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Thinkpad Helix 1st Gen Digitizer intact but not functioning

2017-02-06, 9:19 AM

Hi all,


My issue is that one day while my laptop was on the bed, it fell onto the floor and I think it broke in half, with the screen assembly seperating partially from the mainboard. I wasn't worried at the time because it seemed like a minor fall, and the computer stayed on and was fine. I snapped the two back together, expecting that nothing was wrong -- but then I noticed the digitizer had stopped working.


I turned off and popped open the computer to see if anything inside was visibly damaged. Everything looked fine. It's been a while now, but having been fed up with it, I popped it open and re-checked all the connections to make sure they were tight. It *seems* to me that the digitizer cable may have been folded too aggressively and developed a kink? I could also be seeing something that isn't there. I'm thinking of replacing it, but I don't want to waste $30 for no reason.


What could the problem be? Why would what appears to be a perfectly intact and functional digitizer suddenly become absolutely and completely unresponsive?




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Re: Thinkpad Helix 1st Gen Digitizer intact but not functioning

2017-02-18, 6:22 AM

I think there is no way to know for sure whether you damaged the cable or broke one of the very fine connections inside the screen assembly.


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