Re: [NTLK] Catastrophic hinge repair?

From: Martin Joseph <>
Date: Sun Jun 24 2007 - 03:46:30 EDT

On Jun 24, 2007, at 12:00 AM, Douglas Johnston wrote:

> Well, I finally decided to crack open my newish eMate to do the hinge
> repair, despite my overwhelming fear of the guts of any electronic
> beast. (I'm a software techie, not a hardware one.) Thanks to Frank's
> great instructions ( I
> was able to disassemble it and --if I don't say so myself-- do an
> excellent job on the hinges. The right hinge had one spring out, but
> everything, including the display cable, seemed fine otherwise.
> Two hours later, I finally put it back together, essentially
> following the instructions in reverse, put in the battery, and hit
> the power key....
> ...And nothing. Dead in the water.
> I distinctly remember putting back all the cables and ribbons in the
> right places and locking them. The case fit fine, and there were no
> parts left over. I have no grounding strap, but I constantly touched
> pieces of metal during the operation, and handled all parts gingerly.
> The only two things that *might* give me a clue is that plugging in
> the power adapter will cause the green LED to come on (though the
> unit will still not power on), and for some reason the Contrast is
> *really* loose, sliding on its own as I tip the machine sideways.
Sounds like the contrast is set to minimum and not seated into the
slider as it should be.

This means the emate is probably working perfectly, but you just
can't see it because the contrast is set wrong....

Good Luck,

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