Wierd video flickering consistent with video ribbon cable dammage cropped up for me yesterday while I had been playing on the thing for a bit. This is a known weakness of the GPD Win 2 and most devices with clamshell designs and LCD screens. I had just upgraded it to the newest Mageia release last week too.
Preferred quest path.
See if GPD will replace the cable it if I ship it.
- r/gpdwin had a few folks do this within the last four months or so succesfully, but I suspect my mileage may very.
Wipe personal data off it.
Ship it to them
Recieve it back
Alternate quest path.
Determine if I have tiny enough screwdrivers. If not acquire some.
- Seriously thinking my tiniest screwdrivers I use for laptops are ill equipped for this repair based of youtube videos. I also don’t like working on devices this small. As a general rule I try to avoid it.
Consider replacing the keyboard at the same time.
- I somehow knicked the start button good a while back. Why open a tiny machine twice when you can open it once?
Acquire replacement parts.
Perform the repair myself.