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Introduction

This month, we're cracking the case of the Withings Body Cardio, one of the most advanced consumer body composition weighing scales on the market today.

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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Withings Body Cardio, use our service manual.

  1. Opening up the scale was not an easy task – there was a lot of double-sided tape involved.
    • Opening up the scale was not an easy task – there was a lot of double-sided tape involved.

    • The back of the scale is fastened with four Torx screws – easy enough. The entire backplate, however, is glued to the front with double-sided adhesive cushions. Removing it simply involved pulling it firmly enough to break the adhesive, but not so hard as to break the connectors.

    • With the backplate removed, you can immediately spot 4 loads cells, one in each corner.

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  3. ARM MCU - MK22FN1M0VLL12 (NXP)
    • ARM MCU - MK22FN1M0VLL12 (NXP)

    • weighing scale and body composition front-end IC - AFE4300 (Texas Instruments)

    • battery charging IC (including battery protection) - BQ24095 (Texas Instruments)

    • WiFi and Bluetooth radio - BCM43438 (Broadcom)

    • flash memory - MX25L3233F (Macronix)

    • op-amp - AD8544

    • connector to the USB port PCB

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    • I’ve made an attempt to design a block diagram for the whole setup. This won’t be 100% accurate as I don’t know all the details but it will give you an idea on how the components are interlinked and work together.

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Thanks for sharing your experience, wouldn’t guess the double sided tape trick without your help.

Soon my scale will be deactivated by Nokia and was wondering what I can do with it.

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