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Asus Transformer Minor Teardown
Asus EeePad Transformer owners out there might have heard or experienced the lightbleed issues posted around here in the forums. XDA forum member hybridau was suffering from a light bleed spot and decided to try to do something about it.
In order to get to fix the issue, the XDA member performed a minor disassemble of his Transformer, however was not able to completely remove the issue. He did however manage to make the light bleed less intense and under normal light conditions and 60% brightness, the bleed is no longer very noticeable.
As part of the disassemble, the XDA member took a few photos and has warned any other members who are thinking of attempting this, that the bezel is very fragile, although once removed, the rest is plain sailing.
For more information and lots more photos, check out the forum thread.
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