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01-20-2003, 12:01 PM
Is it just me? I recently realize that the slot where the stylus is placed is less "tight" than before. I found it quite easy to take it out, I am worrying about losing my stylus due to accidental "non-human removal". Is it becuz I take out and put back the stylus too often?? but isn't that what the handheld is meant for if one is a frequent user??
Anybody has the same experience? I got my 665 just a little bit less than a month.
01-20-2003, 12:24 PM
I've had 3 different Clies (s360, n615 and n760) and all suffer from the loose stylus. The quick fix is to put a piece of scotch tape around the top on the plastic of the stylus but it's pretty shabby looking at best after a couple days. People have written about a superglue fix but I've never had the heart to go messing with that on or in my Clies. I wish Sony would come up with a fix or replacement stylus. It's pretty poor quality control for higher end Clies. Good luck. Mary
01-20-2003, 12:36 PM
There was a thread in the general section a few days ago about repairing a loose stylus. All you need is a zippo lighter and a little time. The thread should still be current. Sorry I didn't have a link to it. I have the same problem with my T-415. I used a 1/2" length of Transpore surgical tape (it's stretchy---i work in the medical field) and wrapped it tightly around the top of my stylus, just below the part that fits into the silo's groove. It works well and lasts about a month and I use my stylus quite frequently.
01-20-2003, 01:11 PM
Heres the link ;) (http://www.clieuk.co.uk/cliestylus.htm)
I don't think the Zippo lighter is the one you need. Rather, use one of the cheap gas versions. Take it apart and use the small o-ring on the stylus.
I prefer to take off the back battery cover (gently so as not to break the tabs) and put tape (I use black vinyl elctr. tape) on the inside of the lower portion of the slot where the stylus resides.
01-20-2003, 03:36 PM
Oops, sorry. I stand corrected. I beleive it was a SCRIPTO lighter. Sorry for the mistake.
01-20-2003, 03:51 PM
Hmmm. Didn't think I was unique on this. Just the other day I inverted my T615 and the stylus slid right out on to the floor. When I looked closely, I realized that the chrome around the plastic where the stylus fits in has peeled away making the hole just ever so slightly bigger. Sony should either make this an unpainted single-piece or add a clasp to the stylus "clicks" into place like my old Palm III-C.
I haven't found a great solution yet. Tape on either the hole or the stylus looks crummy and doesn't last very long. I like the lighter o-ring solution, but there must be something more straight forward. I see an interesting, if minor, engineering project to add to my otherwise lengthy honey-do list. :)
01-20-2003, 05:38 PM
I think I've become an expert on styli! Here have been some of my experiences:
1) I agree that the stock stylus of the t615c is garbage.
2) I broke open 2 different disposable lighter brands only to find that not all lighters have o rings. I'm still looking for a Scripto brand - not easy to find around these parts. My smokin' friends use Bic's.
3) I bought a pda panache replacement stylus. It's about an eighth of an inch too short! Falls about that far into the silo. So that was a return...
4) Bingo! Someone in one of the forum threads mentioned Innopocket. I bought their two fer deal. Absolutely love the stylus altho it's not as snug in the silo as I'd like it to be. No problem for me, though, because I keep my pda in an EB slipper so the case flap keeps the stylus in its place. One thing I particularly like about their stylus: it's got a plastic knob at the top of the stylus (similar material to the stylus tip). This little knob is handy for tapping on the screen and turning the pda on or off at the power button.
5) I noticed that the 'chrome' around the silo opening was starting to peel, leaving a sharp edge. So, I took some clear nail polish and dotted it around the silo opening. Can't see the polish at all and the rough edge is smoothed over.
01-20-2003, 05:46 PM
The stylus on the new Tungsten model has a spring loaded feature, once you press down on it, it pops up. I am afraid that I will accidently press on it while walking and it will fly off somewhere.
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