MY Tablets backlight went out!

My tablets backlight just went out i have a stylistic st5020d , does anyone know how i oculd fix it? im out of ideas

Posted by Noblevagrant 10 years ago


Using a Tablet like a Cintiq

I have done some searching around and can't for the life of me find out if anybody has done this or how to even go about starting. Basically I have a MBP that's super powerful, and an old Motion Computing 12' tablet that's...not.  I'd love to just plug in my tablet to my MBP and use my tablet like I would a Cintiq.  Is this even possible? 

Posted by bobsbarricades 8 years ago


Motorized tablet

Hi I want to put my nexus 7 into my car but i need to access to my factory radio behind my tablet. So i think about making motorized panel like this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfOm4K8EeHM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL6PxvwuIyM But i don't understand how make that ? What kind of motors  ? Actuator ? Thank !

Posted by Hydr0 5 years ago



LCD Tablet Idea: NEED HELP!

Hey all, first time posting on this forum. I'm a skilled computer builder/all around good handyman with pretty much anything, and last night, i had a laptop laying around, so I decided to dismantle it. So cool, I took apart my first laptop, that was fun- but what to do now? Well, I mean, who doesn't want one of these? I mean, honestly, that would probably be the greatest thing I could ever own. Alas, I have a basic, $100 tablet from Genius. It's fine for my needs, although, probably not as accurate as some of the $300+ ones from Wacom, but I liked this one. It's very thin, and quite large (almost 14 inches diagonally). Anyway, if you haven't figured out where i'm going, I'll inform you. After disassembling every component of the display (which i believe was my mistake) and I put the guts of my tablet behind the last layer of the screen, closed it all back up, and wrote on it, and it worked fine as a tablet, but when I tried to hook it back up to the laptop and boot it, to see if the display worked, it booted once, didn't display anything, shut itself down, and that was the end of that. Now, I did a terrible job dismantling my first laptop, so I'm gonna make sure I do a good job with the next one, but I need to know what you guys think, if you could save me any troubles that I might face along the way, please help me! lol, also, I will update this with pics as I go through the process. Sorry, this post is just a culmination of ideas, and not so much a logical text.EDIT: I was kinda trying to combine THIS and THISSECOND EDIT: I came across another laptop, this one even older. I think I decided it's going to be a lot easier (and more practical) to do it with a LCD PC display, and not a laptop. Regardless, here is where I am right now, and I have a few questions:Can I take the actual screen apart? I did with the last one, so I know what the insides look like, I just don't know if I shoulda done that. Anyway, like I said, or I might not have, the tablet behind the screen works. I put it in as the very last layer inside the casing, before the final thin sheet of white plastic that is taped to t he back, and it worked just fine. I would like to do that again, but what must I do to ensure that the screen will work again? If you don't have the answers I seek, please refer me to a good forum that I can become a member of and get some good solid advice, because the internet does not have much information on this subject, I guess not many people try this?

Posted by sangwich 10 years ago


How to install the Instructable app on a tablet?

When using a tablet, the Instructables app is not available in the Google Play store. Is there a way to install it on a tablet?

Posted by d ata 1 year ago


diy tablet

Hello all i was wondering if anyone knows if i can use the monitor and digitizer in an android tablet on a Intel atom moboard? basically I'm wanting to turn my 10" android tablet into a windows tablet with capacitive touch.

Posted by skullkeeper80 6 years ago


tablet pc

What would it take to install a tablet pc screen onto a regular laptop? or what would it take to convert a tablet pc screen to a usb tablet ? (maybe a dvi port to display on it and a usb to allow for the input from the screen?)

Posted by evillordnikon 9 years ago


Tablet PC Cintiq

I was just wondering if its possible to connect a Tablet PC to a desktop to make it like a cintiq.

Posted by evillordnikon 9 years ago


Cintiq/Lcd Tablet

Is it possible to make a replacement screen for a tablet pc to be a cintiq-like external display tablet? I've seen replacement screens available on eBay as well as tablets that are missing components like hdd, keyboard, ram, etc which could be used to obtain said screen. This would not be a stand-alone device like a tablet, but a second display for either a desktop or a laptop that would function as a screen and tablet for input, a cintiq clone. Thanks

Posted by evillordnikon 10 years ago


Tablet as a field monitor?

