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You can get a repair kit here:http://www.pocketpctechs.com/main~unit~Palm_LifeDrive-421~area~repairs-Parts+Only~item~PPC-TOOLKIT01.htm
or just use the link to learn what tools you'll need.
In parts alone it can reach 200$, you'll have to google for it.
There's a chance that you only cracked the touch screen, and not the LCD, which changes the picture, and can cut the cost by more than half. I can attach below a picture of a cracked LCD, and another of a damaged touchscreen, so you can see the difference, just note that it's of an Ipaq, so might not be the same as yours.
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Unfortunetly that usually indicates the harddrive has failed on you. Try a power on hard reset. It is the same as the hard reset but the power need to be plugged in as well.
If you look there are several places that will replace the drive with either a new drive of a compact flash card. The card is the way to go as it increases battery life but is about 10x faster acessing stuff.
Usually the click is the hard drive. There are places that can sell or install a replacement hard drive or even replace it with a compact flash card. The CF card is the way to go. Better battery life by a lot and much faster.
You have two options one is of course a replacement drive but the other is replacing the little hard drive with a flash disk. The flash drive is nothing more than a 4gb compact flash memory card that happens to use the same connector as the Hitachi hard drive. Of the two I'd go flash myself.
The flash disk is faster and uses far less power so your battery life can increase by quite a bit. I think it is something like 10% of the power. Next to the display this is the single biggest power item. I've heard of the useful battery life increasing anywhere from 3x to about 6x after doing this. You can get the drive or flash from several places online. These are the same CF cards as used in many cameras. Most also offer the installation service.
Here is a link to one place but do a few searches and compare prices etc. Just search for lifedrive, flash, drive or lifedrive hard drive replacement and you should get quite a few.
"and a crack"?
Is the plasma screen actually broken?
If so, you can disregard the following . . .
All digital sets have semiconductors that can control areas from pixel size to the entire screen in an X-Y matrix.
When a section of the screen fials, it is because a portion of the drive circuits has failed.
In some sets, the final drive circuits are part of the display itself and can't be replaced without replacing the entire display.
Yes. Look through all of your apps for "Hotsync" when you open this, you will see the normal screen that comes on when you push the hotsync button. touch the hotsync logo button on the screen and it should work. Hope this helps.
Seems the LifeDrive Micro Drive is the killer on these Palms. Mine did the same thing and after extensive online research I found that the micro drive can be replaced with a Compact Flash card which is much more reliable. Apparently there are only certain CF cards that work with the LifeDrive though. I have found at least one retailer that sells a compatible CF preloaded with the Lifedrive software. The route I took for repair was to send it out to a guy that advertises his service on eBay. You send in the LifeDrive, he diagnoses it for $5, and can install the CF card with software for $89 (he waives the $5 if you have him fix it). I am looking forward to getting mine back in permanent working order! Here is the link: http://myworld.ebay.com/itsnothere/
I would guess you bought a dud micro drive or its been cleaned off. You could try a hard reset and see if it fixes itself. Perhaps the fellow cleaned off his information but hopefully he left the restore partition alone. You can rebuild that if you extract the files from the 2.0 upgrade and so on. There are a few tutorials on how and what to do on some of the hardcore LD sites.
Hopefully you didn't harm the board itself with a static discharge. I've seen a few guys do the swap and end up with a dead LD but usually they don't see anything at all.