|Re: 41CV Repair Service: unfortunately...|
Message #10 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 20 May 2003, 2:40 a.m.,
in response to message #9 by John Smith
I am almost sure everybody else will tell you the same: don't!
You'll leave watermarks, it's gonna be almost impossible to open it again without cracking the case and the separator, you'll need to "glue" twice or in both surfaces at the same time, chances are you'll experience the same problem later because you did not actualy solve it... and you're gonna do nothing but cause dammage to your calculator. If the glue leaks to the keyboard or internals it's gonna be hard to clean the mess.
What's bothering you, afterall? If you believe you can't accomplish the task in an easy way, others (me included) will offer to do it. I know, I'm in Brazil, it's a bit far from you, but I succeed repairing some calculators for a few fellows in here. Exception made to Scott Pritchard because I am still working on two of his calculators. And there are others closer to you than I am that would gladly offer themselves to repair your "unit". Mostly because it is working, it's only a craft job you need there.
Please, do not risk it. It "sounds" so easy to repair...
Anyway, if you want to do it, go for it. I would not, and I would never suggest this sort of solution to anyone. I used superglue sometimes to repair broken parts and even to replace broken posts because I did not find the type of glue that people at this forum use. It's a chemical "melting" solution that fuses plastics with each other. But I got good results when broken parts are kept under pressure for about three hours with superglue. And I never used any sort of glue to do this sort of "joining" you are trying to.
Be patient and I am sure you will succeed repairing your HP41 the best way.
Luiz C. Vieira - Brazil