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Default Handspring Treo - How to remove the flip

Does anyone know the best way to remove the flip ?

I have a 180 with a bad speaker (caused by a broken wire).

The hinge spring mechanism is on the right hand side... I have removed the
top from the unit but don't see an easy way to remove the flip (top portion
of the clam shell).

Any help is appreciated...

Thanks in advance,

DG


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Default Handspring Treo - How to remove the flip

dgbear wrote:
Does anyone know the best way to remove the flip ?

I have a 180 with a bad speaker (caused by a broken wire).

The hinge spring mechanism is on the right hand side... I have removed the
top from the unit but don't see an easy way to remove the flip (top portion
of the clam shell).

Any help is appreciated...


I have not seen this device, and this advice may break it.
However, often on this sort of thing, if you squeeze the edges of the flip
to bend it into a bowed shape then you may disengage the hinge pins when it's
bent enough.

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Default Handspring Treo - How to remove the flip

dgbear wrote:
Does anyone know the best way to remove the flip ?

I have a 180 with a bad speaker (caused by a broken wire).

The hinge spring mechanism is on the right hand side... I have removed the
top from the unit but don't see an easy way to remove the flip (top portion
of the clam shell).

Any help is appreciated...


I have not seen this device, and this advice may break it.
However, often on this sort of thing, if you squeeze the edges of the flip
to bend it into a bowed shape then you may disengage the hinge pins when it's
bent enough.

--
http://inquisitor.i.am/ | | Ian Stirling.
---------------------------+-------------------------+--------------------------
Two parrots sitting on a perch. One asks the other, "Can you smell fish?"
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Default Handspring Treo - How to remove the flip

I've tried the squeeze trick... no luck.

"Ian Stirling" wrote in message
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dgbear wrote:
Does anyone know the best way to remove the flip ?

I have a 180 with a bad speaker (caused by a broken wire).

The hinge spring mechanism is on the right hand side... I have removed

the
top from the unit but don't see an easy way to remove the flip (top

portion
of the clam shell).

Any help is appreciated...


I have not seen this device, and this advice may break it.
However, often on this sort of thing, if you squeeze the edges of the flip
to bend it into a bowed shape then you may disengage the hinge pins when

it's
bent enough.

--
http://inquisitor.i.am/ | | Ian

Stirling.
---------------------------+-------------------------+--------------------

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Default Handspring Treo - How to remove the flip

I've tried the squeeze trick... no luck.

"Ian Stirling" wrote in message
...
dgbear wrote:
Does anyone know the best way to remove the flip ?

I have a 180 with a bad speaker (caused by a broken wire).

The hinge spring mechanism is on the right hand side... I have removed

the
top from the unit but don't see an easy way to remove the flip (top

portion
of the clam shell).

Any help is appreciated...


I have not seen this device, and this advice may break it.
However, often on this sort of thing, if you squeeze the edges of the flip
to bend it into a bowed shape then you may disengage the hinge pins when

it's
bent enough.

--
http://inquisitor.i.am/ | | Ian

Stirling.
---------------------------+-------------------------+--------------------

------
Two parrots sitting on a perch. One asks the other, "Can you smell fish?"





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"dgbear" bravely wrote to "All" (28 Sep 03 20:48:12)
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Sometimes a small sharp tap with a blunt non-scratching instrument will
do the trick. This very delicately applied brute force method is not
usually found in service manuals but is at times only hinted at.

dg From: "dgbear"

dg I've tried the squeeze trick... no luck.

dg "Ian Stirling" wrote in message
dg ...
dgbear wrote:
Does anyone know the best way to remove the flip ?

I have a 180 with a bad speaker (caused by a broken wire).

The hinge spring mechanism is on the right hand side... I have removed

the
top from the unit but don't see an easy way to remove the flip (top

dg portion
of the clam shell).

Any help is appreciated...


