Saturday, May 17, 2008

Uh Oh...

A few weeks ago, my Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) died, or in geek terminology, became "bricked". Not willing to let my investment go down the drain, I decided to see if I could fix it. Don't try this at home.

In case you always wondered what a PDA looks like inside, wonder no more.

Ah ha! I found the problem. PDAs have a ON/OFF switch which allows you to disable all input devices on the PDA. This switch had malfunction causing the screen and all the buttons on the PDA to become inoperable. And of course, if the buttons and screen don't work, nothing works.

My solution? IF IT DOESN'T WORK, REMOVE IT. As you can see by those loose bits of metal and plastic on laying on the table, that's one switch which will never trouble me again. :-)

After reassembling the whole thing (there were no screws left over), I pressed the POWER button... and... it worked!

3 comments:

Dale said...

"Don't try this at home."

And you executed the critical operation... where?

Josiah E. said...

So who actually listens to that type of warning? Do you?

Benjamin E. said...

Dale, just enjoy the pictures and don't ask such questions, ok?