Very well done! I could have used a little more “here is a clip that holds the screen frame to the body frame…” because I was gently prying the screen out of its own frame. But luckily never snapped it.
i have 2 units, 1 of which went below battery critical and is in that protective state now where it won’t take a charge. Going to take the battery from the other unit so I can power this one on and the flash the battery system firmware to reset and hopefully initiate the charging capabilities.
i honestly can’t believe this was built back in 2011 because they did a pretty good job.
And I just happened to see an original charging barrel at my friends house while visiting in another state. He was just charging his iPhone with it so I begged him to trade me for a wall wart that I had. Super lucky find.
thanks again for posting this guide.
And to anyone still reading, the newest nightly builds will crash your touchpad for sure.