[NTLK] Emate 300 Hinge Repair (Reassembly)

From: Ryan Vetter <ryanv_at_me.com>
Date: Sun Oct 26 2008 - 23:54:32 EDT


I just took apart my Emate using instructions from Frank and inventors emporium. I have a brand new Emate that I wanted to add washers to the hinges. Taking it apart for the first time is frustrating, but I managed not to break anything other than a small chunk taken out of some rubber on the handle.

Since Frank does not have reassembly instructions up, I wanted to pass this point on. After I added the bent washers to the hinges, and put everything back together, my volume and contrast sliders were not functional and loose. I looked around on the web without many answers, coming across a partial answer on the Emate crystal overclock page. Here is the most important part of reassembly:

When you seat the motherboard back in place (assuming handle is in top most position), look under the front right side of the motherboard (just tilt the motherboard up slightly and look): you will see 2 switches protruding from the mother board. Each is a "catch": one for the volume slider, the other for the contrast. Mine were in the leftmost position on the motherboard (perhaps a fixed position?). Holding the Emate upside down, with the screen partially open, I slide each slider as far left as they would go. I then pressed the right frontside of the motherboard down, making sure to keep the Emate tilted to the left to ensure the sliders stayed in their leftmost position.

I then screwed the mother board in place, and tested the sliders numerous times to make sure they were working properly. After this, I put the rest of the covers back on the Emate and plugged it in, and everything seems to be working now. So, if you are going to take part your Emate, and you don't want to have to do it twice, make sure your volume and contrast sliders are properly aligned with the 2 catches on the motherboard.



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