Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Asus Eee PC 900 with touch screen


Perfecting my 900...

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Fitting the panel


USB lines from wifi pci-e connector


Controller placed on top of wifi card


Other good place for controller.. easier but i need that place for something else..


Chinese place to buy the touch screen

Ishop-express, no confirmation yet if it's good or not

Coming soon at Fido-Dido

UPDATE: Available at Fido's


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89 comments:

run dmc said...

jkjkjkjk, man thats one nice looking 900.? i thought you said that a 8.9in screen was available that did not need soidering. man thats a nice look 900. one more ? would you trade this for a 901, i dont have one yet, but i am just thinking, get the 900 and just mod it. please comment.

Anonymous said...

Hi All,

These are probably supported by XP, what about the Xandros distro that comes with the EEE? Can anyone speak to this?

Thanks, Geoff

run dmc said...

i also though a mini connecter that connected to the web cam as well as extra connectors came with the touchscreen. jk i tell you run dmc & jammaster j. could not have mod a better 900. (man thats a nice looking 900 touch.)

JKK said...

works on Xandros too..

The_D(r)oodler said...

JKK.... man you're crazy! what makes you so certain that all your mods work out...

FANTASTIC!
I'm always astounded when i see your mods...
man! your THE Alpha GEEK!


can you build me one? ;-)
901 with
3G and touch?
i'm toooo stupid to do this kind of modding!

more than respect!
kurt

Anonymous said...

Hi jkk

As always, I love see your moods, but I think that only missing one thing: any real details for a mere mortal would also do so, because only with your photos as information for lay people like me, is not enough, what seems easy is actually complicated and sensitive to transform.

Anyway, congratulations on your work.

Anonymous said...

Man that uis way cool. Has anyone thought about doing the sams for the MSI Wind

Anonymous said...

Fantastic work- hopefully these screens will be widely available soon!

Does the screen bulge like the old 7" mod? Can we see a close up for the solder point please JKK?

run dmc said...

hey jk now since microsoft gave the ok for touchscreens on ulcpcs, i wonder if asus already new this was comming, and has already set aside some 901s with touch, just waiting to get the ok. just a thought

Anonymous said...

Incredible. My jaw dropped when I saw this. I'm planning to get the 901 soon and I was hoping that by the time i get one in my hands, people would already have some ideas on how to mod the thing. Thank you again for your great work. I hope to see some more creative mods for the 901 soon.

pedro said...

how do you get it to scroll like that? I have 7"
which i just added touchscreen to and i really like it! but it doesn't scroll the way yours does. You flick the stylus and the screen just keeps on scrolling even after you let go. Also, do you think the 900 is a big improvement screen wise over the 701? I love my 701 its really small and i've been using it a lot lately. I added internal bluetooth, 4 port hub, and two 8GB flash drives, as well as touch screen. I would like the bigger screen of 900 butI have too much time and $ invested in mine already.

Anonymous said...

Nice work. Because of the smal size it seems to be more useful then my 12" convertible ;)

@pedro: The Scoling is done by a firefox plugin called "grab and drag"

Tom Kristian Thorsdal said...

Now, where's a site with english text where I can buy this on a visa :P

Anonymous said...

hi jkk a few question sorry if it been asked but
1: which one did u buy? i assume is the chinese one but how did u buy it i tried and it said i needed account and i dont understand chinese
2:can u do a pic by pic zoomed in for us noobs xD cause i dont wanna brick my eee x.x
3:any software and such that u did that we should know about?
and 4: thank u =p

Anonymous said...

I just bought an Eee 1000 with a 10.2 inch screen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIBoAKo6ILQ

I'm really interested in installing a touchscreen in this version. Not sure where to buy the right size touch panel?

Anonymous said...

what kind of s/w u use for the firefox to make the webpage moving like iphone?
thanks

JKK said...

I use Grab and Drag :: Firefox Add-on for screen scrolling

cankoklu said...

much respect for the achievement..

are you going to publish any details as to which connector goes to where and all? + more detailed pictures maybe?

Anonymous said...

Hi JKK,

What did you do to enable your navigation tools to display on the right? And what theme are you using?

Anonymous said...

Hy Jkk,
Can you probably make a How-to??
Please!!!

JKK said...

to move navi buttons to left, just right click on the tool bar, check customize and then move any buttons where you want them...

JKK said...

... or to right ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip. How about your menubar? Did you use a FF addon?

JKK said...

