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Zune HD tear down--photos

Take a look inside the Zune HD hardware.

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The back of the Zune HD is held in place with four tri-wing screws.

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Inside the back cover you'll find a few strips of foam padding and a hidden message that reads "For our Princess" placed there to memorialize a Zune team member who passed away.

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This view shows the Zune HD's main board and some additional screws.

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Here we see three ribbon cables that route to various functions, including the digitizer, OLED screen, and home button.

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The Zune HD's internal battery. Like any rechargeable battery, it should be properly recycled instead of thrown away.

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Here's the Zune HD's frame being removed from the OLED screen beneath it.

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Finally, here are all the separate components that go into the Zune HD, neatly arranged.

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For all you chip nerds out there, the large chips on the top left and right are the Zune HD's NAND Flash memory, manufactured by Toshiba. The smaller chip below the memory handles the Zune HD's Wi-Fi.

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The chip in the center is the heart of the Zune HD, a Nvidia Tegra APX2600-HM-A3 processor with a 600MHz core.

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