eMate 300s for sale

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doug-doug the mighty's picture
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Okay, I finally got around to posting these silly things...

Dealing with me:
I have been around for a little while. Some of you have dealt with me before. I have a running list of folks that I have dealt with and could give good references on me, but that is listed in my bio and last time I looked, that was no longer visible to the public with the last round of changes to AF.

Payment:
PayPal, cash, personal check, money order (for non-US folks, use international money orders drawn on US currency). I will take trades, but we will have to haggle that out.

Shipping:
Whatever is cheapest. If you want a tracking number or are non-US, There may be a little extra and we can haggle on that. Otherwise, sale price includes shipping.

Product:
The history on what I did to these is available at [url]http://www.applefritter.com/node/5334[/url. When asking for an eMate, let me know which eMate...

eMate #10 - $50 obo
Case Condition: Good - Minor white marks on case should buff out, plastics for IR lens has scrathces.
Name Card: Present
Hinge: Excellent
Battery: Good
Display: Usable - one very noticeable bad spot on screen, appears to be damage from pressure on screen.
Touch Screen: Works - Does not appear affected by blemish on screen.
Stylus: No

Remarks: Rebuilt hinge on bad side and tightened screws on all hinge anchor points. Applied lubricant to hinges. Video cable was perfect. May have a bad mobo on this one. The screen will light up when turned on, but there is no video signal. Video seems to cut on and then flake out. The hardware looks good. I am pretty sure that this is a mobo problem.

eMate #13 - $40 obo
Case Condition: Good - Minor earing on case and some loss of color on the Apple logo. Some white marks that should scrub off fine. Cardbus slot missing lower door.
Name Card: Present
Hinge: Excellent
Battery: Good
Display: Excellent
Touch Screen: Works
Stylus: No

Remarks: Visually inspected hinges, appear okay. Video cable perfect. Applied lubricant to hinges.

eMate #15 - $40 obo
Case Condition: Good - several white scuffs that should clean up with effort. Cardbus slot missing eject button
Name Card: Present
Hinge: Excellent
Battery: Weak - Needs replacing or rebuilding
Display: Excellent
Touch Screen: Works
Stylus: Yes - tip on back end broken off (not the writing end)

Remarks: Tightened screws anchoring hinges in place. Applied lubricant.

eMate #27 - $20 obo
Case Condition: Good - Minor gumming from an adhesive label on top should clean nicely. Cardbus slot missing lower door.
Name Card: Present
Hinge: Rebuilt
Battery: None - black battery cover is present
Display: Excellent
Touch Screen: Works
Stylus: No

Remarks: Rebuilt hinges and applied lubricant. Hinge is a little loose when lid closes, but holds position when upright (not bad for my first hinge rebuild). Repaired video cable. Bad mobo.

eMate #29 - $20 obo
Case Condition: Fair - Some white scuffs that can be scrubbed off. Lots of gum from adhesive labels that needs cleaning off. Missing Apple logo from top.
Name Card: Present
Hinge: Excellent
Battery: Weak - Needs replacing or rebuilding
Display: Left half of screen has horizontal lines up to the middle of the screen. The left half is usable, but obnoxious.
Touch Screen: Works
Stylus: No

Remarks: Visual inspection revealed that both hinges had failed. One hinge had a *broken* spring. Fabricated a new spring and rebuilt both hinges. Repairs for this are detailed further in another part of this blog ( http://www.applefritter.com/node/view/5334#comment-12305 ). Video cable had breaks in seven different places. Was able to repair cable to a point at which the unit is now usable, but the screen still displays some lines on the left half of the screen up to the midpoint. A replacement cable is highly reccommended - these can go for up to $50 (US) for a new one. Power cable to screen backlight was snapped. This was repaired without issue. If one were to attempt to dissamble this unit, they would want to know this as the repair is right at the hinge and may become damaged if taken apart without care. Applied generous amount of lubricant to hinges and reassembled. Unit is usable at this time (previously had poor hinges, no touch screen and the entire left half of the screen was garbage).

eMate #38 - $45 obo
Case Condition: Good
Name Card: Present
Hinge: Excellent
Battery: Weak - Needs replacing or rebuilding
Display: Excellent
Touch Screen: Works
Stylus: No

Remarks: Noticed some weakness in the hinge. Visual inspection revealed that the screws holding the hinges in place (both on the body and on the lid) were very loose. It also revealed that one of the hinges had failed completely, damaging the video cable and the other hinge had a *broken* spring. Repairs for this are detailed further in another part of this blog ( http://www.applefritter.com/node/view/5334#comment-12305 ). After fabricating the new spring and completing the rebuild of both hinge repairs, I repaired the video cable with some difficulty. Applied generous amount of lubricant to hinges and reassembled. Unit seems to work like new (previously had poor hinges, no touch screen and some screen artifacts).

More?:
I have 5 that are being kept for myself and/or prearranged trades. I may get some more in March, I won't know until then.

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--DDTM ('Fritter Critter' since Apr 26 2004 - 18:16)

'If it ain't broke, take it apart anyways. If you can't take it apart, break it so that you can fix it.'

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doug-doug the mighty's picture
Joined: Apr 14 2004
Posts: 1355
oh yeah...

do not reply to this, just send me a PM!

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--DDTM ('Fritter Critter' since Apr 26 2004 - 18:16)

'If it ain't broke, take it apart anyways. If you can't take it apart, break it so that you can fix it.'

doug-doug the mighty's picture
Joined: Apr 14 2004
Posts: 1355
Soon to be liquidated...

Only one person asking for these so far and I need the cash/space.

I am open to trades and "obo" means I am willing to haggle if you do not like the price. I will give this about another week and then I will liquidate them locally.

--DDTM

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--DDTM ('Fritter Critter' since Apr 26 2004 - 18:16)

'If it ain't broke, take it apart anyways. If you can't take it apart, break it so that you can fix it.'

doug-doug the mighty's picture
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No more at this time...

As of right now, all the units are involved in pending deals. I will post another thread if and when I come across more.

--DDTM

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--DDTM ('Fritter Critter' since Apr 26 2004 - 18:16)

'If it ain't broke, take it apart anyways. If you can't take it apart, break it so that you can fix it.'