Have anyone come across a tablet that would have a HDMI input? Or a hack to make one? I mean there are lots of 10" monitors but none of them have a screen as good as a cheap tablet.

Posted by DainiusG 2 years ago


Apple Tablet

So what's everybody heard about it? think it'll just be a large ipod touch or could it replace my laptop?

Posted by wuguwa 9 years ago


Old tablet PC into wacom like external

So I have a old, half broken Acer tablet PC. (C314xmi, to be specific)My new asus laptop gets here in a few days, and I know I'm going to miss the tablet functionality. I was looking at WACOM external tablets, and saw they made ones that are LCD screens. But they're like $1000, for something pretty small compared to my 15" tablet. So I was wondering, can I take the screen off my tablet and turn it into an external monitor that I can also use as a tablet?So I was wondering if anyone has heard of someone doing this, done it themselves, or has any other info that might help me with my new summer project.And since you can find old tablets on ebay for like 300-400, this would be a cheap alternative to Wacom setups.Thanks!

Posted by jaXak 10 years ago


Single Punch Tablet Press Machine

Hi guys, My name is Joseph, and I am a student at the University of Maryland, studying management and marketing.  I was wondering if anyone has or knows of a company I could contact that uses single punch tablet press machines. My focus is on entrepreneurship and I have been working on designing a spherical tablet for flavoring water. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Regards, Joseph

Posted by dudeguy91 5 years ago


problem using instructables on tablet and cell phone

 Hi ,        Im having a problem using the instructables app and web page on my cell and tablet. Once i sign in  and go to the top right corner and click my picture for the drop down to go to my page of instructables or anything actually , It clicks on the   Tech shop tab instead like it by passes or doesnt see  the drop down choices ?

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 5 years ago


Cloud Tablet for Education

I am a teacher and have seen a great deal of technology in education. Unfortunately most of the time it is poorly executed. The latest trend is tablets. I see schools getting iPad and I have to wonder if there is not a cheaper solution. One where we make tablets affordable and easy to use. I am not saying that the iPad is not an excellent tool, but it is very expensive and most of the teachers I work with would be lost with how to use it effectively. I think that the platform is excellent and that the iPad is the best you can get in its area. I would like to explore how a cloud based tablet would work in education. I know that with cloud computing you can use hardware that costs less with no problem. I have looked into Joli OS as a possible operating system for such a tablet, but I am an English teacher. I need help. Someone or several someones who can help me wrap my brain around the best way to do this. I have no experience in programming. I am very familiar with computers, but the learning curve with what I want to do it steep. I am looking for a partner to explore this idea. Failing that I would like some advice.

Posted by ehudwill 6 years ago


Tablet with dead battery: buy a new battery or create a dummy battery?

Hi guys, I have an android tablet with a dead battery so it won't turn on (it hangs on boot screen). Like cellphones and smartphone, if I use the tablet with the wall adapter and without the battery won't start. The battery is a 3.7 v, 22.2 Wh (6Ah) type, it's dimensions are 0.45 x 11.3 x 10.5 mm. So I have a choice: I can buy a new battery or create a dummy battery. I've searched ebay, amazon and other site but unluckily seems that I can't find a replacement battery (or find a seller that can ship a similar battery to italy). In the other hand, I don't know how to create a dummy battery. Can you help me with finding a replacement battery or teaching me how to create the dummy battery? Thanks in advance :)

Posted by FabrizioT 4 years ago


I just got a tablet! (Updated w/ my first drawing!)

Hooray! Happiness and Joy!Because of an....eventful.....(some awkward situations happened) achievement of mine, my parents bought me a tablet! It's a Genius G-Pen 450. So far, its been`awesome. I can't wait to use it in GIMP. I am currently making a drawing (Which I rarely, rarely do at home, I only draw at school) to try and color it.Just thought I'd share my happiness.And I won't talk about the achievement, because it's a bit too personal, and basically dangerous on teh internets, its academic related and its important.(UPDATE!:)My first drawing can be found here Please visit it! I would very much like the pageviews!!!! (Besides, it looks much better there). Feel free to add me on DeviantART if you'd like....

