[NTLK] Message pad 130

Smith Woody woodysmith at me.com
Mon Apr 16 20:08:00 EDT 2012

The USPS link is here

USPS-Produced Box: 8-5/8" x 5-3/8" x 1-5/8"
Maximum weight 4 pounds.
To Germany is 16.95  plus any insurance you may require

	Your box and following conditions for 1lb
	Other than rolls: Max. length 24", max length, height and depth  
(thickness) combined 36"
	Rolls: Max. length 36". Max length and twice the diameter combined 42"
To Germany as first class mail

 From Germany to here for Priority seems to be about 9 Euro Plus  
packaging and any insurance you may require

A five lb package the size of an emate gets very expensive.  Items in  
the range of an ounce or two that fit a #10 envelope are very  

Hope this is useful.

I'm willing to do hinge repairs on eMates,  but this is not a  
difficult task and unless the display ribbon is damaged it's easy to  
do yourself.  Years ago I had a small workshop at my house with 4  
novices and we all did an emate Hinge re-grease including all  
disassembly including, unsoldering backlight and speaker, taking the  
hinge apart for thorough cleaning and straitening and reassembly in  
about 3 hours,  This included refreshments and conversation.

There aren't any simple repairs on the Messagepads except part  
replacement such as backlight, and many wouldn't call that simple.


On Apr 16, 2012, at 5:01 PM, James Fraser wrote:

> Hello,
> Since you've just had an MP130 shipped from the EU, can you and/or  
> Frank
> Gruendel comment on the approximate cost of shipping MP1x0s and  
> MP2x00s around
> between the US and the EU?
> International postage rates change all the time, obviously, but it  
> might be nice
> if NewtonTalkers had some sort of ballpark figure.
> (In fact, is there anyone who still performs MessagePad repairs in  
> the US?)
> Best,
> James Fraser

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