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(Last updated Feb 20, 2008)
Before I start today’s posting, I’d like to acknowledge and thank Sammy McLoughlin from Palm Addicts for mentioning my blog. First for the mention on my free Audible files posting and again on my How to posting on the hidden Treo memo capability. And the new look of Palm Addicts’ website is great! Sammy is always keeping his site fresh and entertaining by changing it every few months and always adding new things and features. And it looks really good! Do take a moment to go check out the new look of Palm Addicts if you haven’t yet. The site is continuously updated during the day (I do a few postings there from time to time). I can guarantee you that it’s well worth your time.
Also a quick thanks to TreoBits for a recent mention. It’s much appreciated! It’s quite and honor to be linked and mentioned.
And last but not least, a big thanks to TreoToday for the recent mentions as well. Please check out these fine Treo related blogs for great coverage and editorials. I visit them daily for my dose of Treo and Palm related news and editorials.
(ADDED Nov 17, 2006:) I am very happy and excited to disclose that I have donated $20.00 (yes, I know it’s not much but I hope it’s a good start since it’s still really out of my own pocket) to Plan Canda (former Foster Parents Plan of Canada) in honor of all the Palm Discovery readers and supporters for their help by purchasing products using my affiliate links. With $20.00, it goes towards one bee keeping kit for one family in Egypt so that they can get food and make some money to run a business.
Here’s a link to my online donation. Click on the thumbnail image to view the full screenshot. I am requesting to receive a card so when I do get the card, I will post it up here as well as devoting one posting on this. I have written a posting Thanks, Palm Discovery readers for helping donate $20 to Foster Parents Plan that provides more details of this donation including videos of the letter I received as well as the card that shows the donation in Palm Discovery’s name. Please check out that posting for more details.
In 2007, I was very fortunate enough to donate $85 which helped benefit various families in Sudan, China, and Benin. This could NOT have been possible without your support and generosity.
I hope to do this every year and of course, I hope that next year, I can donate a lot more. Again, much thanks to all the Palm Discovery readers and supporters for making this happen. On behalf of ALL the recipients of this gift, I thank you all.
Treo and TX screws available now!
Besides offering screws for the Tungsten T, T2, and T3, the screws for the various Treo devices and the TX are now available
Check out all the other screws and accessories and programs available at our InfosystemsPro affiliate store.
Since it’s been requested quite a bit, I decided to make this into a posting so that it’s “easier” to find in the archive for those looking. Hopefully this info will help many Palm owners of the Tungsten T, T2, T3. And of course, this also benefits me if you use my affiliate link (disclosure).One thing that many Palm Tungsten T, T2, and T3 owners can tell you, and have experienced is that over time, for whatever reason, the screws on their Tungsten T, T2 or T3 tend to fall out. Why? I have no idea, but after reading the forums all over the internet, this is a common occurrence. So, if you own a Tungsten T, T2, or T3, I’d suggest you check the screws on your Palm and make sure it’s still tight.But fret not, if you find that you’ve lost a screw or two on your Tungsten. Thankfully, there’s a few places on the internet that will sell screws that will fit your Tungsten T, T2, and T3.
Depending on where you go, the prices range from $5.95 to $12.00 and up for a package of four screws.
As an alternative, you may want to check with your local optician and see if they have screws that can fit your Palm. Or, check with your local hardware store as well. They may be able to offer screws that fit at a better price (or maybe not).
And the other alternative is to order the screws that WILL work and proven to fit on your Palm device.
InfosystemsPro (Carmine Castiglia)
First off, the most popular and cheapest vendor that sells the replacement screws for your Palm Tungsten T, T2, and T3 is Carmine Castiglia’s store InfosystemsPro.
I’d like to disclose that the link provided is an affiliate link. All purchases made with that link will benefit my blog and help to pay for the hosting fee and related charges associated to keep the domain name and hosting services and keep this blog running. It costs not a penny more to purchase via my affiliate link so if you are going to buy the screws, please do so with my link. At a price of $5.95 for 4 screws, I don’t think that it costs too much to keep your Palm from falling apart.
There’s also a set of six black finished screws available for $6.95
They also offer 24k Gold Plated screws for $7.95 if you are interested.
As well, if you find that you’d like to buy in bulk, you can purchase a bulk order of fifty (50) screws
The other places you can buy replacement screws for your Tungsten T, T2, and T3 is through PDA Parts/GetHighTech. It costs slightly more at $6.99 for 4 screws. No affiliate link so the blog won’t benefit from the link.
And there’s also another vendor to buy the screws for your Tungsten T, T2, and T3 is UnityElectronics. At the price of $12.00, it may seem a bit pricey. Again, it’s not an affiliate link so the blog won’t benefit from any purchase made.
Palm Medic Canada
Palm Medic Canada also offers some screws, but they don’t seem to currently offer any Tungsten T screws. But, they however, do offer screws for much older Palm devices like the m500, m125, etc. If you’re looking for screws for those devices, check out Palm Medic Canada.
So, aside from getting the screws, you will most likely need to have access to a Torx screwdriver since these screws are Torx screws. You may want to see if you have some really small (flat head) slotted screwdriver that can fit. Or, you may want to check out your local cell phone store or electronics store and see if they sell them or borrow it if they will allow you. Other places to visit may include an optician, or hardware store. And some computer tool repair kits include a Torx screwdriver. Some have also mentioned that Sears may also sell them.
Or, get it from GetHighTech/PDAParts (again, this is not an affiliate link).
One idea is that once you do have your screw in place, tape it up with a piece of scotch tape so that it’s less likely to move and fall out over time. You can always put a new piece of tape over it, but of course, it may not look as “nice” as you’d like. The other alternative is to keep checking the screws periodically and tighten them up, or, buy new replacement screws when they do fall out again.
Or, here’s a great tip by David Wade Hagar of the Tungsten T Yahoo Groups. Use clear nail polish and dab some (but not too much) over the screws. This will keep the screws from slipping out and since they’re clear so it’s not very noticeable. That’s a great tip!
I’ve provided a few links so that you can judge and make the decision yourself on the choices available. I thank everyone in advance for considering to purchase from InfosystemsPro using my affiliate link. Every penny that I get from affiliate link helps!
Of course, I am very grateful and thank everyone who has purchased products, software via my affiliate links and hope you will continue to help support this blog. Again, I’m not expecting the affiliate proceeds to pay for much except for the hosting fees and I’d be very happy when that starts happening so that I don’t have to worry about raising money to keep this blog around. Again, I’d like to say that some proceeds will be donated to Plan Canada (formerly Foster Parents Plan International) at the end of the year. That is, provided that I have collected enough to pay for hosting fees first that any money left over can be donated. I will provide some info on whatever gets donated. Hopefully I can provide some good news related to this at the end of this year. (Fingers crossed). But if not, there’s always next year.
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