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As a quick update, I think I have narrowed my particular problem down to the ribbon cable. With this (apparent) knowledge, I've been taking steps to minimize cable strain and shock, both for home use and traveling. A neoprene pad - custom cut from a spent wetsuit - was devised to both cushion and st...
by Michael.Massing
04 Oct 2006, 06:43
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Fruitful TouchStream Repair Tactics
Replies: 29
Views: 10806

Michael - You might take a look at some of the liquid plastic products. Or liquid electrical tape.... Thanks, I did decide after the trip to Fry's last night to go with a less invasive fix, and this sounds as if it might be what I'm looking for. OK, I did try this, and it seems to have helped somew...
by Michael.Massing
04 May 2006, 00:30
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Fruitful TouchStream Repair Tactics
Replies: 29
Views: 10806

Michael - You might take a look at some of the liquid plastic products. Or liquid electrical tape. Its a goo that can be painted on whatever that cures on contact with air and forms a very good seal with excellent flexibility. It will bond to nearly anything. Just make sure you clean it well first ...
by Michael.Massing
07 Apr 2006, 19:47
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Fruitful TouchStream Repair Tactics
Replies: 29
Views: 10806

I just noticed a split in the USB cable shielding just as it leaves the frame that fully exposes wire. Looks like I'll be opening 'er up. Anyone know what's involved in repairing the USB cable? Is it a cut and re-solder job, or is there a connector where I'd just buy a matching replacement cable fr...
by Michael.Massing
07 Apr 2006, 03:06
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Fruitful TouchStream Repair Tactics
Replies: 29
Views: 10806

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I'm searching now, but is opening the case simply a matter of prying it open, or are there more specific directions? My problem, by the way, is a frayed USB junction. I can try applying external strain relief, but suspect the easiest way to anchor a repaired or replacement cable would be from the in...
by Michael.Massing
07 Apr 2006, 02:38
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Opened up my Touchstream
Replies: 2
Views: 2066

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