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> Do Anyone Have A Replacement Screen?, or at least know of a cheap generic.
cho1ce
post Sep 13 2006, 02:07 PM
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busted my screen accidently, i think the backlight is str8 but the screen is most crack-ed. i'm starting to think i might have to try an figure out how to get a new zaurus sl-5500, becuase the name brand screens are so expensive!
it did serve well the 3 years i had it. smile.gif


so then it hit me, "hey maybe theres another manufacturer of a screen that 'would' work" but alas, it doesnt seem this way.

or maybe its time to upgrade to a new model?

so one more question!

is milkytracker running on any of the other zaurii, an if so how much do those usually go for, cuz i really dont want to pay much more than 200usd. i would really like to stick with something that has a cf 2 &/or sd slots.

thankyou, in advance!
-rahn
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miskinis
post Sep 13 2006, 02:48 PM
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Hi,

I'm not sure where you are located, your profile does not specify.

I bought my first 5500 on ebay, and one sound channel did not work, and
there is a slight (not sure of a correct word to use) issue with the screen, that
is hardly noticable. I think it might be an attempt to remove a scratch on
the screen by the previous owner. I was going to return it, as I ordered another
5500 on ebay, but I dropped the stylus on cement, and it broke. Then I
started playing with different ROMs, and decided I'd keep the extra 5500 to
use to experiment with stuff, without making my "main" 5500 unusable, etc.
And, it was nice to have the extra cradle, power supply, and battery, in case
one failed.

At this point I never use the other 5500, and it works perfectly, other than the sound
channel, and the very slight artifact which looks like it is on the external glass.

I can try to take some pics of it, and would be willing to let it go for cheap, and/or
some SD cards, CF cards, or something else in trade as well. I would want to
keep the accessories, and possibly the battery though, so let me know if
you are interested. If it wasn't in a case, it would just be collecting dust!
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miskinis
post Sep 13 2006, 05:36 PM
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You may also want to move this to the for sale and wanted forum, to increase
your odds of finding a suitable replacement screen.
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cho1ce
post Sep 14 2006, 02:59 PM
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thanks for the reply! im curious where the mark on the screen is? more than likely i would be able to fix the audio jack problem, an if not then i could transfer the screen to mine.

thanks again smile.gif
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miskinis
post Sep 15 2006, 03:38 AM
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QUOTE(cho1ce @ Sep 14 2006, 06:59 PM)
thanks for the reply! im curious where the mark on the screen is? more than likely i would be able to fix the audio jack problem, an if not then i could transfer the screen to mine.

thanks again smile.gif
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I'm unsure as to whether it is just an audio jack problem. I posted a question
a long time ago, probably in the 5500 hardware forum, asking if anyone has
ever had and cured this problem. I opened up the unit, and the jack is very
hard to get to, without taking a lot of other things off. I thought it might be just
a bent prong on the jack, but the way it is mounted on the board, I gave up.
I then remember seeing someone post an audio problem, possibly with a
Cxxx model, and it appeared to be one of the ICs.

I will try to snap a picture of the screen soon, but my camera is only 640x480 so
I am not sure how well that will work out... If I forget, reply or PM me in a day
or so, to remind me. I have a lot of other stuff to do today...
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miskinis
post Sep 15 2006, 07:02 PM
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Hi,

I would need a decent digital camera to be able to provide a picture of the
LCD screen that illustrates the issue with that 5500 LCD screen. It took me
about 15 seconds to find it, that's how insignificant it is. There is a very slight
"buffing" that appears to have been done, probably in an attempt to remove
a tiny scratch by the previous owner. It seems to cast a shadow onto the LCD
panel a little bit, slightly darkening an oval area about half the width of a
pencil eraser, and about as tall as one.

In the 2 snapshots below look for a slight darkening within the boundaries of
the "Opera" icon... It is near the top right part of the "O" in Opera.
By the way, I forgot how simple/stable/predicatble the SHARP
ROM was, as I have not seen it in a while. I loaned this to a friend for a while,
and he did not even take it out of the case.

Attached File  4.jpg ( 118.78K ) Number of downloads: 77

Attached File  5.jpg ( 118.52K ) Number of downloads: 85
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cho1ce
post Sep 16 2006, 05:21 PM
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no kidding! i had actually developed a mark in the same spot on my zaurus.
lets continue this with pm. smile.gif
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miskinis
post Sep 16 2006, 05:27 PM
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QUOTE(cho1ce @ Sep 16 2006, 09:21 PM)
no kidding! i had actually developed a mark in the same spot on my zaurus.
lets continue this with pm. smile.gif
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Well, some of the info we have been discussing might be valuable to other
5500 and other model owners as well.

Since you said you developed a mark in the same spot, and the previous owner
of that 5500 said he never noticed the spot, I have come to the conclusion that
it is the result of clicking on the Opera icon! Therefore, I would suggest all 5500
owners to periodically re-orient the order of the icons, as there is probably a
pressure-induced marking that can occur to the screen, by repetition.

You also never told me your location, I really hope it is in the US.
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hvontres
post Sep 20 2006, 07:46 AM
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QUOTE(cho1ce @ Sep 13 2006, 03:07 PM)
busted my screen accidently, i think the backlight is str8 but the screen is most crack-ed. i'm starting to think i might have to try an figure out how to get a new zaurus sl-5500, becuase the name brand screens are so expensive!
it did serve well the 3 years i had it. smile.gif



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Maybe this might interest you:
5500 screen donor on ebay
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cavit8
post Oct 2 2006, 01:33 PM
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QUOTE(hvontres @ Sep 20 2006, 10:46 AM)
QUOTE(cho1ce @ Sep 13 2006, 03:07 PM)
busted my screen accidently, i think the backlight is str8 but the screen is most crack-ed. i'm starting to think i might have to try an figure out how to get a new zaurus sl-5500, becuase the name brand screens are so expensive!
it did serve well the 3 years i had it. smile.gif



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Maybe this might interest you:
5500 screen donor on ebay
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Updated link http://tinyurl.com/l9w2f
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miskinis
post Oct 2 2006, 08:46 PM
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Well it seems cho1ce made me an offer on mine, then stopped responding to PMs. I
think I'm going to put that 5500 (with only one channel of audio from headphone
jack, and hardly noticable screen issue) on the for sale forum here. I have not decided
what to do, as far as keeping the battery and charger for spares but I will tonight.
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