[NTLK] Loose eMate HInge

Woody Smith woodysmith at me.com
Sat Oct 25 21:11:53 EDT 2014


The soldering is very simple. It is the backlight and speaker wires that are surface soldered. I usually tin the tip of my pencil with low temperature solder once it is hot and the wires release quickly and leave enough solder behind to reattach them. A steady hand will get the job done.

Woody


> On Oct 24, 2014, at 8:58 PM, Greg Hankins <mail at sevenlakestimes.net> wrote:
> 
> Thanks, Woody!
> 
> I'm a neophyte with a soldering pencil, but I just did my first eMate battery pack. So, perhaps I'll muster the courage to attempt it.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Greg
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> On Oct 23, 2014, at 7:16 AM, Woody Smith <woodysmith at me.com> wrote:
> 
>> 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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