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__/ [Russell E. Owen] on Wednesday 04 January 2006 17:37 \__
> Anyone know how the speaker is attached in the E2 or TX?
I have not heard of the problem mentioned below in the context of these
Some have suggested that it's a simple to open and manually alter the
position of the springs.
> Are they vulnerable to the notorious speaker dropout problem that
> plagued many Tungsten E models? (Electrical contact was made via poorly
> designed springy contacts, rather than soldering).
I am a victim of that too, but I use a Tungsten T. Others in this newsgroup
(or another) have argued the same. It appears to be a widespread issue --
something with the contacts within the headphones jack.
> My Tungsten E has died and I want to be sure whatever replacement I buy
> will have a reliable speaker (for alarms).
> Pity quality has fallen so far. Palm really needs some competition again.
It's got enough competition already. They ought to wake up, fast. I am
looking at the Nokia 770 from afar, having been a loyal Palm user for over 3
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