|Re: What's the best way to re-assemble a Voyager?|
Message #2 Posted by Artur-Brazil on 25 Aug 2011, 2:40 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by jbssm
I have done this to many calculators:
- a 10 or 15 minute liquid(gel) epoxy glue; it is sold in two parts; it doesn't get spread too much, as it is a gel and is of fast cure;
- around 10 to 15 small pins that you will put over the pcb. They must have around 1cm heigth (all same height!!!) and less than 1cm in diameter; you will put them over the pcb, between the holes where front part plastic pins come accross of;
- a small piece of wood or other plan material (15x20cm); you will put it over the pins;
- some heavy material, around 2 or 3kg. You will put this over the wood;
- put the front part with keyboard down on a table;
- insert the pcb on it - so, the plastic pins of front part will arise by the holes on pcb;
- prepare some glue and quickly deposit small drops on all the holes where the plastic pins of front keyboard arise - don't spread them - the epoxy will spread by itself over and tight front part pin to pcb;
- put the small plastic pins you got over the pcb, between the epoxy drops (but not let them be glued to pcb);
- put the piece of wood over these pins;
- put the weight over wood and let there for one hour or more;
See the schematic, as my English is very poor:
|| || || || ||
== || == || == || == || == || == glue and plastic pins
-+-----+-------+------+------+------+- pcb on the place
| | | | | | plastic pins from front
======================================= calculator facing down
Please, do not use an extremelly heavy weight to press everything, as you would bent the front part and pcb.
At the end, you'll see you HP with a tight keyboard as new!!
Need to clean the alummium bezel? Use a soft sand paper and after removing scratches, apply a lacqueur.
My best wishes!!!
Artur - Brazil
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Edited: 25 Aug 2011, 2:45 p.m.