[rescue] Psion Series 3 systems

Mike Meredith very at zonky.org
Sun Jul 29 17:19:18 CDT 2007

On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 17:01:22 -0400 (EDT), Carl R. Friend wrote:
>     I've got a Psion Series 3 (by way of the "obsolete technology
> rule" that's in effect in my household) that has some "issues".
> Specifically, the printed-circuit cable that connects the hinged
> "shortcut" button- panel to the main circuit board has failled.  This

Ouch! Psion used to be pretty good about repairing such faults but
you're too late by 2 years and 2 months :(

> 2)  A source for another, good, hinge piece with an operable PC
>    cable?

You could try googling for 'hinge repairs' as it appears some people
have done it (although not necessarily your problem).

>     Option two, above, or a place that can repair such antedeluvian
> technology, would be preferable, followed by option one (it's a
> very strange language, but once one has seen enough languages, they
> all start to look similar -- save APL).

Ancient but extremely popular. There is at least one place in the UK
that repairs Psion3's :-

plus http://www.clove.co.uk

But it's pretty expensive (B#86). If I were in that position I'd probably
hunt down a complete replacement on ebay uk (still tons available).
However it's worth waiting for a Psion3MX if you go that route.

Just found that Shift+Ctrl+E may exit the Time application. There is a
*lot* of information on Psions and OPL out there. OPL incidentally
isn't quite dead ... it's available as freeware for some Symbian
devices (although not my new E90 dammit).

Lovely PDAs ... my first PDA was a Psion3, and upgraded from that to a
Psion3c then a Psion 5 (with the original peeling rubber case). Never
got on well with the Psion 5 (due to the touchscreen making the
display horrible and the battery eating habit). Now I'm almost back with
my Nokia E90.

My colleague even has the earlier PsionII ... dating back to the 1980s.
And another colleague still uses her Psion3.

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