Re: [NTLK] Sudden eMate problem

From: Woody Smith <>
Date: Sat Sep 29 2007 - 10:24:33 EDT

Smoothness of opening is no proof, since the released spring can ride
on the ribbon for a while before cutting through or it can be
sudden. Most of the hinge failures the i have seen lead to loss of
touch sensitivity and partial display problems.
Check the contrast slide.
Press the reset button with volume turned up, does it chime?
If no chime try holding the button for a twenty count.

Still no good, remove power and battery and reseat the ROM board in
the battery compartment.

See Franks site <>
or contact me off list if you would like me to look at it.


On Sep 29, 2007, at 8:59 AM, Sherry Ramsey wrote:

> Last night my eMate was working just fine, this morning I can't get
> it to turn on at all--as in, nothing appears on the screen,
> pressing the power button has no result, it's plugged in and the
> charging light is on, but no life on screen. I don't *think* it's
> a hinge/display cable problem as the opening action is still smooth
> and easy, although I could certainly be wrong about that and am
> willing to take it apart and check...just wondered if there might
> be another possible explanation I'm not aware of.
> Any help appreciated!
> Sherry

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