Re: [NTLK] newtontalk Digest V4 #720

From: James Elliott (
Date: Mon Dec 27 2004 - 10:59:22 PST

Do the hinge repair. If you don't, when it does mess up on you (take
into account just how old these machines are), you will also have to
replace the ribbon cable to the display.


At 12:23 AM -0800 12/27/04, wrote:
>From: "Kristi Z. Dowell" <>
>Subject: [NTLK] advice: emate 300
>Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2004 13:58:50 -0600
>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?

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