|Re: HP65 reassembly|
Message #2 Posted by glynn on 21 Dec 2000, 2:03 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by John Robinson (Australia)
Ummm, because fewer screws means more stress on the remaining screws and the plastic they bite into?
Or maybe because future collectors would like to have the screws and unless you tape a bag of screws into the soft-cover case, they'll prolly get lost like so many battery-doors?
Or because I would think more of a restored calc (just MY personal druthers) in which you had affixed that replica label with a gummy glue-stick like kindergartners use, since the look would be the same but the screw ports Would be accessible AND a future collector could be aware of the restoration/replica nature of the label?
Hey, if it's only for you, I have no qualms about you doing what you suggest. For marketability's sake, however, which is presumably why you would care about the LOOK of your machine and not just the functionality, then you do need to ask collectors how they will perceive your machine with/without label, with/without screws. I am not a collector, as such, but the screws, to me, serve a useful ruggedizing structural function. At least, that is what *I* believe. And the label is a neat part of the look, BUT personally I would prefer to know if it wasn't OEM.