What to do with a Broken Cell Phone

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ToothyMang
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What to do with a Broken Cell Phone

Post by ToothyMang » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:37 am

Today I dropped my flip phone (a cingular CU515 flip phone), and it broke at the hinge and the ribbon wire connecting the screen and the key pad was cut. There is really no way that I know to reconnect the ribbon wire since there are so many separate wires inside. The phone is in complete working order, and I can still make calls and talk when I put it on speaker phone. There are no problems with it, and I was wondering if you guys have any ideas what I should do with it, being an amateur hacker and modder.

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Post by TAFKA_Cennar » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:38 am

DO this, a nes contorller

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Post by ToothyMang » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:41 am

what? if you tried to link me to something, it didn't show up

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Post by kasar » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:13 am

he didnt link anything, he just gave you the idea of use the phone controls to make a custom nintendo (nes) controller, there is also another ideas, like use the phone controls to some other kind of controller or circuit wich can use some buttoms, just use imagination, you also can use the phone rumble motor , to add rumble feature to a portable or just make smaller a cuarent controller

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Post by WhatULive4 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:08 pm

How about a NES cellphone?

http://www.instructables.com/id/NES-Con ... Cellphone/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Nes_controller_phone/

That is if you still want to use it as a phone.

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Post by schmellyfart » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:00 pm

Take the SMD leds out and use them for something else

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Post by Kurt_ » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:07 pm

At the very least, harvest the motor and battery. They're fun/useful for random projects.

I say if you really want some practice, go out and buy some 32 or so gauge wire, a really fine tip for a soldering iron, and try to reconnect the contacts from the ribbon cable first. It's good precision soldering practice.
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