android
  #1  
Old 09-03-2009, 06:38 PM
trikon000 trikon000 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Disassembly LABS
Posts: 259
Default Anyone try to take the P3 apart?

I have about another day before I get my P3. I have looked at the P3 and have found no screws and can only assume that many seperating material is either snapped on or glued together. Has anyone with insight through mishap or other know what holds the different materials together?


I will see what possibilities are to take it apart once I can get it in hand. If I do not find any easy access points in the device, I will probably skip the disassembly guide on the P3.
Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]

  #2  
Old 09-04-2009, 05:12 AM
Mr C Mr C is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 26
Default

Dont hurt your P3 its not responsible for samsung's behaviour towards its consumers.
I think the P3 should open if you use a minuscule screw driver and pop open the back panel.
But I love it to much to get any metallic object near it.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 09-04-2009, 07:09 AM
steffman steffman is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 47
Default

no screws at all. seems pretty watertight as well. only wiggle room i can find is at the top by the buttons
__________________
samsung P3 16GB (black) - marshmallows.
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 09-04-2009, 07:40 AM
Dreamnine Dreamnine is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Scotland, EU
Posts: 3,225
Default

The P3 is the most solid mp3 player I've owned.
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 09-04-2009, 09:34 AM
triarii117's Avatar
triarii117 triarii117 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 554
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr C View Post
Dont hurt your P3 its not responsible for samsung's behaviour towards its consumers.
I lol'd
__________________
PMPs: Cowon J3, Samsung P3(touchscreen problems), Creative Zen (4GB, black)
Headphones: Panasonic RP-HTX7, Philips, JVC Marshmallow IEMS (why not)
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old 09-04-2009, 08:10 PM
trikon000 trikon000 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Disassembly LABS
Posts: 259
Default

After trying to seperate the top plastic layer from the chome skeleton with a knife blade. I can only come to the conclusion it is held down by screws as putting 2mm of space between the plastic and metal did not get it to pop open. The only possible place the screws would be are under the glass screen and hidden by the black border. So no disassembly guide for now.

With that said, if your accident prone, let me know when you break yours. I would like any insight into taking it apart without destroying one.
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old 09-05-2009, 03:31 AM
robjrock's Avatar
robjrock robjrock is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 272
Default

i would be interested to see its insides, try to work out the audio signal path (a straight audio path from the DAC to the docking connector would be sweet) - but it looks mighty hard to take apart!
__________________
Samsung YP-P3 > LOD > Cmoy > Phonak Audeo PFE / Grado SR60i / ATH-AD900
Broke, Sold or Given Away - A couple of iPods, Gigabeat S30, Cowon D2, Creative ZWM, Clip, KSC75, Super.Fi 3
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old 09-05-2009, 07:50 AM
Mr C Mr C is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 26
Default

The person that posts a guide for this will be a hero.
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old 09-05-2009, 10:22 AM
WalkGood's Avatar
WalkGood WalkGood is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: FL
Posts: 12,579
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr C View Post
The person that posts a guide for this will be a hero.
And possibly without a working p3
__________________
WalkGood,
Ramón

abi >> | Forum Rules | Glossary | Why Rockbox | FLAC or MP3? | irc
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old 09-05-2009, 10:45 AM
trikon000 trikon000 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Disassembly LABS
Posts: 259
Default

There are no visible signs of inserting a seperator of any kind. It is very much like the first ipod touch. Considering that samsung has like several dozen players available and a handful of players in the pipeline, samsung probably does not consider servicing a cost effective method. They probably would just give you a new one instead.

@WalkGood
With a non-working P3, we can destroy most of the plastic and seperate the backing by force to get a peek on the insides. It is not a desirable method, it is more of a last resort method.
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old 09-05-2009, 01:34 PM
iOsasu's Avatar
iOsasu iOsasu is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 109
Default

No I have seen the inside of my P3 before. I dropped it and the back came off (I put it back on). To take the back off all you have to do is put your entire palm on the back and slide upwards.
__________________
Player: Silver 16GB Samsung P3
Firmware: US 2.18
Earphones: Coby CV-E31 (thinking about upgrade)
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old 09-05-2009, 01:51 PM
logik logik is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 30
Talking

i have accidentally stumbled on the screw by mistake whilst cleaning around the buttons,
picture describes all:



then you have to slide the cover off to see contents, battery is a lot smaller but fatter than the p2,
the mobo is raised towards main cover, i got that far then wossed out (especially since it's new)

do you want me to make and post some pictures of inside the P3?

off topic:
how many peoples P2's headphone jacks crumbled out of the socket? that's one of the main reasons i got a p3
Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old 09-05-2009, 02:33 PM
trikon000 trikon000 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Disassembly LABS
Posts: 259
Default

pictures will be good if you can supply them, I am not at my workbench to take it apart just yet.

