HP TouchPad: Teardown and hardware analysis

June 29, 2011, 10:45 AM PST | Length: 417


After cracking open the HP TouchPad, TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler gives you a run on tablet's technical specifications, shows you the hardware inside, and explains why it's built more like a PC than an iPad.

For more photos of the HP TouchPad's hardware, check out our full TR Dojo teardown gallery.

3 comments
dem66
dem66

I recently replaced my cracked HP Touchpad digitizer screen. I could only buy the glass digitizer panel. It did not come attached to the plastic support bezel so I had to reuse the bezel. I removed the cracked digitizer from the bezel with heat from a hair dryer to soften the double back tape used to attach the digitizer to the bezel. I used double back tape to attach the new digitizer to the bezel. After reassembling the Touchpad, I noticed the new panel does not respond to touch like the original, is erractic and the majority of the digitizer is not responsive to touch. Therefore, I was hoping someone could help me troubleshoot this problem. 1. Could the replacement digitizer be defective? 2. Is there a special double back tape I should have used to attach the digitizer to the bezel? 3. Could I have damaged something during disassembly/reassembly? 4. Do you know where I can buy a complete digitizer assembly (digitizer and bezel together)?

txugo
txugo

Hi. Loved the article. Is it possible to remove the battery and have a functional tablet always plugged in? I'm having issues with my battery (it doesn't charge) and was wondering if that was possible before trying it myself. Thanks

Jolly_wang
Jolly_wang

like this touch pad, especially that some of the parts can be remove and replace by self.