I use:

Autohide addon to show/hide stuff

Foxmarks for bookmarks

Speed Dial for those big bookmark icons

Grab and Drag for scrolling

Anonymous said...

hi jkk how did u get ur touch screen from the chinese site? is there a step by step cause google translate isnt working very well

JKK said...

Anon, I didn't buy it from any of these places..

I got it from "a industrial source" who is not selling them to end users and don't wan't me to point to them.

Anonymous said...

great work, J( re:touch Eee 900) but of no use w/out detailed walk through; pics etc for us novices the "blow by blow" acct is indispensible as we haven't a spare model standing by in case of major blunders and "an industrial source" supplier

Anonymous said...

Great job man, but is there anyway you can get some of those touch screens for us mortals?
I live in Chile and there is noooooooooo way you can get any stuff like that here.

Kal_El_7 said...

ok, i've took a risk & just ordered 1 from the ishop.

will update

Tim Feddern said...

Hello!

Very nice modification!
I found a manufactor of these touchpanels and controllers: http://www.liyitec.com/touchpanelscreens_products_index.htm
They say, that the there (though the controller) flow 40mA at 5V.
Needs such a TOuchpad round about 0,2W per hour?

Tim

Tim Feddern said...

Wich panel did you used in building?
Arte there better ones as the liyitec?

JKK said...

They don't seem tohave 8.9 inch panels...

My panel is not available anywhere, but i'm getting the Ishop panel soon... hopefully Fido can send one too when it's available.

I'll report as soon i get any confirmations of good panels.

Tim Feddern said...
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Tim Feddern said...

Okay, thanks.
Sometimes this guy have to pushe a few time, it dosn't work good at all:
http://cgi.ebay.de/7-SolderLess-USB-Hub-Touch-Screen-Panel-eeepc-Eee-PC_W0QQitemZ120279790131QQihZ002QQcategoryZ47728QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

or YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fimSrLbPzbM&eurl=http://cgi.ebay.de/7-SolderLess-USB-Hub-Touch-Screen-Panel-eeepc-Eee-PC_W0QQitemZ120279790131QQihZ002QQcategoryZ47728QQssPageN

Anonymous said...

the ishop is so much more expensive!!!!
compared to that chinese site.

too bad i can't understand much of it.

Tim Feddern said...

The eBay-user fido-dido999 sells this Panels: http://4ustuff.com/info.php?itno=2566

Anonymous said...

hmmm ... would the 8.9" screen with bezel fit in a 701/4G eeepc? That would be one upgrade I want to do, besides the touch screen ... and the extended batt upgrade. :)

I used the Jornada for quite awhile and misses the touch screen somewhat. :|

Anonymous said...

hihi

is the touch screen is VERY slim 1.4MM?

Alberto said...

hi jkk, i'm sorry for my ignorance: will this mod compromit any other function of my eee pc?... And, moreover, do you know where i can find some detailed description to do this kind of mod? it's the first time i try to do something like that and i can't understand very well what i have to do from your photos. That mod is the reason why i bought my EEE, so i hope u can help me somehow! Thanks

England said...

Well, this looks to be a more advanced Mod. Luckily for me I know someone who would be good at doing it for me. Yes, that would be fantastic if you could point us in the direction of some
panels. I will be purchasing the EEE 900 16g (I hope the ssd is fast enough!!!), but for $399, who could resist. I think Asus got the idea that people were unhappy with the price of their new line of EEE's. Good for them.

England said...

Oh and I apologize for double commenting, but I would just like to say how great it is that you are so dedicated to bring us this information, and that you have definately influenced me to buying this! I think you should work for Asus my friend! Once again, Kiitos

leo said...

this is super kool man...good job
if you sell these please let me know

Anonymous said...

Great Job man....
Can you say more about the quality of the Ishop-Panel?

scott said...

just bought the ishop panel kit.
I have some exp in 'tinkering' with pda/palm internals and have many years fixing laptop hardware.

I'll photo graph and map my progress which may help some of you..

S.

Anonymous said...

8.9" touch kits now available on eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/8-9-inch-Touch-Screen-Panel-kit-Asus-EEEPC-900-901_W0QQitemZ280244161674QQihZ018QQcategoryZ177QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Danny said...

do the 900/701 batteries work on the 901?

vladi said...

hmm i think i wait for the Solderless 8.9" panal with solderless usb hub... Because my solderskills are not so good...

Does anybody know when the EEE PC 901 is available in Switzerland?

