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Subject: RE: button?

RE: button?

From: Touillaud Nicolas <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 09:44:18 +0100

I tried to see with my brocken models (an old ericson and a very very old
siemens) but the design of the circuit puzzle me for the moment, I have
imagined the keypad was easier to isolate...
Well, not anybody have broken cell phones anyway, maybe cheap calculators
with less complicated design ? I fear the problem is the same, but I'll
check when I have the time.

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Minuk Choi []
Envoyé : mardi 13 janvier 2004 05:05
À :
Objet : Re: button?

... you know, that's not a bad idea!
I took apart a cell phone once... but the keypad was connected to the board
via this massive set of pins... it would be... somewhat difficult, I'd
say... unless you know of a model with a "simple" keypad implementation...

----- Original Message -----
From: Touillaud Nicolas <>
To: '' <mailto:''>
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 8:44 AM
Subject: RE: button?

Such "standardization" (not sure of the spelling..) should be a way to use
simple, home-made, remote controls !
I know there is an hardware hack to enable the use of the remote control
with the fmr, but the idea could be be recyling broken (ie. inexpensive)
cell-phone keyboards...
Of course, this is just an idea, not a project...
 -----Message d'origine-----
De : Minuk Choi []
Envoyé : lundi 12 janvier 2004 11:06
À :
Objet : Re: button?

I don't think much skill(I have none myself) is needed for an immediate
"remedy", but I figure, since the only feasible option seems to be, to
solder wires and relocate the buttons, might as well see if an interface of
some sort can be standardized... for future expansion.
The layout of the buttons... is similar, but not exactly beneath each button
of the layout. The F1, F2, and F3 keys, for example, are not on the same
line(F1 is a little higher, I believe). There is always the solution of
just cutting out the layout part of the top lid... and then you can directly
press the buttons themselves... although that leaves the Archos vulnerable.
Received on 2004-01-13

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