I’m about to donate this tablet that’s pretty much junk, unless someone has parts to fix it up.
It’s the first gen Wacom Companion Hybrid. The story is I had my PC setup underpowered from bad power strips (which has killed drives and video cards for me in the past) So I’d wager the board is dead. IT doesn’t hold a charge, already called Wacom and went through the process to confirm it was broken and they had no parts to repair it.
That said, maybe someone here could get some use out of it?
Okay Jarret, I’ll see when I can drop it off, it may take a little while. My only concern was I didn’t get to wipe/reset the device, so maybe I’ll look up about tearing it down just before bringing it over.
I’m making an attempt to open it up, remove the battery and hdd to see if I can erase it or something. I’m also going to try to identify if the battery is dead, if type is still available and if that’s worth trying to fix. Right now I can’t quite figure out how to get the back panel off, it’s stuck to all the USB, power and other buttons and it’s a bit of a pain. Only broke 2 tabs on all the weird screw covers!
So knowing that @Jarrett, I may need a little more time before I drop it off to play around with, unless you think with it’s open that’s a good time to investigate the thing?
Thanks! I did some searching and found this companion 2 teardown which is a little bit better, I still can’t pop the metal part off around the USB and power connections, it’s really stuck despite it seeming like it will pop off with some pressure. I can’t tell because there’s been a lot of glue in this thing throwing me off trying to open it.
Well I broke a little bit of the metal case off, not sure there was any other way, it was probably glued but I had no clue as to how I pried one off but not the other. Asterix22 is the battery type, seems to go for a replacement at a sizable cost. I do have multimeter but I don’t really know how to use it to figure out if the battery is dead. There is no swelling on it, not sure if all figure out if the battery if faulty, anyone wants to look at the insides with me some night?
The replacement I’m looking at, two listings for the same battery.