In which we meet Mr Dremel
The pressed-steel casing round the screen will
mess up the magneticalism of the tablet, so it's got to go. Unfortunately
the second screw is apparently welded to the chassis and made of cheese, even using
the correct driver the head strips out. DOH!
Looks like it's a good time to test
out the slot cutter I bought when I got my Dremel. Five seconds of tooth-rattling
screeching and I have enough of a slot to undo it with a flat driver. Hooray for
Undo a bunch of -very- small screws, carefully bend some
tabs back, (easy to bend but close to the screen connections so carefully does it),
a little more scalpel work with some edge clips, (damn that thing is useful), and the
screen/backlight assembly eases out of it's steely confinement.
all the cables for a test, I happen to have an inverter and the light tubes from a
larger Dell screen lying around, so I'll use those for now rather than the duff one.
This will allow me to experiment to see if I can use the existing backlight rather
than EL film. EL would be thinner, but it's not cheap, plus it's extra faffing with
Plug in, hold breath, turn on, phew, it all still works.