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Mystery Cell Phone Display Question

I was with a person that had an older style cell phone, I think it was an LG, but not sure. He was showing me pictures, but I was distracted with a series of around 10-12 numbers that were displayed on the screen, to the left and top of the picture area (not inside). They kept changing about once a second, each digit with no regularity. One would think that it may have been GPS coordinates but the numbers were too random and not changing in any particular sequence. What the heck was that? A tracking device? When I asked him what it was he very quickly deflected the question.
posted by ~Sushma~ on Jun 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Remixed electronics: can I make a working frankenphone out of these two broken 6820 phones?

Help me identify a mystery component from the board of one of two damaged/crippled Nokia 6820 phones and determine if it's possible for me to get one working Frankenphone out of the two. [more inside]
posted by weston on Apr 3, 2011 - 6 answers

A few volts here, a few amps there, and before you know it there might be nothing left!

Does leaving my phone's car charger plugged in to the car at all times significantly drain my car's battery? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on May 20, 2010 - 22 answers

So many USB chargers, so little space.

I have a USB charger for my phone and another for my MP3 player. Can I use one for both without fear of damaging my two most favoritest electronic devices? [more inside]
posted by Work to Live on Feb 18, 2010 - 6 answers

How to repurpose a dead cell phone's electronics

Know of any good resources "out there" specific to information covering the salvaging, repurposing, and/or cannibalizing of cell phone electronics? [more inside]
posted by monkishies on Jun 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Attention Tivo customers: Mars Needs Women

What is the purpose of this random noise my electronics are making? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jun 4, 2008 - 11 answers

How to bypass the power button when turning on a phone

My phone's power button has shifted internally. Help me figure out how to turn on the phone one last time. I need someone with knowledge of circuit boards and the inner workings of electronics or someone who knows about sidekicks. [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Feb 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Headphones and Microphone into Cell Phone?

I want to make a box with parts from RadioShack that will allow me to plug a microphone and headphones into my cellphone handsfree jack. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Aug 28, 2005 - 9 answers

Can I revive my cell phone after washing it by mistake?

We just ran my cell phone through the washing machine, accidentally, of course. Is there any hope of reviving it? How?
posted by pjhagop on Oct 24, 2004 - 11 answers

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