Care to guess what this is from only a photo?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by DWM, May 26, 2015.

  1. DWM

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    It's a shot of a costume from the movie Mad Max Fury Road. There's a lot of discussion about how the movie features only older technology, but this one item seems to be the standout and I'd love to hear some expert opinion.

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    Here is a wider shot, nothing else electronics related but anyway:
    http://cdn.hitfix.com/photos/6031236/MAX_gallery_22_gallery_primary.jpg
    There's a board there and also a number pad above it. Shape of the board and the number pad have me thinking cordless phone from 2000s earliest. But then there's that large "port" at the one end that doesn't look like a charging point, but rather a cellphone type port. Also there's no place for the numpad membrane or whatever it's called but maybe that's on the backside? Or maybe I'm way off and it's not a phone at all, really don't know and hoping someone here does :).

    I signed up just for this, searched and found some circuit ID request threads here and figured I'd try. Being a total outsider I hope it's OK to post this. Apologies if this is somehow not appropriate or considered a waste of people's time since it's certainly nothing important :).
     
  2. DickCappels

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    Almost certainly a cellphone. It looks like most of the ones from the 2000's that I have opened.
     
  3. wayneh

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    I agree - the form factor appears like a handheld phone. But I also think it was crafted to look a little like that, but isn't really a phone. The way those pieces are pulled apart to expose wood (or that yellowish stuff) underneath - I think that's done for visual effect.
     
  4. DWM

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    Thanks. So the board and components, what time period would you say? Can we safely say it's 2000s earliest?
     
  5. wayneh

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    The actual parts, or the way they are arranged? The parts, those larger square ICs can probably be identified and placed to a certain window of time when they were in vogue. But the overall visual impression is of something hacked to resemble an older phone.
     
  6. DWM

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    I meant just the actual components on the board, like the ICs you specified, I actually figured someone would be able to tell the most from them. The other components, they are what you call surface mount correct?

    Maybe the number pad doesn't even match the board at all. The keys on it are so large, "chunky", I can't imagine a cellphone with keys like that post 2000.

    That thing on the right side where the board comes to a point, would that be the speaker you'd put to your ear?
     
  7. LDC3

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  8. KJ6EAD

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    It looks more cordless handset than cellular but could even contain parts of a point of sale terminal.
     
  9. DWM

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    I really don't think it's "faked". It's just a tiny bit of a costume you barely see, if not for an article on the film's costumes on display at an event with closeups I'd never have noticed it. It also has no significance in the film, only obsessive fans like me would bother looking into it :). I really think they just busted something open and used slapped it on there as-is, no modifications.

    Ah, yeah maybe that's what it is, then the keypad being so big makes more sense.

    Anyway what it is doesn't matter as much as dating the board to a general period.
     
  10. wayneh

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    It's hard to tell from the photo, but I don't see any connections between the modules and no reason for them to be separated by empty space. I don't think it's even close to functional.
     
  11. kubeek

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    Obviously a cell phone, and some modificatinos were done, for example the sim slot is missing. My guess it is a nokia, and form a bit of searching on the nokia musem and googling board pictures I gues it is some very close relative to 6100. See http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2046/61003100netwslodrdg1.jpg

    The keypad could very well come from some aftermarket front cover.
     
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  12. DWM

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    Nice, that's gotta be it or at least something from that family. Someone elsewhere suggested a Nokia phone, guess he was right.

    About the modifications I get what you were all saying now, like bits removed or tacked on but the board mostly intact. I thought people were trying to say it was like an entirely made for the movie fake thing that wasn't ripped out of any device that ever actually existed.

    Thank you all.
     
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