[NTLK] Help with Newton emate 300

Genie forte2 at pacbell.net
Fri Dec 21 12:53:33 EST 2012

Thanks James, someone had given us a heads up on the hinge problem.  What
happened in the past is I bought him an emate .. not like the one I just
bought for him.
The emate he had and was using  ended up with a broken cable from the hinge
being broken.
So, now, I will find an emate that needs a repair and he can take his old
emate that is broken and repair it.  

This is all good information.
Thanks so much..
I'm always thankful and amazed by the knowledge although I was once on a
vintage jewelry forum when I learned so much and also gave back as I began
to build knowledge of jewelry.


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Subject: Re: [NTLK] Help with Newton emate 300


--- On Thu, 12/20/12, Genie <forte2 at pacbell

> I just bought a Newton Emate 300 for my grandson. It came boxed in
>wonderful condition.  

In the interests of keeping the eMate in wonderful condition, please take a
look at these two webpages:



The eMate, alas, suffers from a problem with the hinges that allow the LCD
display to be deployed.  The first site starts off with a brief description
of the problem so you know what you are dealing with; both sites give
step-by-painstaking-step directions on how to put things to rights.

In the meantime, this is one of those cases where an ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure.  Meaning: you know how the eMate may be turned on and
off by opening and closing the lid?  Well, please do not do turn the machine
on and off that way.

Tell your grandson to be sure to leave the lid open and, instead, power the
machine on and off by using the power key found on the keyboard.

The idea here is that the less the lid is moved up and down, the less
opportunity the hinge problem has to develop.  However, since opening and
closing the lid is half the fun of owning an eMate (particularly for
school-age children), I wouldn't view this as a permanent solution of any
kind, only a stopgap measure until the hinge repair can be effected.

At any rate, please take a look at the above webpages and decide if you feel
confident enough to effect the hinge repair on your own.  If not, there
-might- be a couple of people in the US to whom you can ship the eMate to
and have them make the repair for you.  What they would charge for making
such a repair I don't know.

However, shipping an eMate back and forth is not an inexpensive proposition,
which is why I suggest you take a look on your own and make up your mind
once you better understand the nature of the problem.


James Fraser

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