The Palm Graveyard


Don't carry Palm in pant pocket

Victim: Ron Webb
Date added: 2/13/2000


Last Thursday, I was doing some shopping. Normally, I always wear a shirt with a pocket and I keep the Palm IIIx there, but on Thursday, I was wearing shorts and a T-shirt. I first put my Palm in my right pocket on my shorts until I made a stop at the bank. After making a notation after my transaction, I placed my Palm back in my left pocket and walked back to my car. I got in and closed the door. The door didn't close all the way and I heard something drop. I opened the door and saw the cover to my Palm laying on the ground. I looked a few feet away and saw my Palm. It looked like it had rebooted, I saw the familiar Palm Computing logo and went to Preferences. As I picked it up, I noticed the top right corner of the grass was cracked in two places. I tried to see if I could get it to work. The hard buttons worked fine, but the stylus was way off. I'd touch something on the right side of the screen and nothing would happen. I touch the screen and it thought I was touching the left edge of the screen. Call my brave, but I think I'll try to repair it myself. I have ordered a replacement glass and will try to carefully follow the instructions. I just hate the idea of paying someone half the price of a new Palm IIIx to repair the glass. If I screw it all up, then I'll buy a newer and possible better model. The glass should arrive any day now. Wish me luck.

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