Question about Acer n30 Pocket PC
Can anybody help? I am having trouble with the battery life on my Acern30. I have bought a longer life battery but cannot find how the PDA comes apart. There are 4 thin screws on the corners of the back panel, but when removed nothing happens? Thanks in anticipation.
There is a lot of very confusing information about this battery pack and PDA - many companies are selling the battery without instructions and many reviewers/users claim that there is no way to replace the battery. Acer makes no mention of this either way and didn't seem too keen to answer the question. The screws that you mention appear to be the ones as at least one company is selling the battery with a screwdriver included that appears to be the one for the four thin screws. Just make sure there are no other screws hiding under a sticker or similar - running a stylus over any stickers should reveal any potential screws that may have to be removed (almost certainly opening the case will void the warranty if still an issue) Another company is also selling an "unmarking case opening tool" which is essentially a small plastic spatula - therefore I believe that when the screws are out you should be able to push something gently into the gap between the shells, popping it open - from photos it would appear that the small groove between the shells in the corners are the places to start. BE gentle and careful with this as the possibility of damage is there, but once one part of the shells start to separate you should be able to see clearer what is holding them together. If you want a bit more info then try e-mailing these guys; http://www.pdasmart.com/pda-battery-center/battery_ACER_ACER-N30_battery_center.htm They should be able to help as they do sell the battery and are well respected. Hope this helps and good luck :) - if you are in any doubt about doing it yourself then i recommend finding a repair shop near you, although I cannot believe it is too complicated to open. if there is any confusion about actually swapping the battery once the case is open, please post back with a photo of the inside and I hope we can help, but i think it should be easy enough once you are in - make sure you ground yourself properly and touch as little as necessary when inside.
Posted on Jun 21, 2007
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