previously on my blog; i had posted about my solderless touchscreen kit i installed on my msi wind.Â as promised, i am following up with a more detailed notes on installing and a few videos i took of myself doing the install.
the hoda touchscreen kit was made by fidohub.com and being sold on ebay or directly through their website; also there is an ongoing forum thread over at msiwind.net on this particular kit which me and quite a few other users have posted notes on the installation.
this isn't true step-by-step guide/video but more of a general overview of what you will need to do and a few quirks i ran into while installing.
keep reading for the full post with videos and a demo in osx and vista.
The first thing you'll notice is that the kit includes all items (adhesive tape and padding included), a quick mini manual/product guide and also a cd w/the drivers for windows, linux and osx tiger/leopard.
If you have ever upgraded your msi wind's memory or harddrive; this mod isn't too bad. the scariest part is taking apart the lcd bezel and putting it back together.
Here's the video showing a few of my steps; again not a step-by-step but more of an overview:
Here's a link to the pdf guide that Hoda provides.
-this is not a beginners mod; i would consider this to be a mid-level to advanced skill requirement.
-if you can, i'd photograph or record exactly the way the cables are located in the lcd bezel; it will make it easier to put back together
-when applying the padding and adhesive to the touchscreen; be sure to keep both at the very edge on the grey area; otherwise it will affect your touchscreen's performance and cause erractic behavior.Â also when you are mounting the touchscreen to the lcd; take your time so you can line it up the first time since the adhesive is pretty sticky and makes it hard to remove and readjust.
-some users have had to remove the padding behind the LCD itself; i did not have to do this but others have.
-be very careful when putting the bezel back together in that you don't shatter your touchscreen by pressing too hard or screwing the screws too tight.Â Â also, the first time you boot into windows or osx; you will need to enable the touchscreen by enabling the camera (FN+F6).Â once you do this, install the drivers and then reboot.Â after the reboot; do a 4 point calibration and enjoy! the calibration will be remembered by the touchkit (ie once i calibrated in windows, osx was already calibrated)
-a few users have reported that they had to resolder the connectors on the usb hub/controller; something to be aware of.
-take your time! its not a race to the finish!Â if you have problems hit up the forums over at msiwind.net or drop a note in the comments!
happy msi wind hacking!