Monday April 12th:
Since I'm taking over the cubby any way you slice it, I'm going to just put the touchscreen in there. I can unbolt the cubby, then bolt the touchscreen in. Then I can switch it back down the road when it comes time to sell/trade/upgrade or whatever comes along. I reached out to a couple different people that I thought could fabricate the job, but Nexson has done this type of fabrication before (and plenty of others), he responded real quick, and so I decided to go with him. Per his recommendation, I removed the screen from the housing and packaged up only the parts he needed.
I had never taken apart the Lilliput before, but it wasn't that difficult. Remember, I'm taking apart my Lilliput EBY701.
Remove the 4 screws from the back of the bezel. Break the paper seal at the bottom, then gently apply pressure to the top & bottom and carefully pull the bezel apart.
Carefully remove the two ribbons between the screen & board. I did not remove the connection for the buttons as the plastic holding it together was weak.
Remove 4 screws from the back of the touchscreen. Carefully remove touchscreen and place safely in an antistatic bag (I'm storing mine during fabrication).
Remove 3 screws from the control board. Lift control board & buttons out. I am storing the Control Board in anti static and shipping the buttons with the bezel to Nexson.
Remove 4 screws from the board. Remove speaker wire from the board. I placed the board in an antistitc bag as well.
I removed the speaker entirely as I had no use for it, it has a nice strong magnet and I don't want it visiting the equipment while in storage. I also made pouches from some recycled paper for the screws/brackets and labeled them accordingly. This will make it easier to put back together.
Nexson needed the plastic buttons for the controls so I put those in a little pouch to keep 'em safe, wrapped everything up and sent it off via USPS Priority (Insured as well!) mail. Very important to insure EVERYTHING for what they're worth at the point of shipping. To me, those bezel pieces I sent him might as well be a new touchscreen. They got $200 worth of insurance. When he ships back the completed bezels, insurance of $200 + Labor costs. Nexson gave me an estimate of 2 weeks (fabrication + shipping times). That will give me plenty of time to get other parts ordered that I need, and start building the PC.