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With the screws removed, only a thin ribbon cable ties all these layers together. Introducing Amazon Echo Dot: Accordion Edition.

At one end lies the motherboard and ports, while a separate board at the other end hosts the volume controls and microphone array. A single cable threads its way through the intervening layers to connect the two boards.

We shuffle the layers of plastic and silicon back together temporarily; it's all coming apart soon enough.

After tweezing away the ribbon cable, we're ready to inspect the motherboard.

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