6 thoughts on “Replacing the screen in an XO”

  1. Mine arrived with 3 bad pixels, but is still quite readable.

    Would you recommend I replace the screen, or just make do with it?

    The primary user is my 4-year-old Korean daughter.


    1. Hi Mark, if it was me with only 3 bad pixels I probably wouldn’t replace the screen, but only because it’d hard to get hold of a new one 🙂 Does she find the 3 pixels a big probkem? If so you should replace it, because any impediment to a child using the laptop is a problem worth solving. If no

  2. Yay, repairs!

    I was going to send you the ILXO videos of bottom and top XO half disassembly, but since you found the wiki page with the video I’m guessing you already know about them.

    There is a repairs mailing list at http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/repairs – it’s been quite inactive as of late, but all of the people on it ran (and in many cases still run) grassroots repair centers of their own.

  3. Great to read your posts about hardware rebuilding. It is great to see you have the courage to take an XO-1 laptop apart for repairs then blog the experience. Somehow it reminds me how people in third world countries have come up with their own manuals for the cannibalism, salvage and repair of old mobile phones.

  4. I’ve put the two XOs through their paces with kids of all kinds and I still have not needed to conduct any repairs.. a spare XO as a spare parts kit makes perfect sense!

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