In this instructable I will demonstrate how to build your own accompanying Base-Station.
Step 1: Parts.
Initially the Base-Station featured;
- Aluminium Flight Case (Large).
- 12" IBM LCD & Touch Screen.
- Sejin SPR-8695TU Keyboard & Trackball.
- 7-Port USB Hub.
- 32-Pin Aircraft Plug & Socket.
- 12v to 5v DC DC Converter.
- 3mm Birch Plywood.
- Bulgin USB Buccaneer.
- Bulgin Ethernet Buccaneer.
- Panel Mount USB Extension.
- DC Jack.
- Panel Mount Fuse Holder.
There are no batteries inside the Base-Station. Power is supplied from either a 12v car battery, or a 12v PSU.
Several months ago I built the LapPi, a Raspberry Pi Laptop. There are many similarities between the two. It is worth noting that although the LapPi was published first, work on the Base-Station had began well before the LapPi's completion.
Step 2: Repairs
I shall spare you the exact details on how to do this, there are quite a few guides on Instructables detailing how to replace failed CCFL back-lights in LCDs.
In short one dismantles the LCD, removing the LCD panel from the enclosure. In larger screens it is normal for there to be two CCFL tubes, sometimes even four, but on this smaller screen there is only one.
Taking a slow and methodical approach to swapping the back-lights is the best way to tackle the repair. The CCFL tubes are delicate and rushing will only lead to accidents.
It should take around one hour to replace a single CCFL tube correctly.
Now that the LCD has been repaired we can continue with the Base-Station build.