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Screen Tablet malarky => Heyaaaalpppp => Topic started by: Chems on March 17, 2007, 06:36:20 PM



Title: To Cut this PCB or not? Pictures Included
Post by: Chems on March 17, 2007, 06:36:20 PM
This is the Touch Scroll Strip for the Intuos3.

Now I need to cut this down. And it looks to me as half of the pcb is there just so theres a surface to stick the sticky stuff to so it sticks to the case.

Now the question is do you think I can safely cut this PCB down with out breaking it?

Pics:

Top and Bottom you can see with the backlight that there isnt anything inside the circuit board but Im still not sure.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Chems-/DSC01850.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Chems-/DSC01849.jpg)


Title: Re: To Cut this PCB or not? Pictures Included
Post by: Switz on March 17, 2007, 06:57:46 PM
I think it is ok, but am not sure, dont count on me!! lol


Title: Re: To Cut this PCB or not? Pictures Included
Post by: Chems on March 17, 2007, 09:37:51 PM
Im with you. Lets wait for Drew to weight in first!


Title: Re: To Cut this PCB or not? Pictures Included
Post by: naspc on March 18, 2007, 12:27:44 AM
wow talking about major surgery, you are a brave one indeed sir chem.


Title: Re: To Cut this PCB or not? Pictures Included
Post by: Drewid on March 18, 2007, 06:43:45 PM
Doesnt look like there are any tracks in the top half there.
I would say it's safe to cut it if you have to, but try to cut it as little as you can get away with.
It might be better to file it from the edge to take it down very slowly.


Title: Re: To Cut this PCB or not? Pictures Included
Post by: Chems on March 18, 2007, 07:48:03 PM
Ok well if this goes wrong I will be living up to my member title! Thanks for the input guys!


Title: Re: To Cut this PCB or not? Pictures Included
Post by: Chems on March 18, 2007, 08:27:01 PM
Ok done. It still works. W00t.

Im off now to cut the other one, and stick this PCB and superglue the buttons onto the front of the case. Once the acrylic gets here the visible part of the case will be finished. And unlike the real cintiq mine will have 8 shortcut buttons and 2 scroll strips.


Title: Re: To Cut this PCB or not? Pictures Included
Post by: Drewid on March 18, 2007, 09:27:18 PM
Hooray.    I can uncross my fingers now    :P



kidding. ;D


Title: Re: To Cut this PCB or not? Pictures Included
Post by: Switz on March 18, 2007, 09:41:47 PM
lol, you know in five mintutes its gonna short out your entire tablet :)

Even though it is different, my backlight worked for like 5 mins, then shorted out my inverter lol


Title: Re: To Cut this PCB or not? Pictures Included
Post by: Chems on March 18, 2007, 10:47:06 PM
I think the quality of the WACOM board is really evident. No one as yet has broken there wacom board (touches wood) but screens have been breaking left right and centre. I know an LCD is more delicate, but the Intuos3 is quite delicate with the FFC's inside and stuff.


Title: Re: To Cut this PCB or not? Pictures Included
Post by: dynam1c on March 19, 2007, 12:12:47 AM
Chems.. are you praising WACOM... ?

I mean are you worshipping the enemy ? cos if you are I think we need to issue the first ban ! (i think its the first ban - see im no good with stats so I make them up and hope they are correct, after all i have a 1 in 10 chance of getting it right :P)


Title: Re: To Cut this PCB or not? Pictures Included
Post by: Chems on March 19, 2007, 12:27:44 AM
Of course, WACOM make an awesome product. Its just a shame they price up the Cintiq so much. Its evident how good the product is because we all use them, and those people who havent used WACOM pads have suffered.

WACOM = Awesome

People who use WACOM to make there own Cintiq's = SUPER AWESOME!


Title: Re: To Cut this PCB or not? Pictures Included
Post by: Switz on March 19, 2007, 01:34:49 AM
WACOM = Awesome

People who use WACOM to make there own Cintiq's = SUPER AWESOME!

lmfao

I totally agree, I was gonna post something like this earlier, but I knew dynamic was gonna try and kick me off the forum lol
We USE wacoms so they cant be that bad

anything that isnt a wacom doesnt work

Wacom isnt bad,  the people that set the price are bad!

lol