[NTLK] eMate

Frank Gruendel newtontalk at pda-soft.de
Tue Apr 17 16:53:11 EDT 2012

> i got the ebay from a person on ebay that claimed to have inspected
> the hinges and the spring and found them to be ok-
> I paid a bit more for this emate.

If there aren't at least washers below the hinge screws, the hinges aren't
OK. I've once had a new and never used eMate on my workbench that developed
the hinge problem a couple of weeks after it had been unpacked. Don't expect
your eMate to be the exception to the rule. There are no exceptions. Unless
the washers are installed, your eMate will one day turn into a paperweight.

> As I said, it worked fine for about 4 days then all of a sudden
> it locked up and was dead, I reset it and when it came back the
> screen was like this- but the mate was running, as you could hear
> touches and clicks.

Maybe the contrast is too low. Slowly slide both sliders all the way to the
right and to the left. Make sure both sliders "feel" the same. If the seller
has looked at the hinges, he must have disassembled the eMate. If the green
knobs you move aren't properly positioned during reassembly, it can happen
that your moving them pushes their sliders (the parts soldered to the
mainboard) to an end position they'll remain in.

> The screen is just a pure green- as if the bl and or brightness is turned
up 100%.

There's no brightness control. If the screen is a pure green, the backlight
is on and there's no screen content.

Good luck


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