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


Tablet PC into a wacom for desktop computer

Guess i ain't the first to ask this. But is there anyway to connect a Tablet PC to a desktop computer via usb or firewire, and use it as a Wacom tablet for drawing and writing? Any software or adapters to do this? Thanks!

Posted by dimension_55 8 years ago


New life for an IR keyboard?

So i have an old Palm infrared keyboard that works with two AAA batteries and i was thinking, what's the easiest approach to use it with my Nexus 7?, somehow re-wire it to USB? Use an arduino as a bridge in some way? An IR sensor adapter for the nexus and some software i don't know? any suggestions, or someone wants to give it a try? Oh BTW hi! i'm a noob on the forums but i love the site.

Posted by jcarlos10 5 years ago


What to do with a HP tc1100?

Hi all, I have an old HP tc1100 whose motherboard/graphics has pretty much given up the ghost, but it seems like there must be something better to do with it out than toss it in the trash. I was thinking about pulling it apart and mounting my iPad where the current screen is, and trying to replace the keypad with with a bluetooth keyboard, then maybe steampunk it a bit.. Do you have any other ideas that may be a bit more interesting? Bear in mind, I am not wanting to salvage the computer for working bits (unless it would be feasible, but from people I have spoken to, I would say that fixing it is beyond the question), so any creative ideas most welcome. Will do something similar to this i-ble if I can't think of anything else.. I haven't posted an instructable on here before (despite being a member for two years), so this may well be my first :)

Posted by revolushn 8 years ago


Run of Android Tablet and Laptop without Battery

Whether it is possible to run  Android Tablet and Laptop with AC Adapter only after removal of battery

Posted by kghosh47 8 months ago


Ipad or Tablet

What do you think is better ipad 2 or samsung galaxy tab 10.1 give reason

Posted by bigryanj 6 years ago


blackberry tablet

Help! Is there a blackberry book for dumbies? I swiped all the information off my blackberry and can't get it to reconnect. Where is the best place to find troubleshooting problems for a  blackberry tablet or an easy to understand video?

Posted by p0llyw0lly 5 years ago


cintiq

Is it possible to convert a tablet pc screen into a cintiq?

Posted by evillordnikon 10 years ago


Where to categorize a tablet stand?

Hi. Where should I categorize a stand for a tablet? I did it on life hacks but not sure about it. Thank you.

Posted by SalvadorM10 2 years ago


apple ipod touch or android tablet

Anyone out there,,, do you have anything in mind to create something with a spoil Apple Ipod touch or an Android tablet.?

Posted by msufian 5 years ago


Google Tablet Information

There seems to be quite a lot of buzz about the (rumored?) Google Tablet but I am unable to find any information that is all that useful like specifications, an official Google webpage for it, an official announcement of the product by google, etc. and so was wondering if anyone knew anything about it or had any links relating to the aforementioned topics.  If so, please post them here and this forum should help to clear up some of the frenzy and confusion surrounding the tablet.  Thanks!

Posted by UbuntuNinja 8 years ago


On My Nexus 7 tablet, I cannot close tabs in the chrome browser

On My Nexus 7 tablet, I can't  close tabs on the chrome browser The "x"'s in the corner of tabs  are too small for my fingers. I suppose I could buy a stylus and do them one by one , but it seems a waste of money and time .  Is there any way to close dozens of tabs at one ?

Posted by Wilmette 5 years ago


Help getting an Asus Eee PC Netbook Screen turned into a Graphics Tablet

So my sister has just received a new  laptop because her old Eee PC Netbook's hard drive has somewhat died. The screen itself and some other components are still good, especially the screen. Its size would make a really good graphics tablet, but im not quite sure how to get this screen made into one. Ive looked online for some info about this and have turned up too little info to work with. Anyone have any ideas?

