[NTLK] I'm new to Newton emate purchased on ebay (Cosmo Kain)
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Tue Aug 31 13:53:38 EDT 2010
I fully agree. relax and enjoy it. If you can install the things you
mention and have ever soldered anything, this is a simple repair.
On Aug 31, 2010, at 10:47 AM, Bryan N Iotti wrote:
> Well, the first thing you should do, like most everyone, is
> breathe... slowly in and out... ;)
> First of all, there are some Newton based devices out there that
> have been used so much they barely hold together and still perform
> their everyday jobs admirably. No reason why your unit shouldn't.
> For the screen, if it's in good condition, great, otherwise, well,
> deal with it when you know what's out of order, don't worry now
> before you know what you're up against. Maybe the backlight is fine,
> and far away from its half life mark...
> If the hinge is broken, my understanding is that you only need the
> display cable, not a new screen. In some cases apparently you might
> even salvage the old cable, maybe bridging it.
> The detailed instructions posted on the list the other day show that
> it's a very doable operation, requiring just a few tools and a
> little time.
> So, again, don't worry before you get it, and remember that you're
> not alone out there, in the world of "Newton Down Under".
> On Aug 31, 2010, at 16:54 , Cosmo Kain wrote:
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