[NTLK] eMate spring repair

L.W. Brown lwb at mac.com
Fri Mar 19 12:57:15 PDT 2021

OOPS!! Typo: that was suppod to be /question/ based on lack of knowledge, not a statement based on any actual information!!!
 -  ”would [{IT}] be … ?"

> On Mar 19, 2021, at 12:18 PM, L.W. Brown via NewtonTalk <newtontalk at newtontalk.net> wrote:
> After seeing those (marvelous) photos, would [{IT}] 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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