[maemo-users] damaged power connecter

From: Matt Emson memsom at interalpha.co.uk
Date: Wed Feb 18 18:55:00 EET 2009
Fernando Cassia wrote:
> Which shows  "newer" is not always "better"... anyone remembers the
> good old PalmPilot cradles?
> Not only were those rock-solid, but also it  was impossible to break
> any connectors by pulling hard or by tripping on wires.... it'd just
> unplug itself without any damage.

Um... showing my age here, but I almost killed myself by tripping over a 
Palm Pilot Pro serial cable... it broke. The serial cables were designed 
to be screwed in to the serial port. In the fight between my foot and 
the cable, the serial connector sheared off. Luckily, the device flew 
out of the cradle and landed on the carpet face up, else that would have 
been toast too. The serial cradles also didn't charge the device, though 
the Palm Pilot Pro use 2 x AAA batteries, so it wasn't hard to keep it 
running :-) Them was the days!!


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