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Cracking open the HP TouchPad

Cracking Open the HP TouchPad: Left-side speaker

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

18 comments
icynow
icynow

You forgot step. There are two parts to back plate! Power &volume are separate. The plastic u see is mounting plate & back cover is separate. I found this the hard way today when my 60 year old mother accident my pried off the whole thing from the HP logo plastic today.

Jacobcampbe11
Jacobcampbe11

you should not do that you could scratch the LCD and then when you put it back together it'll look like your screen is smashed where you scratched it.

phila1fly
phila1fly

I am disappointed what a piece of crap this thing is so many problems, I even had a guy in sales admits its a piece of shit why would HP make more of these they can not be of the same quality as the original production has anyone compared I am a novice in search of information . It just does not make good business sense Hp is gonna get ripped a new one , can't wait for a full version of android for this. Does anyone have any good ideas what to do with this tablet Thank All

imarion
imarion

I have a question. I got my touchpad but i live outside the us and i have no access to paid apps. I agree with you about supporting developers, but cant because of that hp policy? So, is there anyway that i can access to paid apps,??? and buy them, even when the touchpad detects my location and the app cayalog wont let me see any paid app??? I would appreciate any help. imarion@BTscene

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squirrel dog

the hp touch pad uses a sandisk 16 or 32 gb inand chip for memory,correct? Could a 32 gb be used in a 16 gb slot? Could one use a 64 gb inand chip in a touch pad?

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ResidentJack
ResidentJack

HAS ANYONE TRIED TO PUT A SIM CARD IN THE SIM CARD SLOT? DID IT WORK?

breault.jean-sebastien
breault.jean-sebastien

As we can see on the picture 39, there is a sim card reader. wich simcard will it take? (format)

ChodaBoy
ChodaBoy

I do not see any photos of the TouchPad charging or TouchToShare coils.

j.gardina
j.gardina

I see the picture then have to scroll down about 4 pages to see the text. I appreciate the effort and the information, but I'm not that interested to go through the work required to view it...

Jay Purple
Jay Purple

Hehe I knew it wouldnt be long before we saw TP tear-towns xD Thanks guys ;)

rendezvous1234
rendezvous1234

While the TouchPad's software is beautiful and intuitive, overall the tablet is more of a "meh-sterpiece" than a masterpiece. Mike Jain - Asst. Sales Manager http://hamarahost.com

Digital Knight
Digital Knight

Hi the Samsung chip listed is a 1 Gigabyte chip, not 1 Megabyte..

BuckeyeTom
BuckeyeTom

Looks like HP have adapability plans with all the 'bits' inside being changeable. If they can control the mfg cost to compete with iPad and if WebOS flies, this could be good for HP and create some stiff competition in the touchpad market.

Trs16b
Trs16b

When I cracked mine open all I found was Gary Busey. Guess I'll return it.

Jay Purple
Jay Purple

If it were built in the 80s, then yes it would be ONE WHOLE MEGABYTE XD