took a while but I eventually figured out that the keyboard has to come before you could
get inside, nothing much to see so far. White pad on the left is on the cpu heatsink
assembly, and conducts heat into the keybnoard baseplate. On the right you can see that
the 2.5" IBM hard disk takes up most of the space inside the unit.
This is the Bourns
mouse 'stick' controller, mounted on the underside of the keyboard.
'motion-eye' camera. CCD/lens assembly is mounted on flex-rigid PCB assembly.
Underside - on the
right is the switch that detects which way up the camera is positioned.
PCB in top of display lid, showing CCD controller chips and image SRAM.
Hitachi H8/3334 processor.
Main PCB. PCMCIA slot top-left, CPU cooling assembly at the bottom, consisting
of aluminium heatsink with 'heat-pipe', and tiny internal fan. Power supply is top-right,
including 2 large inductors using flexi-print tape windings. Interestingly there are a
couple of unused connectors, one between the CPU heatsink and PCMCIA frame, and CN1000
below the PSU inductors. I'd guess CN1000 may be for an internal modem - there is also a
blank area on the right-hand side of the case which could accommodate a phone jack.
centre-right is a Hitachi processor, presumably for keyboard and power management
functions. Several BGA (ball-grid array) packages are used to minimise size. The 'silver'
chip on the left is not actually silver but the highly reflective surface of the rear of
the silicon die - this type of chip is not so much packaged as 'painted'!
Underside of main PCB. CPU fan at bottom, graphics controller centre-right,
memory chips bottom-left, with expansion connector above.
Battery, with charge
control & pack protection circuitry.
Bottom one is original Sony. top is third-party replacement.