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post Oct 15 2008, 09:41 AM
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Hello all

For a long time, ever since I dropped it once, my zaurus' screen mechanism was a bit wobbly.
Nothing that would prevent me from using it, but it finally got on my nerves and I decided to fix
it now. Could anyone give me some advice/pointers?
BTW, the wobblyness is not in the screen lifting but the screen rotating part, so the screen panel moves
a few mm to the sides when in portrait mode (only if I push it with my finger, not on its own).

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post Oct 20 2008, 03:01 PM
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I'd have thought some very careful disassembly and use of some "araldite" to stiffen any internal plastics would help.

My old laptop which became wifes had a dodgy hinge, the plastic had cracked. I rebuilt most of the corner of the laptop casing using layers of araldite and it was stronger than new when I finished.

be sure to use lots of masking tape on the zaurus' external plastic if you do start messing around with glues, any smudges and it will spoil the finish.
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