Re: [NTLK] Emate 300 Hinge Repair (Reassembly)

From: Woody Smith <>
Date: Mon Oct 27 2008 - 03:37:12 EDT

Well Done.
I have a few spare eMate screw hole plugs if that is what lost a
chunk. contact me off list
Even though your eMate is "Brand New", the grease is more than ten
years old. I hope you took the time to remove the old grease and
replace it.

Though the slider issue has been addressed on this list in the past it
is good to post it again. Other reassembly issues are the placement
of the backlight wires when reassembling the display cover and
remembering the lid switch.


On Oct 26, 2008, at 10:54 PM, Ryan Vetter wrote:

> Hi:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Ryan

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