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Palm IIIx Screens Die

Have had a succession of Palm IIIx screens go blank -- not sure if device still working in there. Is this a common problem because these machines are aging out, or is there some solution? Thanks for any insight...

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Re: Palm IIIx Screens Die

Well, the Palm III line has a product design defect. The cable that connects to the screen is right next to the stylus; the stylus could rub on the cable and eventually disconnect it. Use a small Philips screwdriver and remove all four screws. Use a flathead and pry the case open gently. There is a white ribbon cable next to the stylus: make sure it is seated firmly. To reassemble, do the opening steps backward.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

Re: Palm IIIx Screens Die

It is possible that screen connector got loose. My initial intermitent problem was that PDA wouldn't turn on properly, the screen would flicker and/or show grey area. On my palm IIIx I did remove the back cover and pushed the connector all the way in the slot and now it works just fine.

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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