WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

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Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

#121 Post by boutch55555 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:41 pm

So it's around 1.75mm thick with both protective papers still on. The 03 (on top) doesn't seem much thicker than the 21, perhaps 0.1mm. AFAIK w11 and w21 are pretty much the same. w15 would be a w11 with the plug on the correct side (some of the taobao modders use it).

This is the cable "management" for camera & others. Once you get it out of the way, the panel will sit nicely at the edge of the camera curve, resting on the bottom plastic square.

I'd guess the bleeding has to do with the lid trimming or cables.

Also, congrats on doing a 03. That was a pain, wasn't it ? :lol:

Note on serviceability : Take a picture of the pads before you put the screen in. You can slide a flexible metal ruler behind the panel to separate them one by one. My panel was slightly misaligned on the right and I fixed it by lifting it off on 5 of the 10 pads to push the screen down. You could probably remove the whole panel if you don't put too much adhesive and know where it is.

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Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

#122 Post by TankPad » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:45 pm

Hey Boutch,

How did you solve the cable length issue when using the W11 screen?
I ordered 3 W15's and they've all arrived as W11's instead, so obviously the connector is on the far side.

Cheers.
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Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

#123 Post by boutch55555 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:23 am

Couldn't find the right cable so I chained 2 of those. Works great, no interference.

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Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

#124 Post by TankPad » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:04 pm

boutch55555 wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:23 am
Couldn't find the right cable so I chained 2 of those. Works great, no interference.
Ahhhh I see. So that's what you meant by switchers then.

I ended to just adding in cable to make the original one longer. Works great now. I cut the bezel with a craft knife and metal rule, then finished with a diamond file. I do have a slight light leaky spot where it seems the bezel is pressing too much onto the screen. I'll have a go at that again tomorrow but super happy with the results.

Thanks for the info. :)
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Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

#125 Post by boutch55555 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:41 pm

While removing the bezel, if the side clips are too tight, undo top & bottom first, then slide the sides ~1cm up or down to get the clips out of the brackets.

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Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

#126 Post by TankPad » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:24 am

Oh I can pop them in and out easily enough. I think it's due to the gap around the screen being quite tight in the lid. I opted to keep the rubber bumpers on the sides of the bezel so I still have room to trim, if needed.
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