[NTLK] eMate spring repair

L.W. Brown lwb at mac.com
Fri Mar 19 12:18:41 PDT 2021

After seeing those (marvelous) photos, would be simpler, yet still ”safe & effective" to
1- wrap wire around the 2 legs of the original spring so there’s less give for them to pop apart, 
and then – after they’re somewhat stabilized – 
2- put in a washer or other type of metal, esp. if it had crimps to help keep the legs from splaying out…

Also: how easy is it to strip out whatever that screw goes into? I’ve stripped far too much older plastic!

> On Mar 19, 2021, at 11:31 AM, NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:
> That's correct. However, using a creased washer with a sufficient diameter
> will ensure that, once the spring leg pops out, it'll be too short to
> puncture the display ribbon cable. So the worst that can happen is that the
> lid gets wobbly.

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