Jun 19 2009

Knowing Your Limits

Category: Personal,Windows MobileChrisM @ 4:20 am

After a lot of research this long night, I have decided to take the sensible route – leave my Kaiser screen and keyboard repair task to someone less ham fisted than me 🙁
Give me a soldering iron and a proper old fashioned PCB without any SMT components, and I will (and indeed used to as part of one of my jobs) have a go at diagnosing and repairing problems. Having found shots of the internals of my phone, I don’t think I have the dexterity required to disassemble the phone, remove the LCD and digitizer, replace them, and then reassemble it all without breaking any plastic tabs, flexible connectors and small components. A friend had kindly offered to bring the parts over from the UK (don’t trust the postal service here, and a courier would make the whole deal not worth it financially), but I think I would just be setting myself up for a fall. Shame, but it looks like I’ll need to wait six months or so until I’m back in Britain, and send the phone off to a professional to do the job. Might see if they can replace the keyboard and joystick on my old phone as well.
Speaking of limits, I need to be up in 3 – 4 hours to look after Anna, so I’ll say good night for now, and carry on with the posts I’d intended to write tonight tomorrow instead.

Good night.

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