NuMcA_of_cs AT hotmail.com said...

How about going into BUSINESS? I buy the touchscreen, i sent the TOUCHSCREEN+EEEpc900 to you and you install the touchscreen for me (with external USB please). AND I BUY YOU THE BEST PRESENT EVER!!!(present of your choise, sexual favors NOT excluded..) :D

Michael said...

Hi JKK:
I am thinking to replace my 7" LCD with a 9" LCD from the car rooftop lcd from the Pyramid MV940RM roof mount monitor. I opened the Pyramid and found the LCD connected to the inverter board. It looks like the LCD from ASUS eee pc. The problem is to rearrange the speakers, camera and other thing, then cut to remove the black area and use the doublesided adhesive tape to keep the lcd panel on the cover. Any comment with this mod?
Michael

Dimo said...

How can I receive a 7" touchscreen in bulgaria

Stroll said...

How do you open the screen part of the 900 because I don't see any screws?

JKK said...

screws are under the rubber bumpers and 2 stickers on the bottom

Anonymous said...

Found a solderless touch screen panel kit for eee pc 900. My question is... is it ok to purchase that item or just wait the one from fido-dido999? thanks and by the way, here is the link where i saw the item i am telling you. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270257033681

JKK said...

I tried to order from this same place ( ishop ) a month ago... panel still not here..

Fido is only one that has it in stock.

Mike Hole said...

Hay JKK did you get the panel from ishop. I just did and it came without cables :(

Now I need to find the pin assignments to build myself the cables. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Hi JKK.

1. Is the touchpanle installing possible to 900 by the same way as 901?
2. I'll find that elisa shopit sell 900 and i like to mod own touchpanel.
3. Or could you do it for me if i pay for you.

Hönö

Anders, Stockholm said...

Hi JKK,
I see many requests for a step-by-step instruction, and a wiring help to make sure wires go right. But I find no reply from you on this, will you help us with it? Ican't guess what's under that black tape...
Also, it would be great to have a name and number on witch touch screen that fits in the Eee900, would that be possible?
Do I need any special software to use the touch screen in the Linux machine? (I refuse anything from Microsoft in my home...)
Much asking here, but I guess you must have anticipated that after publishing such interresting data:) Only, most of us need a recipe...
Cheers!
Anders

JKK said...

Hey Anders,

I know people would like to see it step by step, but i can't reverse the prosses..

That's why i did the step by step on 901, which is almost the same.

Touch on Eee 901

JKK said...

Anders,

Here you can check good guide too:

Kal El's instructions

Stroll said...

Hey JKK. On I have the same color wires, Red, Black, White Green but I don't see in what order to soider them. From top to buttom what order do you soider the colored wires to the USB Controller?

Thanks

Anonymous said...

JKK, does the touch screen work with Mac Tiger OS? You've done both. Thanks for answering my question. Thomas

dbla921 said...

Is this do-able on the Aspire One (110)?!?! The screen dimensions are the same i believe..

Willmaster said...

interesting , i need an 5V Power source and USB Data +/-

i found your way with the MiniPCI Slot , sounds good and is avaiable in EEE 901 also

i also have an +5V Point

but , here is my n00b questeion , where the F*** should i connect the -5V !?

thx , Wiillmaster

JKK said...

I took -5V ( ground ) from USB connectors feet... there are multible poits for groung..

Willmaster said...
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Willmaster said...

wooow that was an fast answer....

thx , i try it now

( want to solder a 4 Port USB Hub in)

another question , my hub has 4 cables : Black ( -5V/GND) , Red (+5V) , Green (?) and white (?)

do you know what is Green and what is white?

Willmaster said...

ok , have done it , thx for help ;)

Anonymous said...

I need the Touch Panel for eeepc 1000H is there a way ?

the_Stand said...

Great job, man.
Could we expect the same mod for the eee1000H?
Maybe with little tutorial about the places for the controller and aobut opening the eee.
And also where to get this panels.
thx man

Anonymous said...

If anybody (in the UK) is interested in winning an EEE PC 900, there's a website that has a great free competition up at the moment that seems to be worth entering.
www.priceplummet.co.uk/comp2.php

The_Stand said...

Hey,
u know something about those panels here
http://cgi.ebay.com/10.2%22-Easy-&-Fun-TouchKit-for-Eee-PC-1000-1000H-1000HD_W0QQitemZ310103933245QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20081127?IMSfp=TL081127114009r20649

Maybe im going to buy one, but im not sure.
Does this 10,2" panel really fit to the EEE1000H?

