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BCH56 Page Icon Posted 2023-10-16 2:07 AM
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Hello. I had a 620lx, in which I tried to put in a PC Card wireless card. The result was a strange small sound, and the 620lx will now not turn on whatsoever. Is it possible that a PC card can short out the entire unit? Thank you.
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2023-10-16 8:53 AM
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The sound may indicate some sort of short circuit in the board.
The easiest way is to get another one that works but without a working screen etc. and join them into one handheld.

Another more advanced is to take it apart and see the circuitry where a component is burnt etc. (slightly black).

There should be others who are more experienced in this. I only fixed a couple handhelds, but they were not short circuited.

-stingraze

Edited by stingraze 2023-10-16 8:53 AM
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2023-10-16 10:25 AM
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Get a torch and look down the slot and check that none of the pins are bent or broken
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BCH56 Page Icon Posted 2023-10-22 6:18 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I have someone looking at it in the next week. Here's hoping he can find something. I have my 360lx but am too scared to put anything in the PC card slot, lol.
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BCH56 Page Icon Posted 2023-10-22 6:19 PM
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Thanks for replying. I did as you suggested, and either I'm an idiot (likely), or there is nothing bent or broken. AAAgghhh, wish I knew. Having someone look at it in the next week. Fingers crossed for some good luck.
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fantablium Page Icon Posted 2023-10-26 5:15 PM
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I hope you manage to get it fixed!
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dl1av Page Icon Posted 2023-10-27 4:12 AM
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I had a PCMCIA-flashcard around 1995 that ruined three devices electrically before I figured the issue.
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