[NTLK] eMate hinge repair for dummies
vladkorotnev at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 21:13:33 EDT 2013
As for the ribbon cables, I can disconnect and then reconnect them with no problem.
Gonna disassemble it today then.
On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 11:09 PM, Woody Smith <woodysmith at me.com> wrote:
> You should do this repair because you may already have a released
> spring that is resting on the ribbon, but not yet cut through. I have
> seen this in a significant number of eMates that I have opened.
> There was a technique that others wrote about where you left the wires
> soldered and manipulated the logic board to flip over to the right.
> Due to the ribbons connected to the keyboard i felt that this put too
> much stress and wasn't worth it.
> Removing and reattaching the speaker wires and backlight wires is
> extremely easy since they are surface soldered to a small pad. The
> main risk is over heating the pad and causing it to release from the
> logic board.
> I use a hot well tinned soldering pencil, a quick touch while slightly
> tugging the wire and it's released. To reattach orient the wire on
> the pad which should still have enough solder and with another quick
> touch its reattached, a steady hand is needed to keep the wire in
> place for the solder to harden.
> A quick touch is a fraction of a second.
> If you own a soldering iron/pencil your skill level is probably high
> If you have a friend with soldering experience, ask for help. When
> eMates were expensive I helped many folks with this repair but today
> the cost of shipping is greater than the cost of the eMate.
> On Apr 7, 2013, at 11:05 AM, Vladislav Korotnev wrote:
>> Sadly I haven't done a hinge check on my eMate even though I've had
>> it for >3 years already.
>> As far as I've seen on Frank's pda-soft page, I will have to do
>> soldering to the motherboard.
>> Is there a way to do it without even bringing the soldering iron
>> close to it?
>> Also any ways to replace the battery pack with something more usable
>> would be much appreciated.
>> ~ Vladislav Korotnev
>> vladkorotnev at gmail.com
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