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Re: Broken Penpad
« Reply #25 on: 15:33, 19 September 16 »
Isopropanol works wonders for that kind of crap... and if you find it 100% pure is safe for the electronic components as well. It should not be too difficult to do as Bryce says and go back to pure non coated plastic  :) Even without the logo, it would look nice.

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Re: Broken Penpad
« Reply #26 on: 21:53, 20 September 16 »
Actually the coating is rubberised TPU as far as I know. Looks and feels great when new, breaks down after a few years. I'm sure the manufacturers think it's great as a "force the user to upgrade" feature.

Bryce.

Sounds like a Microsoft product..

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Re: Broken Penpad
« Reply #27 on: 19:42, 18 March 17 »
Just to revive this. I donated my broken Penpad to The Back Office Show so he could have a go at reviving it. He cleaned off all the gunk and now the screen calibration is fine. It must have been the plastic gunk interfering with the display.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnstQnJIBXg[/youtube]


So if you have a sticky Penpad with the screen calibration not working, that video is well worth a look.
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