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Need to replace battery in my Zire 72 PDA. Have tools but no instructions! Can you help?

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Tutorial on this link:
http://www.macslab.com/charlies/Zire72Batt.html


copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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It seems that unfortunately you PDA is damaged and needs professional repair service, or just forget about it and buy another one.

Water causes to have corrosion and shorts in electronic devices, even if is dried internally (residues cause the shorts), which is an quemical effect of have water (or moisture) with copper and other metals and a voltage from the battery.

If anyway is already damaged, you may want to try in repair it yourself.

If so, you will need to open it, and remove all residues (kind of green or white dust over the components) from the copper traces, connectors and components.

If the event is recent, there is the chance you can clean it completely, but I do see that this happened a couple of months ago.

If several weeks (or months) passed, then a deep corrosion already took place in it, and is likely that the components and connections have been permanently damaged.

In order to open and repair, you will need:

1. Torx scredriver and philips screwdriver
2. Plastic pry tool to open it without leave marks or damage the PDA housing
3. 5X magnifier with light, or better if you can use a microscope, so you can review all the areas (including under the tiny electronic components) and clean them.

If you send it to repair, it will be expensive, and it may be over the cost of buy an used PDA but in good working conditions.

I mean, depending of the damage caused by the water, it may be necessary to replace one or all the major components inside the PDA (mainboard, LCD screen, speaker, camera, battery, etc).

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How much it will cost to repair it?

It's hard to answer it if a proper diagnostics has not been done on it to confirm what is working, and what is not.

It could be in the range of $50.00 to $200.00, depending of what is broken.

I am not telling you that somebody will take you for a ride with your PDA, but if multiple parts are broken, then will be necessary to replace them.

In the other hand, if only a connection is loose because of the drop, then no parts will be needed.

You can check different options to have a diagnostics p[erformed on your pda, and then make the decision if you want it repaired.

Such PDAs are sold in working conditions in Ebay in the range of $90.00 - $120.00.

I do recommend you to look for a technician service where the diagnoctics has a flat fee, and where is garanteed that a complete diagnostics and full quote will be given to you prior to perform the repair, and then compare such quote to the price of buy an used one.

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