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    CNET posts pics of the TouchPad disassembled revealing it is built more like a PC than a Tablet.

    HP TouchPad image - Tearing down HP's TouchPad (photos) - CNET News
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    maybe we can find out why TP is heavier than IP-2 even though IP-2 battery is bigger.
    If this helped you hit thanks.
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    If this helped you hit thanks.
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    How much weight and size is the touchstone circuitry adding?
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    Hi all,

    Here is a link and additional info:

    HP’s TouchPad Teardown, Its Deepest Secrets Revealed
    JULY 3, 2011 AT 2:26 PM PT

    Hewlett-Packard's TouchPad Teardown, Its Deepest Secrets Revealed - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD

    What would a the release of a headline-grabbing new consumer electronics device be without a handful of people buying them only to take them apart to see what’s going on inside?

    So it goes with Hewlett-Packard’s TouchPad, the webOS-based answer to the king of tablet computing, Apple’s iPad. The teardown team at market research firm IHS iSuppli picked one up only to skulk around its insides. The picture at right (which you can click on to make bigger) is the exploded view of the device.

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    Nice. Good to know the screen and digitizer can be replaced separately, but finding parts will be like a search for the Rosetta stone. Basically, once these break you might as well bin it and try to find another on Craigslist.
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    Basically, parts aren't going to be available through HP on an individualized basis since the assembly lines have been discontinued, so you're better off buying broken Touchpads in order to cannibalize them going forward unless you want a cannibalized refurb from HP itself built to questionable quality specifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heist View Post
    Nice. Good to know the screen and digitizer can be replaced separately, but finding parts will be like a search for the Rosetta stone. Basically, once these break you might as well bin it and try to find another on Craigslist.
    How about instead of binning it, send it to some heroic volunteer techy in the Homebrew Crew with a bit of spare shelf space, who then dismantles, tests, stores and catalogs all the remaining working parts.. then we recycle our own?

    They've done it with cars for years.. why not rare TouchPads also?

    USB Ports, Vol & Power switches, door handles, air filters, winscreen wiper motors, 'Home' Buttons.. there's gonna be a major run on Batteries at SOME point too.. probably all within 6 months of each other!

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    That's precisely how it'll be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutoidi View Post
    How about instead of binning it, send it to some heroic volunteer techy in the Homebrew Crew with a bit of spare shelf space, who then dismantles, tests, stores and catalogs all the remaining working parts.. then we recycle our own?

    They've done it with cars for years.. why not rare TouchPads also?

    USB Ports, Vol & Power switches, door handles, air filters, winscreen wiper motors, 'Home' Buttons.. there's gonna be a major run on Batteries at SOME point too.. probably all within 6 months of each other!

    In an ideal world, yes, this would be a very nice thing to have. Now the question is who is going to be willing to do all this in a world of commodity devices.

    But to your point, someone is going to make a small mint when the Li-Poly batteries lose their life span in about 8 months. Then what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heist View Post
    In an ideal world, yes, this would be a very nice thing to have. Now the question is who is going to be willing to do all this in a world of commodity devices.

    But to your point, someone is going to make a small mint when the Li-Poly batteries lose their life span in about 8 months. Then what.
    You are rather pessimistic about the battery's life span ;D

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