Posted by EngineerJakit 4 years ago


hacking a tablet

Hey everyone. I am shopping for a wacom tablet to use a stylus to ease photo editing, for which I use a macbook pro. there are google tablets and other off brand tablets that have interactive screens for less than the wacom tablets. so, how could I get one of these devices to essentially do what the wacom tablet does, with all the benefits of the tablet itself- to aid my digital photography? It seems that it would be advantageous to just make use of the tablet (weather it be an ipad google tab or coby tablet) so I can plug my 50 d into it to display photos to people, instead of carrying around an irreplaceable macbook pro. And when Im editing at home, using a stylus to edit on the pad like you would with the plastic no screen wacoms. it seems you could set up as many hotkeys as you would want on the screen and  have the benefit of working accurately inside the photo, too. if this is a feasible idea , please, tell me how to hack it! or make it work. maybe have something that other photogs would use , too... much respect to my community, Scott Scottedwards33@gmail.com

Posted by ScottEdwards33 6 years ago


Instal a light panel behind an ipad.

Hi guys, I'd like to make a light panel to put on an ipad's back. Natural light or kindof would be better. But I haven't seen anything like this on the web. Maybe you have some suggestions ? would it be possible? Could it be sufficient to make beautiful photos in a dark room ? Thank's :)

Posted by thecatishappy 3 years ago


Choice of tablet?

I have decided that I need a tablet computer for work purposes - I want to be able to have my desk-based PC running the interactive whiteboard, whilst having sensitive data (such as markbooks, registers and internal emails) on the tablet. I would also be able to have images and data on the tablet screen for small group work, without having to disrupt the rest of the class. I own an iPod, and have played with an iPad at an Apple store, and borrowed a friend's iPad, so I know it will do the job for me. What about Windows / Android tablets, though? The last Android device I used was very glitchy, but that was a year ago.  Has it gotten as stable as iOS? Of specific interest, do Windows or Android tablets start up from standby as fast an an iPad?  If they're slow, I might as well dig out my netbook.

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


Making PSP UMD adapter to USB for tablet or phone.

Does any one know how to connect the ribbon cable on a PSP UMD drive to a USB devise? It would be cool to be able to watch my UMD movies on my tablet. Space is cramped living in an RV. Be great for power outages.  What I'm talking about is taking a replacement UMD drive and connecting it to a USB docking station. Then plug it into a tablet or smart phone. Use zoom to view movies at full screen. Games would become pixelated.

Posted by chrisisgreat 1 year ago


How Interchangeable are Laptop Screens?

Can I replace an HP Mini 311 or 210 HD netbook screen with the HP Envy’s 15” 1920 x 1080 screen? I can order the netbook and the Envy’s screen with both the power inverter and the display cable from HP’s website. My ultimate goal is to make a super tablet like this one here:   It should work right, as long as the display cable is the same and I use the Envy's power inverter?

Posted by Sup3r3g0 8 years ago


LCD Swappems

Hello creative tech people, This is my first post so I hope I got it in the right section, and I did a lot of research before creating this post. I've been researching this for a bit, and I've gotten a sudden fascination with LCDs (mostly of the full color display variety) and I've been planning on making  custom tablet style PCs based on old laptops just for fun and experimentation but in my planning I hit a bit of a snag in regards to the screen. Since much to my dismay they weren't swappable and relied on a controller intertwined in the motherboard. There's also the inverter which I'm not sure how relevant it is to the project, This is a real issue for me because I wanted to use a variety of screens from big ones to tiny ones from smartphones or mp3 players. I was wondering three things: 1. Can you make a monitor connect to a different motherboard through the magic of soldering? 2. (if #1 is a yes) will the controller handle the different signal or does each one have a different driver format and all that aggravating frippery? 3. Would taking apart a standard vga flat screen monitor and using that instead of a laptop screen avoid the issue altogether? Or would it bring up new problems?

