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How to Upgrade, Repair, Disassemble a Tablet PC or WebPad

Do you want to repair, upgrade or mod a slate or convertible Tablet PC? Or are you looking for instructions about how to make a custom WebPad? Here is a collection of do-it-yourself tutorials. If you have written a free DIY guide yourself (or if you know of a report not linked here), please submit a new entry.

Acer Iconia Tablet screens are quite fragile and they are often easily damaged. Whilst replacing a tablet screen can be rather complex, when armed with the correct knowledge as well as the correct tools you should be able to successfully replace a broken screen yoursel..
Acer TravelMate C1xx An upgrade tutorial for the Tablet PC hard drive.
Apple iBook Dual-USB The i-Tablet: how to turn an iBook into a Tablet-PC.
Apple iPad mini Apple repairs often are extremely costly. Though Apple repairs are by no means the easiest of tasks, with the correct knowledge, the correct tools and this manual you should be able to replace a broken screen yourself.
ASUS FonePad ME371MG Sometimes it can be frustrating to replace a broken screen and the repair can get expensive. That's where this free instructions will guide you through the entire process.
ASUS Memo Pad Though not the easiest of tasks, armed with this manual and the right tools, you should be able to replace a broken touchscreen digitizer yourself. What's more, by replacing a broken touchscreen yourself, you can save money and time.
ASUS VivoTab RT Windows 8 Tablet A complete disassembly guide (in Italian).
DELL Inspiron mini 9 Ten ways to upgrade your netbook. Due to their diversity, netbooks don't share common upgrade paths as typical desktop PCs do. Here are instructions for: battery replacement, rearranging the keyboard keys, upgrading the solide-state drive, adding more RAM, overclocking the processor, improving the Wi-Fi from 802.11g to 802.11n, adding a touchscreen, adding a GPS receiver as well as adding a drive-activity light.
DELL Latitude 2100 Here are some pictures of all the touchscreen notebook internals.
Electrovaya Scribbler SC500 Tablet PC Under the hood: a complete take apart picture gallery.
Fujitsu LifeBook T4010 A forum thread with some pictures about hard disk drive upgrading.
Fujitsu LifeBook T4210 A proposal to install a Bluetooth module.
Fujitsu Stylistic LT P-600 (aka PenNote T1) A proposal for adding an additional CardBus slot and some take apart photos.
Fujitsu Stylistic 3400S How to turn a broken Tablet PC into a digital picture frame.
COMPAQ TC1100 Major invasive operation: dissection and fan replacement.
HP/COMPAQ 2710p Memory modules, hard drive and some other components can be accessed from the door on the bottom of the tablet PC. Just remove six screws securing the cover and remove it.
HP/COMPAQ TC1000 Memory and hard disk drive upgrades.
HP/COMPAQ TC1100 Memory, hard disk drive and wireless network upgrade instructions with pictures.
HP Pavilion TX1000 This guide tells how to replace a damaged keyboard.
HP Pavilion TX2000 (Tablet) An all purpose take apart guide for this tablet PC.
Itronix IX325 Duo Touch Disassembly and illustrated documentation for future modifications.
NEC LitePad Tablet PC Healing a 'crazy cursor' bug which causes the pen/cursor to move to and click at the top right hand corner of the screen (in Portrait mode) or the button right hand corner of the screen (in Landscape mode). This can cause randomly close windows or open up the Date and Time dialog box. Very annoying! The real hardware reason for this problem is caused by AC leakage from the power supply (which should be outputting only DC and very low amounts of AC). 80VAC zooming around trying to earth the device probably generates quite a bit of EM interference which screws around with the tablet digitizer. You can permanently fix the problem by adding additional electro-magnetic shielding to your Tablet PC. All you need are a screwdriver and some aluminium foil.
OQO 01+ Hacking the power supply because the original power supply fails every two months.
OQO 01/01+ Battery rebuild: in a standard 4000Mah battery, there are 2 cells side by side in the casing, each having a +/- pathway on a ribbon connector back to the circuit board. The only difference in the double capacity battery is the two cells are actually double-stacked for 4 batteries.
OQO 01 Some take apart photos and instructions.
OQO 01 Picture gallery: all the details from the inside of the Tablet PC.
SonicBlue ProGear  [archived link] Take apart instructions and pictures.
SonicBlue ProGear A disassembly and hard drive replacement guide.
SonicBlue ProGear 1050 HX+ Picture gallery of a dissection.
IBM ThinkPad 710T Complete restoration guide for the outside appearance of the tablet pc.
IBM ThinkPad 710T How to disassemble the unit with pictures of all components, materials and such that comprise one of the early tablet notebooks.
IBM ThinkPad 710T How to turn a leaky laptop battery into a safe state, so it will look like new, will attach to the laptop and look totally functional, but without the nasty leaky cells inside.
Toshiba Portege M205 This guide will show how to disassemble the tablet PC laptop.
Toshiba Portege M400 Fan hack: how to solve the fan noise issue by removing the fan.
Toshiba Portege M400 How to take apart the Tablet PC and replace the motherboard.
Toshiba Portege M400 This guide explains how to remove the Tablet PC LCD screen and digitizer unit.
Toshiba Portege M700 This guide will assist you in taking apart and removing all internal parts from the Tablet PC. Major tasks you can accomplish using this guide are: replace laptop keyboard, replace or upgrade the memory module in the internal slot, clean the cooling fan and heat sink, replace cooling fan, replace laptop motherboard and processor. Start taking apart the laptop by removing the keyboard and use a sharp object to lift up the right side of the plastic bezel located under the keyboard.
Toshiba Satellite R10/R15 This disassembly guide shows how to open the laptop case and remove all internal parts, including the motherboard.
Toshiba Tecra M4 (Satellite R10/R15) This guide explains how to remove the inverter board and the LCD screen.
Toshiba Tecra M7 This manual shows how to access and remove all internal parts of the Tablet PC. This includes the keyboard removal and replacement procedure, the CD/DVD drive removal procedure, replaclement of both memory modules and the cooling fan.
Xplore ix104 Tablet Computer An illustrated take apart tutorial.

Selfmade Tablet PCs and Webpads

Apple MMP MKIII Tablet Edition The Worlds Smallest & lightest Mac Tablet Palmtop (includes a HOWTO video).
Apple iBook Dual-USB The i-Tablet: how to turn an iBook into a Tablet-PC.
Tablet PC Tablet PC made of paper, with Linux preinstalled (in Spanish).

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