[NTLK] Serial board installation

From: James Fraser <fast_fierce_and_funny_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Sat May 20 2006 - 09:44:03 EDT

Frank Gruendel <newtontalk_at_pda-soft.de> wrote:

>I think I've installed at least two dozens of these [serial] boards by now
>haven't had a single complaint.

Cool. Thanks to you and others on the board for confiming that an
installation can indeed be done without harm to the Newton.

What prompted the question was seeing a Newton with serial board mod for
sale. After quizzing the owner about the condition of the case plastics, he
admitted seeing a hairline crack near where the board was installed. I
guess this is not an irreparable problem, though:

>Woody Smith <woodysmith () comcast ! net>
>Date: 2005-04-15 22:36:22

>once a crack is started I suggest using a solvent such as Testors solvent
>available at hobby stores (not Airplane cement or glue). It will dissolve
>the plastic and allow it to weld together. I have had success with this
>for cracks in the case.

...it's just that I am timid about using any sort of solvents on case
plastics. The thought of doing so makes me want to run and hide.

I'm afraid I'm more of a "preventative medicine" kind of guy.


James Fraser

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