Posted by Lucern7 5 years ago


idea for a cheap graphics tablet

I thought of an idea for a cheap graphics tablet type devicefirst read these 2 pagescathode ray timinglight penthe idea is to find a way to rig up a light pen(i don't think they sell them any more) and to use a cheap 5in b/w tv as the surface or mount a crt monitor in a cabinet at a drawing desk angle please give me feed back

Posted by clasic_traveller_diehard 10 years ago


How to reuse old tablet battery for a usb PowerPack

Hi, i have two 3600mah batteries from an old chinesse tablet, I would like to use as an portable battery pack for charge a cellphone. i searched for similar instructable but i have no find anything, what is the next step

Posted by vtlaxcala 4 years ago


Digital table pens

Has anyone thought about making their own pen/airbrush for digital tablets? Was wondering if anyone had suggestions / advise / &/or an instructable that they would share. thanks

Posted by Lord_Pruitt 9 years ago


brass capacitive touch screen stylus questions

Hello everybody i recently purchased a samsung galaxy 2 tablet and tried to make a brass stylus for it only to find it would not work any ideas why? thank you, fidgety2

Posted by fidgety2 5 years ago


Nexus 7 tablet installed in car. Is there a way for it to read/display oem a/c and bluetooth info? (CAN-BUS)

I hope this is the right section, this is my first post in the forum section. I've just heard that somebody got it to work for the 2010-2012 models, although I have no solid info of this. Our systems for the 2013 model are different. So this is specifically for the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe and the Nexus 7 platform. Basically as the title states. We over at gencoupe.com are currently installing the Nexus 7 tablets in the dash. So far we've connected basic features, power/shut down w/car, and to read OBDII features in digital gauges via bluetooth using apps such as dashcommand. The only problem with installing this set up is that our OEM LCD display that displays a/c information, and bluetooth caller info now has to be removed. All the manual controls still work, they just aren't displayed. The Nexus can be attached to SD cards, USB hubs, etc. but obviously doesn't have a can-bus connection, nor a program to read it. Suggestions to get this info to display on the tablet? One suggested Arduino, but would still need an app programmed. Anybody have some time on their hands? I can provide more info as needed! Thanks

Posted by bodezia 4 years ago


Internal connector in a Fujitsu Stylistic is gone

Hi guys, I kinda need your help here: I got this wonderful tablet from professionals who were disposing it for some reasons. They didn't give me a charger so first I just took the hard drive out and put it in my Panasonic CF-19. https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.Mbe6a5882752d4fd8f37d47d77ab1967ao0%26pid%3D15.1&f;=1 These days I wanted to start drawing with a wacom tablet, and as this tablet is a wacom penabled device, I put the hard drive back inside, removed the dust and fired it, windows 7 booted, buggy because of the new hardware and eventually with proper drivers, everything went perfectly fine, but I wanted to have Debian Linux on it so I put an USB drive with the files to install Debian but the USB thumb drive was not recognised. I started to search and finally took the tablet apart and after a little troubleshooting, I saw the problem, a connector on the motherboard is unsoldered, I don't know what it is and the numbers on it told me nothing so I'm here to know if someone knows what it is and where I can find a replacement (I can do hot air soldering and have tin solder paste), here are the implied parts : https://lut.im/JcXmpH4ok4/K8cJQZs26mA8HNv4.JPG (Usb and Jack board) https://lut.im/12n4Vwj3vf/KhACs4GMyEjto7ir.JPG (motherboard pads, a bid damaged) https://lut.im/YeMMbdvnmG/wH9etmovCICXv8kC.JPG (connector, pic 1) https://lut.im/mX9uNvCLtj/9lg0mAziA5HfIIHy.JPG (connector pic 2) also I belive that it will be hard if not impossible to find a replacement so if you have ideas to connect back the USB and audio Jacks to the tablet, I was thinking about soldering thin wires on the pads but they are very tiny. Also, if you know some good hacks/enhancements for these devices, I would be interested

