[NTLK] Loose eMate HInge

Woody Smith woodysmith at me.com
Thu Oct 23 07:16:59 EDT 2014


It may well be. The real concern is if the hinge tensioning spring on the display ribbon side is scraping against the ribbon. you should stop using it until you are ready to repair it.  
Looks daunting but not really difficult if you follow directions.
If you already own a soldering pencil and the necessary t8 and T10 wrenches and a newish small philips head screw driver you can probably do it.
Straightening the spring is difficult but doable.
good luck.
I had never done one till I did my first. contact me off list if you want me to do it but make sure you consider the cost of shipping. Expect total cost to be about $55 with shipping both ways.

Woody

> On Oct 22, 2014, at 11:02 PM, Stephen Hankins <ghankins at mac.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi All!
> 
> I have two eMates. The screen of one is happy to remain wherever I position it. The screen of the second will rest at most angles; but, under the pressure of a stylus, tends to like to lie flat on its back.
> 
> Is this floppiness a symptom of the dreaded Newton hinge problem? The level of disassembly required for the repair looks a bit daunting.
> 
> Cheers!
> 
> Greg
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