Does the screw hold the back or the font down?

The P3 earphone jack is kinda shorter than a normal one. A whole 1mm of the metal base is visible to one side. Meaning that it uses a custom jack assembly that is about 2mm to 3mm shorter without the metal center frame. I noticed that the cable connector uses a spring loaded inner cover.

I thought that a screw was there previously byt the plastic didn't move where I wanted. oh well.

take good pictures if you can.
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old 09-05-2009, 04:55 PM
WalkGood's Avatar
WalkGood WalkGood is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: FL
Posts: 12,579
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trikon000 View Post
... ...

@WalkGood
With a non-working P3, we can destroy most of the plastic and seperate the backing by force to get a peek on the insides. It is not a desirable method, it is more of a last resort method.
I fully understand why you want to see the insides, you may have missed the "" as I was only poking some fun.
__________________
WalkGood,
Ramón

abi >> | Forum Rules | Glossary | Why Rockbox | FLAC or MP3? | irc
Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old 09-05-2009, 06:22 PM
trikon000 trikon000 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Disassembly LABS
Posts: 259
Default

I checked it out when I got to the workshop and picked up the P3. At least it is of better construction than the sansa view, the plastic is much stronger in the P3 than the sansa view.

I'll see where I get to before I decide to stop. Unfortunately photobucket cut the bandwidth down to 10GB, making most of the teardowns to pass that limit in under 2 weeks.
Reply With Quote

  #16  
Old 09-06-2009, 01:59 AM
logik logik is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 30
Default

off topic:
just to let you know, last night i just discovered i maybe borderlining schitzophrenia, as i went a bit nuts last night when i got quite tired, so appologies about anything you don't like in the pictures...

on topic:
uploading just after this post (pictures a bit large but descriptive)
Reply With Quote

  #17  
Old 09-06-2009, 03:47 AM
logik logik is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 30
Default

i sensored parts of the picture out, and here's the picture's links(a bit large though):

http://a59ria.bay.livefilestore.com/...A-tzvzVa/1.bmp

http://a59ria.bay.livefilestore.com/...4FFaZjla/2.bmp

http://a59ria.bay.livefilestore.com/...Z1Lo3ijJ/3.bmp

http://a59ria.bay.livefilestore.com/...bns_in4J/4.bmp

http://a59ria.bay.livefilestore.com/...NRwLPCp3/5.bmp

http://a59ria.bay.livefilestore.com/...flsu-trT/6.bmp


also appoligies about long links, could a moderator/admin e-mail me a howto or a tip to make shorter links (not the url as tiny-pic is blocked for some reason on my broardband account, just the link name).
Reply With Quote

  #18  
Old 09-06-2009, 07:05 AM
steffman steffman is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 47
Default

you can use
[url=www.yoururl.com] Link 1 [url (and then another square bracket ] on the end of the second url)


to produce Link 1
__________________
samsung P3 16GB (black) - marshmallows.
Reply With Quote

  #19  
Old 09-06-2009, 08:45 AM
groovyblues's Avatar
groovyblues groovyblues is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kolkata, India
Posts: 31
Default

Can u give a top view...the buttons and usb port...a zoom wud be appreciated.
Reply With Quote

  #20  
Old 09-06-2009, 10:30 AM
trikon000 trikon000 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Disassembly LABS
Posts: 259
Default



This is the top view. I noticed that after you take the screw cover off 2 or 3 times it will fall off with a fingernail. You can pick at it from the screen side and it will come out.


Because the screw is short, you will want to use a magnitized tip to hold it in place when putting it back in.

When I open mine, the battery capacity is also 3.2V for mine and not 3.7 like logik. Strange.

What is your P3 capacity logik?

Last edited by trikon000; 09-06-2009 at 11:02 AM.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 AM.