Andy1979 wrote: ↑
Fri May 31, 2019 12:31 pm
SpaceFlightOrange wrote: ↑
Wed May 29, 2019 3:53 pm
flaxcottage wrote: ↑
Mon May 27, 2019 8:19 pm
I'll echo that. Well done.
It's in amazing condition, barely a scratch on it. Sadly though, the plastic in the battery compartment holding one of the battery contacts has become brittle and needs a little repair, and one of the hinges is showing signs that its starting to crack, but this is a common fault on these, im hoping I can do a little repair to this. apart from that, it works perfectly. no signs of any battery leakage at all though.
The 4mb card was a bonus, that and the fact it is half full of apps! mainly games, but Autoroute is there! they just needed re-installing.
That's a great buy, the 4mb cards sell for upwards of £30 on eBay just by themselves.
I've repaired a couple of these recently by purchasing a non-working model (for more than you paid
) and transplanting bits of the case. You just need to watch that there are a few different versions of the top lid as they switched to a different display design. If you catch it before it breaks you can probably araldite a small piece of metal to the back of the hinge. The other common fault is that the battery leads break, so it'll randomly turn off. That's an easy fix if it happens. Display cables can also go, but don't think that's as common as with the Series 5.
Thanks for the tips. The hinge damage is slight, just a little crack (you'll have to view the full image to see it):
I was hoping a small amount of epoxy or something might hold it.
Here's the card:
Really pleased with it. Goes some way to helping me get over the regret I feel at selling my Series 5 about 10 years ago, for a stupidly low price at a car boot sale!! Oh the Irony!
This doesn't feel as well built as the Series 5. I hope to get a 5mx at some point.
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