[WikiReader] Do no take it apart...
thomas.hocedez at free.fr
Mon Dec 7 10:07:04 CET 2009
As you know (or will know) I took apart my Wikireader to view what lives
inside, and try to add some backlight.
This idea, as great as it can be, revealed to be a REALLY bad idea. The
WR's motherboard is link to the screen by two 'ribbons' conenctors (I
don't know the english name) which are REALLY thin and FRAGILE. I
removed them really carefully, though, the touch screen don't respond
I tried to resolder point by point this -really- thin ribbon, but
nothing did the trick....
I'm in relation with the support team at Openmoko, who told me this
device is not designed to be hard-tweaked as the freerunner is. So this
kind of mistake is not covered by the warranty !
So, I just can ask you to avoid opening your WR. (the soft tweak is not
dangerous for the device, as all the system remains on the SD card)
For those who wants, I took some pictures, so if you want to see take a
look at http://freerunner.daily.free.fr
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