I have not seen this device, and this advice may break it.
However, often on this sort of thing, if you squeeze the edges of the flip
to bend it into a bowed shape then you may disengage the hinge pins when

it's
bent enough.

--
http://inquisitor.i.am/ | | Ian

dg Stirling.

.... Batteries not included.

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"dgbear" bravely wrote to "All" (28 Sep 03 20:48:12)
--- on the heady topic of " Handspring Treo - How to remove the flip"

Sometimes a small sharp tap with a blunt non-scratching instrument will
do the trick. This very delicately applied brute force method is not
usually found in service manuals but is at times only hinted at.

dg From: "dgbear"

dg I've tried the squeeze trick... no luck.

dg "Ian Stirling" wrote in message
dg ...
dgbear wrote:
Does anyone know the best way to remove the flip ?

I have a 180 with a bad speaker (caused by a broken wire).

The hinge spring mechanism is on the right hand side... I have removed

the
top from the unit but don't see an easy way to remove the flip (top

dg portion
of the clam shell).

Any help is appreciated...


I have not seen this device, and this advice may break it.
However, often on this sort of thing, if you squeeze the edges of the flip
to bend it into a bowed shape then you may disengage the hinge pins when

it's
bent enough.

--
http://inquisitor.i.am/ | | Ian

dg Stirling.

.... Batteries not included.

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Default Handspring Treo - How to remove the flip

Are you saying to 1st squeeze the hingle and then tap on it while
applying the squeeze ?

Are you suggesting I do this on the left or right hand hinge ?

Have you had experience in doing this with the Treo ?

Thanks in advance,

DG

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"dgbear" bravely wrote to "All" (28 Sep 03 20:48:12)
--- on the heady topic of " Handspring Treo - How to remove the flip"

Sometimes a small sharp tap with a blunt non-scratching instrument will
do the trick. This very delicately applied brute force method is not
usually found in service manuals but is at times only hinted at.

dg From: "dgbear"

dg I've tried the squeeze trick... no luck.

dg "Ian Stirling" wrote in message
dg ...
dgbear wrote:
Does anyone know the best way to remove the flip ?

I have a 180 with a bad speaker (caused by a broken wire).

The hinge spring mechanism is on the right hand side... I have removed

the
top from the unit but don't see an easy way to remove the flip (top

dg portion
of the clam shell).

Any help is appreciated...


I have not seen this device, and this advice may break it.
However, often on this sort of thing, if you squeeze the edges of the

flip
to bend it into a bowed shape then you may disengage the hinge pins when

it's
bent enough.

--
http://inquisitor.i.am/ | | Ian

dg Stirling.

.... Batteries not included.


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Default Handspring Treo - How to remove the flip

Are you saying to 1st squeeze the hingle and then tap on it while
applying the squeeze ?

Are you suggesting I do this on the left or right hand hinge ?

Have you had experience in doing this with the Treo ?

Thanks in advance,

DG

"Asimov" wrote in message
...
"dgbear" bravely wrote to "All" (28 Sep 03 20:48:12)
--- on the heady topic of " Handspring Treo - How to remove the flip"

Sometimes a small sharp tap with a blunt non-scratching instrument will
do the trick. This very delicately applied brute force method is not
usually found in service manuals but is at times only hinted at.

dg From: "dgbear"

dg I've tried the squeeze trick... no luck.

dg "Ian Stirling" wrote in message
dg ...
dgbear wrote:
Does anyone know the best way to remove the flip ?

I have a 180 with a bad speaker (caused by a broken wire).

The hinge spring mechanism is on the right hand side... I have removed

the
top from the unit but don't see an easy way to remove the flip (top

dg portion
of the clam shell).

Any help is appreciated...


I have not seen this device, and this advice may break it.
However, often on this sort of thing, if you squeeze the edges of the

flip
to bend it into a bowed shape then you may disengage the hinge pins when

it's
bent enough.

--
http://inquisitor.i.am/ | | Ian

dg Stirling.

.... Batteries not included.


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