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[* black] Up next, things get messy. Real messy. Surrounding the copper coils is a very brittle ring of magnets. Underneath the coils: more brittle magnetsmagnet! Everything here is permanently glued down. Heat helps, but doesn’t prevent lots of shattering.
[* black] Up next, things get messy. Real messy. Surrounding the copper coils is a very brittle ring of magnets. Underneath the coils: more brittle magnetsmagnet! Everything here is permanently glued down. Heat helps, but doesn’t prevent lots of shattering.
[* icon_note] To be clear, we weren't exactly ''expecting'' anything higher than [guide|127551|AirPods-level repairability] in this MagSafe puck. We're mostly here to see the sights. But we're always ''hoping'' to be surprised. Wink wink, Apple. Maybe next year.
[* black] But lo! Prying up the coils reveals a circuit board! Alas, It's covered by a metal shield.
[* black] With new iPhones on the horizon, there's no time for microsoldering today. We skip straight to the flush cutters to get through. The result isn't beautiful, but we get what we came for!
[* black] The little circuit board is home to a family of capacitors, and just one chip named STWPSPA1. This is likely a close cousin to STMicroelectronics' [https://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/products/power-management/wireless-charger-ics/stwbc-ep.html|STWBC-EP|new_window=true], their 15 W wireless charger IC.