10/15/2012, 12:52 PM
Ok, so the project finally required me to strip the Touchstone down to it's components, now I can finish off the teardown. No steps on this because this is where things are either irreversible or not, strictly speaking, a good idea.
First I cut the top wire going to the copper sheet which meant I could lift up the circuit board.
Then I cut the four wires which go to the coil, freeing the circuit board. As you can see, the the wires are cut down into two thick bundled copper, and two thin single strand copper.
PCB out the way, this is what's left.
You can peel off the copper sheet as it's only stuck down and not connected to anything else.
That leaves the coil, glued into place
Looking at it, not sure what the grey stuff is, possibly insulation, it cracked as I was taking it out but it's all held together with plastic sheets glued on the back. On the front, the outer portion of the coil is made up of the single strand copper wire, the rest of it is made up of the bundled wire.
And that's what goes into a Touchstone.