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#3923 23-Apr-2005 04:44
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I've been using an iPAQ 4700 since last October, absolutely love it, and have come to rely on it to an extent that I would never have believed had you told me back in October. Now I'm up the proverbial mobile/wi-fi creek without an iPaddle, so to speak. While I was checking e-mail during lunch yesterday, a waitress passed and dropped a teaspoon next to me. It turned vertical as it fell and literally bounced off my screen, end first. While the screen is completely smooth to the touch, it appears "fractured" along a diagonal "crack" from upper left corner to the lower right corner. The surface is still smooth to the touch, and when the unit is off, you wouldn't even suspect there is any problem (except for a very sligfht discoloration in one area). But when the iPAQ is on, the top half is dark, the bottom half is light, many many thin parallel vertical colored lines are visible, and I can occassionally catch a glimpse of something familiar. The iPAQ appears to be working normally (but for the fact that you can't really see or make sense of anything on the screen), but I don't know for certain if any other damage was suffered.

Is this something repairable? If so, any thoughtsw on a reputable tech who can get me up and running again?

Any and all thoughts, ideas, suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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#14355 25-Apr-2005 17:16
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I haven't used their services, but heard lots of Pocekt PC Techs. You can try contacting them for a repair.



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