[NTLK] Advice on recelling an eMate300 battery pack

Forrest newton_phoenix at mindspring.com
Tue Oct 24 14:47:11 EDT 2017


One of your better qualities, IMHO, is that you are not only making a film about a project near and dear to all of us here, but you are also A NEWTON USER. And, one who is not afraid to get his hands dirty, so to speak.

HUGE props and kudos to you for successfully completing the eMate hinge fix. While I understand that it’s not that hard (I don’t own an eMate—yet ;-) ), the fact that you took on the project yourself says much about your love for things Newton.

Which—again, IMHO—says much about how engaging and on point your Newton film is going to be.


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> On Oct 23, 2017, at 1:57 PM, L.W. Brown <lwb at mac.com> wrote:
> 👍🏻
> -L.W. Brown
> via 6s+
>> On Oct 23, 2017, at 12:45, Noah Leon <moosefuel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I just re-celled an eMate that I acquired so that my daughter could use it.
>> Mine was a bit of a hack, I used IKEA NIMH batteries, but I think if you
>> can get a hold of an RC battery pack that would be much better. Just be
>> sure to get one with a lot of milliamps, the higher the longer it will
>> last. Changing the battery is relatively easy, you only have to remove the
>> two screws on the bottom and it's pretty straightforward from there if you
>> have some experience soldering. What I would be concerned about also is
>> whether your hinges are in good shape. I opened mine up at the urging of
>> Frank Gruendel and found that the hinge had popped loose and almost
>> punctured the display cable.
>> I spent a few hours with the guides below and fixed the hinges. It wasn't
>> difficult, just time-consuming. About 4hrs in all since it was my first
>> time.
>> http://www.pda-soft.de/emate_battery_pack.html
>> http://www.inventors-emporium.co.uk/pages/newton-emate-hinge.html
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