Glass eh? Are you sure about that? there's a video of a guy replacing the screen on a x61 tablet and he had to remove the outer protective panel and he says it's plexiglass hmm, I've replaced several LCD screens for clients laptops in the past, but yes, this one seems a bit more tedious, everything else about the laptop is great, I think I fixed the cursor lag with the latest drivers from wacom, the speed is decent, it's a 1.66ghz cetrino, 1.5gb of ram, it has a huge battery that holds a very good charge. I have a extra x40 screen with a going out CFL bulb to replace if needed and another 40gb 1.8 drive if mine goes bad, I'm really only going to be using this to try to get my artistic muse back.
I already have a nice netbook I have to run around with. just something to overlay on the 1/4inch scratch would make me happy, I paid $136 total for it on ebay, and I lost the previous 3 auctions for the same model, these tablets are in way more higher demand than you realize
I'm gonna try to see if I can get $36 refunded to me so me and the seller doesn't have to go thro anymore trouble and I think I'll be happy, I should be able to get another entire screen with cables and swivel base for about that much. Hopefully this isn't too irrational of a decision I'm in a extremely tight budget and barely allowed myself to pay this much, all the "good" x60 tablets with "whole" styluses go for $200+ on ebay, it's just out of my price range
The only thing I want to figure out now besides the screen is how to keep the CPU speed at 1.66ghz even when unplugged, at max performance when it's running on battery power it downclocks to 556mhz, I want the most zip when I'm doodling around with OpenCanvas or Gimp. I guess my biggest question is what's the cheapest most robust screen protector I can get for this so I can run the pen over it without catching on the scratch, I had some thin clear polystyrene that works, but it's got a terrible glare and already has many small scratches in it.