Anonymous said...

hi can you help me to order one touch screen i can't find one or i'm not sure about the one i found.

you can contact me at essallamar22@hotmail.fr

i'm waiting for your answer

thanks man

Anonymous said...

Does the touch screen fit perfectly or does this require modifications?

Anonymous said...

Please...is this kit for eee 901 same as kit for eee 900?? It is very important for me...Help me soon...
http://conics.net/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=379&osCsid=3a184eb53f01f9876f2cd77f4ff1fd85

Anonymous said...

Very nice work, JKK! Looking forward to giving it a try myself. A little worried, but hey, if there's no risk, there's no reward.

I enjoy checking out your mods. You do great work. Keep it up, and thanks a ton!

And btw guys, give him a break. He's a busy guy, and he works his butt off to bring us these mods. Don't nag him to contact you, help you look up and order parts, and write tutorials for everything he does.

If you can't make sense of it, you might be better off not trying it. You don't want to risk bricking a $400 piece of gear.

Jimbo said...

hi JJK i am trying to install a TS and a M$ streets and trips GPS on my EeePc 1000. I would like to know first is it possible and second will i still be able to have normal functions? Like if i tap into the +5v power you mentioned on the 901 model will i burn it out with them two devices attached to it??

Anonymous said...

The touchscreen kit I bought came with wires that are too short. Where can I buy longer wires?

Anonymous said...

Jkk im about to buy one chinese touchscreen, but they offer me a solderless one, that comes with a mini usb hub. i think it would be easier for me this way, but im worried about the speed... would it be slower? thanks from argentina.

JKK said...

There is no speed difference with hub... and you can always just solder cables if you want.

tobby said...

Dear jkk, dear readers

first i love ur blog. this is the way i recognized that i definetly need a TS on my 1000he.

now, after i installed my solderless touchpanel (from fidohub - which is cool, because the camera still works, and u can disable the touchscreen via eeePC tray utility) i was trying to find a way to make my eeePC use with "touch gestures" - like "left to right" or "rolling in for zoom" and stuff like that.

And i found a very great, very easy to costumize and super low ressource-needing programm for windows:

StrokeIT. www.tcbmi.com/strokeit/

After spending a bit time on learning the eeePC a few new gestures, it is now an even FASTER way to navigate with touch. i.e. when i now move my finger from left to right in firefox, it automatically jump back to the page. if i draw a "C" it closes programms. Or if i draw a "w" (for webbrowser) on the desktop or anywhere else, it starts my primary browser.

i am not sure if any1 knows about this application but i wanted to share my new happiness! :)

i have not found a way to get rid of "Drag & Grab" yet. I wanted stroke it to act like mouse-wheel up + down to scroll in every program - not only firefox. there is a way, i am sure. when someone find out, please drop a quick messege.

I hope u and all the other find this FREE app (for non-profit use) as helpfull as i.

Please ignore my bad english,
best greetings from germany,
tobby

IamTheFij said...

Does anyone know if these touch drivers work in Ubuntu 9.04 or Windows 7?

Anonymous said...

Whats the differance between a TS for eeepc 900 and eeepc 901? can i use the 901 TS for a 9

i know my english is bad im an austrian pupil...
georg

JKK said...

no difference on 900 and 901 touchscreens

Anonymous said...

does anybody konw from where i get a driver?

georg

Anonymous said...

Great mod!! Thanks for sharing. I am building a custom frame for using my Eee900a as a digital picture frame, and I want to put the little 8.9" LCD screen farther away from the computer. Do you know where I can find an extension for this little black monitor cable? It says "900_LVDS_CABLE
14G14F004300 HIGH-TEK (C200) 08/08/26"

JKK said...

Thanks,

I'm afraid you can't find such cable... u need to do it your self.

zercath said...

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aldwin said...

Hi Jkk,

Hi, I have Asus eee pc 900,I just bought the 8.9 panel touch screen kit to e'bay, you know what when I watch you in you tube I'm so impress thats why I bought this staff, now I'm wondering what if not success doing all this thing or what if I made a mistake then, where can i bring this to continue I'm so afraid..or can I send it to you to continue or to fix it..I'm here in Vancouver Canada where is your address...please need help!!!

Anion

Anonymous said...

hi jkk,tell me a place to get a touch screen for my eee pc 900 fully tuned!!!(touch screen missing.....)

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