Taiwan patient Twinhead Slimnote GX

    Once, they handed me, with the words "help the doctor", an old Twinhead Slimnote GX in a state that is difficult to describe in words. Therefore, further a lot of traffic.

    A little bit about the "patient"

    It is equipped with a 700-MHz Pentium III processor, 128 MB of RAM, a 12-GB hard drive, a 14-inch TFT display and DVD-ROM and LS-120 drives. Equipped with a smooth two-button touch panel. Although the Twinhead laptop is not as exceptional in appearance as other models of the time, it looks very attractive and runs faster than most 700-MHz models. Twinhead is equipped with a built-in 56-kbps modem, as well as two TV outputs: full video signal and S-video. A nice addition to the DVD-ROM drive is the ATI 3D Rage LT Pro graphics accelerator with MPEG-2 decoding tools.


    There was not enough space for all the details on the desktop, I had to decompose on the horizontal planes of the cabinet.

    Surprisingly, the laptop turned out to be conscious. Therefore, an antivirus scan was launched first (and not in vain), but at that time I tried to collect an anamnesis and determine the amount of work by filming specific areas of damage.

    After determining the scope of work, the material was collected:
    • epoxy resin
    • epoxylin (a two-component polymer)
    • some kind of plastic card
    • fine grain skin
    • welding machine
    • set of tools
    • black varnish and black self-adhesive

    First of all, all cracks in the body were glued with epoxy. After that, he took up welding the fastening of the screen rim to the hinge. In this case, a TELWIN Inverspotter spot-welding machine was used, which in its best years looked something like this: The

    connected parts were a solid alloy plate. After welding, the part was machined on an emery machine.

    Having completed work with metal, he took up broken plastic supports and broken parts of the body, which took 80% of the total time spent. Epoxilin, a plastic card, epoxy resin, and skin were used. The surfaces were glued before gluing.



    After some cosmetic manipulations, the laptop got almost the same look and was ready to continue its faithful service.

    What conclusions can be drawn here

    Electronic filling has been working for years without failures, but the manufacturer has clearly saved on the design and material of the case.
    Somewhere in 2005, a whole line of Rugged Notebook (rugged Twinhead laptops) appeared - work on bugs ?!


    Slimnote GX Rugged Notebook Series

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