X

Zune HD FCC tear-down

Photos from the Federal Communications Commission show the internal components of the Microsoft Zune HD MP3 player.

Donald Bell
Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.
Donald Bell
4.PNG
1 of 5 Federal Communications Commission
The Microsoft Zune HD, as shot by the FCC during product approval.

Here we can see the lower back of the Zune HD with its back cover removed. At the center you can see an Nvidia-branded chip, which is likely the Tegra processor the Zune HD uses to achieve new features such as HD video playback and improved battery life.
2.PNG
2 of 5 Federal Communications Commission
The Microsoft Zune HD, as shot by the FCC during product approval.

Here's a wider shot with the rechargeable battery pack pulled away.
1.PNG
3 of 5 Federal Communications Commission
The Microsoft Zune HD, as shot by the FCC during product approval.

In this shot we see the back of the Zune HD with the back cover removed (shown at right) and the rechargeable battery pack in place. It's interesting to see that the back cover uses a two-piece design (a smaller plate--possibly made from plastic for improved Wi-Fi reception--is found on the bottom).

Also interesting is the inscription on the inside of the back cover "For our Princess." Is Microsoft writing love notes to the FCC?
3.PNG
4 of 5 Federal Communications Commission
The Microsoft Zune HD, as shot by the FCC during product approval.

Here we see the flip side of the smaller board connected to the Zune HD's dock and headphone output. Two chips from RAM manfacturer Hynix can be seen here, as well as a chip bearing the Wolfson logo, a manufacturer that specializes in audio chips.
5.PNG
5 of 5 Federal Communications Commission
The Microsoft Zune HD, as shot by the FCC during product approval.

More Galleries

My Favorite Shots From the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera
A houseplant

My Favorite Shots From the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera

20 Photos
Honor's Magic V2 Foldable Is Lighter Than Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra
magic-v2-2024-foldable-1383

Honor's Magic V2 Foldable Is Lighter Than Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra

10 Photos
The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus Looks Sweet in Aluminum
Samsung Galaxy S24

The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus Looks Sweet in Aluminum

23 Photos
Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra Now Has a Titanium Design
The Galaxy S24 Ultra in multiple colors

Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra Now Has a Titanium Design

23 Photos
I Took 600+ Photos With the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Look at My Favorites
img-0368.jpg

I Took 600+ Photos With the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Look at My Favorites

34 Photos
Do You Know About These 17 Hidden iOS 17 Features?
Invitation for the Apple September iPhone 15 event

Do You Know About These 17 Hidden iOS 17 Features?

18 Photos
AI or Not AI: Can You Spot the Real Photos?
img-1599-2.jpg

AI or Not AI: Can You Spot the Real Photos?

17 Photos