better touchpad+keyboard combo for sale (retail pre-orders for XO-1 especially)
holt at laptop.org
Sun Apr 17 15:33:23 EDT 2011
Units will ship in just over a month -- preorders are $40 here:
This new touchpad+keyboard come together as 1-unit, called the Base
Upper Assembly (or Upper Base Assembly) and should fit in all XO-1
laptops, if not many/most XO-1.5s too. It looks roughly like this:
This part is currently available with US/Intl/English keyboards only,
when sold individually as such. Sorry the minimum order quantity from
China (for every XO keyboard, every language) is in fact in the thousands:
iLoveMyXO however is a fantastic supporter of the OLPC/Sugar community,
with Jennifer Pierzchalski showing up in person for
http://olpcSF.org/summit October 2010, and may consider discounts on
(large) bulk orders if you are helping a serious microdeployment /
school etc. Don't hesitate to contact http://twitter.com/iLoveMyXO if so!
For replacement/repair instructions does anyone know if a better
explanation/visuals are available than these classic set created by Olin
College volunteers especially?
The XO 1.5 USB Keyboard page also has some great relevant tips:
Of course, be VERY careful given all keyboard/touchpad replacement can
damage delicate nearby parts -- review these warnings:
Help kids everywhere map their world, at http://olpcMAP.net !
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