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I bought my T|E because it was the first affordable (by me) high-end Palm. After many years of consumer life, I've also found out that high quality -> high price. The inverse might not be true, though.
When I heard the comments about "a terribly humming screen", I didn't gave them much credit... until my handheld started to sound like a Jumbo down in the runway.
This solution will problably work, but one should expect more from palmone or whichever company...
P1 really should take care of these such issues. Unfortunately, they're too small of a company (compared to Dell, HP, Sony, etc.) to deal with these more trivial issues.[signature0]the secret to enjoying your job is to have a hobby that's even worse[/signature0][signature1]My PDAs: Visor --> Visor Neo (blue) --> Zire 71 --> Tungsten T3[/signature1]
I won't buy another PalmOne device until they fix this problem, even if this means I'll have to switch to Tapwave or *shock* PPC.pen & paper -> m515 -> Zire72 -> TH55 & Handera 330
The digitizer we are refering to in this store will work on the following units: Tungsten T, T2, E, C, W, Zire 71 & Zire 72 Units.
Yes, that one digitizer will fit all those models. We have installed them in all of those units and know first hand that they will work/fit.
Thanks,PDAparts Service Dept.
I don't know about that... HP refused to offer up a "fix" for the "power-saving feature" that turns off bluetooth on the iPaq 2215 after a few minutes. Not very useful when you bought the thing for use with a BT GPS module... HP made one update, brought out the Darth Vader Pez-dispenser iPaqs and killed off the 22xx series after only 1 minor firmware update.
Seems to me that PalmOne deals with major and minor issues as well or better than the competition.
Problem seems to be that Palm used to be the LEADER of PDAs, and when you are doing just as well as dismal creators such as HP then HP will mow you down with all the $$$ they have to blow on advertising and corporate connections.
PalmOne needs to design better from the beginning, rather than putting out sub-par releases and promising to do better "next time." They had three (3) chances with the sliding Tungsten and the 3rd attempt (!!!) had screws that fell out after a month (and Palm wanted $125 to fix this "user problem"). The Treo 650 is 33-40% LESS usable than the Treo 600... can't blame HP or Dell for cheaping out on the memory. Rampant digitizer issues with Palms have been with us since the original Pilot, and it's really amazing that after 8 or 9 years the most basic of interface issues on the Palm haven't been stabilized in the builds.
If someone like PDAParts got into the "Palm mod" scene, they could do a knockdown business selling beefier batteries (like the one currently discussed on Brighthand but without the year-long delay in actually getting the batteries into peoples' hands), replacement screens, Sharp-to-Sony screen swaps, slider tightening.
Figure a "T3 overhaul" kit of slider tightening, bigger battery installation, and a thorough internal cleaning for $75ish and you have a goldmine right there (at least for the initial rush period).
Remember the veritable cottage industry that sprang up around Game Boy Advance Afterburner backlight installs from '02 until '03? Triton Labs did pretty for a time and certain garnered a lot of buzz (in itself priceless). I'd still personally prefer a Afterburner GBA classic than the cramped formfactor of a GBA SP.
I assume this is replacing just the digitizer and not the complete screen, correct? Not a bad deal, considering it would save the cost of replacing the PDA. BTW; how long before the T3 screen and the T5 battery are available?
And since I'm unloading all my questions, did you determine if the actual buzz is caused by sympathetic resonances between the digitizer and the LCD high voltage circuit?
do Treo 650s use this same screen? will i have the same issues if i decide to use this as an opportunity to do a serious upgrade?palmIII>HandERA330>SonySJ20>TungstenE
Rather than fixing it, I would rather use my new Treo 650. ;-)--With great power comes great responsiblity.