Posted by nazmo76 2 years ago


Book cover Hinge

Hey all. First time poster here (second attempt, since Instructables stopped responding the first time) so hopefully I am posting in the appropriate place. I have in mind a leather-book-style cover for my tablet that I'm very excited to work on. However, I would like to use friction or torque hinges to position the cover at any angle  from the spine in a 180 degree radius and have it stay there, similar to the screen of a laptop rotating around the hinge. I've included a picture that shows the basic design that I'm aiming for, though the hinge itself doesn't need to be ornate. Unfortunately, I don't really know where to find such a thing. I've looked on various furniture hardware sites and taken a trip to the local hardware/home improvement stores, but I haven't found anything that matches what I'm looking for. Common small brass butt hinges would be ideal if they had friction/torque properties to them, but I can't seem to find anything like that. I've never looked for specific hinges before though, so for all I know they've been right in front of my and I didn't realize what they were. Does anyone know where I can find such hinges, or can someone offer up an alternative solution? Perhaps there is a way to add friction to simple hinges bought from a hardware store. Thanks in advance for pointers/advice.

Posted by wireframewolf 4 years ago


Turn a Monitor into a Drawing Tablet and mount it in desk

I'm rebuilding my entire basement office this summer and I've had an idea for a really cool tablet substitute.  I'd love to be able to mount a monitor in my desk and get an overlay for it to allow for me to use a tablet pen on it.  I have a vague idea of how I want to do it, but I'm hoping that you guys can help me come up with a sturdy way of mounting it in the desk and where I can get an overlay that isn't touch sensitive (this is going to have my hands on it when I'm typing, then when I need the tablet function, I'll move my keyboard over), but responds to a pen. Thanks for helping!

Posted by daboys 3 years ago


external battery charging option for Asus EP121 tablet pc

Hello all, A friend posed me with a problem as to how to extend his field time with his Asus EP121 tablet pc. It does not have removable batteries so the option appeared to be to come up with an external battery pack to power the tablet when the internal battery got low on charge. The output of the DC charger is listed as 19.5 V DC / 3.08A. A suitable option to me appears to be a Dewalt cordless tool battery pack. The unit in particular is the DCB200 20V MAX lithium ion battery pack, spec'd at 20V at 3.0AH. Aside from having to come up with an interface between the connector on the battery pack to the jack on the tablet, is this idea advisable or viable? Thanks, Gutbucket gutbucket@bell.net

Posted by gutbucket 4 years ago


Untouchable Android Device?

Hey,  So i am in a turkish school and the Turkish National Education Ministry (Milli eğitim bakanlığı) gave half the schools in turkey educational tablets for free. But the goverment cant just not touch anything.... These tablets (writing this post with one of them now) are on what i am declaring ANDROID LOCKDOWN. (actually sounds catchy) They have deleted play store, disabled the ability to install apks on them, made the bluetooth as expensive as a paperwieght.. And connection with a computer?? Trust me dont even go there. So the question is *İs there any possible way to install apks WİTHOUT rooting??* Help me please The tablets are General mobile e tab 5 Android 4.4 kitkat octa core 1.7 ghz 2 gb ram 32 gig memory. İt pains me to see them like this..

Posted by Doc Penguin 2 years ago


wired video connection from an FPV camera

Could FPV cameras such as the Foxeer Predator Mini or Micro (intended for wireless use on drones) be set up to send a live wired video feed to an android phone or tablet via a micro usb cable of some description? for context, i intend to build a bulky costume which effectively blocks my view out so after googling a bit i found some mentions of people using these (surprisingly cheap) cameras with (very expensive) FPV goggles so i figure i could potentially use a tablet/phone i already have with a long cable connection instead but i don't know if it's possible...

Posted by ambientvoid 8 months ago


Multi-port USB power supply

My wife and I charge our tablets and phones in a central location.  There are so many wall warts and not enough outlets!  I would like to have a single USB type of power supply that can charge at least 6 devices at the same time.  Each port should be able to supply 5 volts DC at 1 amp or better.  I've purchased two different 4 port wall warts and they just don't have the juice to get the job done.  Any ideas?

Posted by Tgrshaw 5 years ago


Broken thumbnail

See the screenshot. Using Android 4.1.1 on Samsung tablet 

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


2 identical tablet batteries in parallel

Hello, is it possible to put 2 identical cube u30gt2 7.2 volt batteries in  parallel? Does the internal circuit handle it? Each battery consists of 2 3.7 volt batteries in series. thx, Mark

Posted by ComputerhulpL 3 years ago