

    The chip goes right into the hole and then the main board on top and the three conectors then snap on the top of the main board.
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    tacoslave , September 15, 2009 11:49 PM
    when i read the for our princess part i thought someone from toms dedicated to jane (because she cant get one yet...)because shes always drooling/talking about it.
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    maigo , September 16, 2009 12:01 AM
    shiftstealthlol @ the toshiba and foxconn parts

    Better them then ECS

    what a nice clean build
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    Hupiscratch , September 16, 2009 12:42 AM
    Waiting for Zune FullHD. LOL
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    cruiseoveride , September 16, 2009 12:42 AM
    Lets see Linux on it already
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