So I have a rather short question: what would happen if all the gold disappeared from my phone?
Now, I know, most likely it would just stop working. But precisely, what would we see first? Would there be any way to tell apart from just not turning on anymore?
I’m talking about a hand-wavy trickster magic of “poof, I’ve stolen all the gold from your phone, goodbye!”
I know that not all phone parts are pure gold, some are only gold-plated. Maybe they would still function, if very badly?
For the type of phone we can take any modern smartphone, but if you choose to refer to a specific model for the specifics of gold placement, I’m open to suggestion. Preferably one that doesn’t just “not turn on” is better.
Side question: how easy would it be to tell for a repair guy? Let’s assume an iPhone and I bring it in to my local Apple store, now they don’t really break iPhones open but could they quickly tell there’s gold missing? How deep would they have to dig to notice any big chunk missing?