Record-55 issue was B4 hardware failure (Was: [sugar] Design Question)
wad at laptop.org
Sun Jul 20 23:13:24 EDT 2008
On Jul 20, 2008, at 11:07 PM, Gary C Martin wrote:
> 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.
Please remember that the B4 is pre-production hardware.
We lengthened the cable between the camera and the motherboard to
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