I have to carry a cell phone at work and I use mind for home as well. They were buy one get one LG Env3 camera phones and they had a 3 megapixel camera on them. My phone fell off of my belt and I didn't hear it because it was in a case and it was also raining. Someone turned my phone into security but it had been run over by something so I took it to my cell phone provider to see if they could repair it and they weren't eager since the screen was cracked. I looked online at fixing my phone but I decided it wasn't worth it. Since my phone is on its way to a recycler, I decided to get one more use out of it and photograph it for sharing. My wife thinks I'm funny for doing this. After taking it apart, I realized I'm better off not fixing it because I wouldn't know how to get the screen off and back on.
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The keyboard is a membrane that goes over some contact switches.
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As you can see, the contacts are really tiny. The phone had a metal shield over this section of the board and it is really difficult to get off without damaging it because I didn't know what I was doing.
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Both of these are sockets. The circle is where the 3 Megapixel camera was. I pulled it out and the rectangle was where the ribbon cable went and it looks like a surface mount socket adapter.
I can't understand how phones can cost $300 or $400 without a plan. Some say they cost $800 or something. I think their cost is just the cost in doing business as I'm not sure the parts alone would cost that much but someone can tell me.