Record-55 issue was B4 hardware failure (Was: [sugar] Design Question)

Gary C Martin gary at
Sun Jul 20 22:07:09 EDT 2008

On 20 Jul 2008, at 22:27, John Watlington wrote:

> Take a look at:
> The majority of these problems are due to a latch on the flex cable  
> connector coming loose.
> If you disassemble the laptop, and find that it was due to another  
> source, pleased either
> add it to the guide or let me know.

Thanks for the pointer. I've now disassembled, detached and reattached  
the camera connector and am back up and running. I could see no  
visible signs of any damage, though the ribbon from camera to  
motherboard did seem perhaps a little short/tight given the attachment  
angle. The camera is working in Record and with the hardware test,  
however moderate pressure to the right of the screen near the camera  
(i.e. as when you rotate/move the screen from that side) will cause  
the image to fail or go purple/green as before, though it is currently  
returning to normal when pressure is released.

So, resolved enough for me to help test software that uses the  
camera :-) but I'll need to keep an eye on the pressure applied when  
adjusting the screen angle.


P.S. I'll try and think-up something non-committal for the wiki page  
about applying and/or avoiding pressure on the right side of screen as  
something to investigate if a camera is playing up.

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