resurrected XO-1.5, died again

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Mon Jul 1 11:16:29 EDT 2013

On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 6:51 AM, Yioryos Asprobounitis
<mavrothal at> wrote:
>> Yes.  ;-)
> Oh, good. That clears it then.
> Thanks for the insight :-P

Perhaps repeated torsion on the board is one of the factors at play.
You may get a longer life out of it by ensuring that the unit is
tightly assembled (specially the screen, which gives the unit a lot of
its rigidity).

If you use the unit with the screen attached with only a couple of
screws, or those screws are not firmly screwed, the mobo is likely to
be getting more than its fair share of torsion. All the main frame
deserves a good tight assembly.

One question that I have in my mind is: assuming Yioryos' unit has
only glue in the corners of the CPU, does it make sense to add some
glue with a melting glue stick around the perimeter of the CPU casing?
[ I suspect the answer is no; the cheap melting glue sticks are
entirely unlike the glue used around the perimeter of the CPU... ]


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