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dansawyer
All,

I have a broken 5500 Z. I would like to take it apar. I have taken out the 4 scews in the battery compartment, the 2 on the top and 1 on the side. At this point it starts to seperate. I believe I am missing 1 or more screws. Can someone point out where they are??

Thanks.
Dan
soycap
I think what you are missing is that you need to remove the keyboard cover first. This walks you through the whole process:

http://www.tekprosystems.com/zaurus/internals.htm

I would suggest that you pick up some "thin" gutar picks to help to snap apart the case (step 12), just don't force anything. The picks helped me a lot.

I have had mine apart a few times, what are you trying to do?

soycap
dansawyer
thank you

My light burnt out. I am trying to see if it is replacable. I may buy a bricked Z and swap lights.

Dan
soycap
Good luck and let us know how you make out.

If you do get a bricked Z, you may want to get one with a working LCD. Take a closer look when you open the unit. Relpacing the screen with the light already attached might be much easier than just replacing the light.

soycap
dansawyer
Well,

I was able to take is apart and put it back together. There were a few hangups:

1. there is one screw under the keypad

2. there were several small plactic parts that fell out.

3. upon reassmebly operations seemed 'soft' for a while.

All in all it is not a difficult procedure.

This Z seems to have an intermittent. The light now works about 80% of the time. I am convinced it is a S/W race condition on boot/restore.

Dan
kgw
QUOTE(dansawyer @ Aug 28 2004, 06:59 PM)
I have a broken 5500 Z. I would like to take it apar. I have taken out the 4 scews in the battery compartment, the 2 on the top and 1 on the side. At this point it starts to seperate.  I believe I am missing 1 or more screws. Can someone point out where they are??
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There is a good source of info about this at:

Zaurus Dissasembly

Ken
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