Re: [NTLK] advice: emate 300

From: Martin Joseph (
Date: Sun Dec 26 2004 - 12:21:29 PST

On Dec 26, 2004, at 11:58 AM, Kristi Z. Dowell wrote:

> I purchased, as part of a lot, 8 newton emates. Before purchasing, I
> did some research to determine the amount of refurbishment work
> involved. It appears rebuilding the battery and screen hinges are the
> 2
> main 'repairs.'
> However, I have one that is definitely lightly used. The screen hinges
> aren't floppy and the battery seems to be charging (I have *one* Newton
> adaptor from long ago) if the orange light means charging. Plus, the
> white identification card in the back is still there and the mate's
> case
> is free of scratches, scuffs, and adhesive.
> So, I'm thinking of NOT doing, especially, the hinge repair. Does
> anyone have an estimate on a 'new' emates need for hinge repair?

Every emate needs this upgrade/fix.

I do have a buddy who refused to do it and he has been using his emate
for about 4 years without a problem, but it's definitely a case of
better safe then sorry...


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