MEMs oscillator sensitivity to helium (helium kills iPhones)
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 Published On Nov 18, 2018

I tested the 32KHz MEMs oscillator used in some phones, and discovered that just a 2% helium environment will cause the oscillator to fail. I also do a teardown of the MEMs device, and inspect it under the electron microscope.

iFixit blog post: and vid:

Original thread about MRI facility and iPhone failure on Reddit:

MEMs silicon encapsulation:

I added images and raw data here:

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