Saturday, June 10, 2006
Jim Fixed It For Me!
It took him about ten minutes to crack the sealed casing using a jeweller's screwdriver, a table knife and some matchsticks (!) - and if you've ever wondered what's inside the case of a Wacom tablet, the answer is another sealed unit - a disappointing-looking flat metal one with four wires going into one corner.
It turned out to be more difficult than simply stripping out a damaged wire, but after a day or so Jim cracked it and it's back working - my favourite bit of the repair is that under all that tape is a section of plastic bendy straw acting as an armature to protect the cable. Heath-Robinson* for the 21st Century.
I did all of today's work with it, so that's one small one in the eye for the Beast of Planned Obsolescence.
*or Rube Goldberg if you're American.