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By nannlp, Member on 23rd January 2006, 04:12 PM
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Hello,

I bought the XDA IIs from a friend of mine in the U.K a month ago.

Everything works fine except that the STYLUS DOES NOT LOCK on to the groove provided behind the phone.

No matter how hard I push in it just would lock!!!

It was locking fine just an hour ago!!

After I charged the XDA IIs through a hotsync cable this problem seems to have arised.

Is there anything I can do at home to rectify the problem.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!

P.S - I have tried with a new pair of styli though and even they wouldn't lock in.!!!
 
 
29th January 2006, 09:31 PM |#2  
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Re: Please Help!! Stylus not locking
Same problem here

I have learned to use it without the "pen". Losed two already! ops:



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Originally Posted by nannlp

Hello,

I bought the XDA IIs from a friend of mine in the U.K a month ago.

Everything works fine except that the STYLUS DOES NOT LOCK on to the groove provided behind the phone.

No matter how hard I push in it just would lock!!!

It was locking fine just an hour ago!!

After I charged the XDA IIs through a hotsync cable this problem seems to have arised.

Is there anything I can do at home to rectify the problem.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!

P.S - I have tried with a new pair of styli though and even they wouldn't lock in.!!!

29th January 2006, 09:49 PM |#3  
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YES!!
:lol: Fingers work better than the PEN

AND leads to a form of exercise too... :wink:

The only drawback being while typing multiple letters get punched & b'comes a pain to delete them all :evil:
31st January 2006, 12:53 AM |#4  
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Could be VERY "handy" to have more "finger-optimized" options on the screen... I now really find the "stick" a ver slowww "extra". :roll:



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:lol: Fingers work better than the PEN

AND leads to a form of exercise too... :wink:

The only drawback being while typing multiple letters get punched & b'comes a pain to delete them all :evil:

31st January 2006, 04:09 AM |#5  
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huh !!! you could do something like a more finger friendly usage with XDA IIs!??? :shock:

How do you do that?

HELP!!!1

THANK YOU
3rd March 2006, 08:21 PM |#6  
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Pockpctechs.com I thought had a fix for this?
I have this same problem but I just bought more replacement syluses and also make sure the device is in the normal position when I am wearing it.

Check www.pocketpctechs.com
11th November 2006, 12:04 PM |#7  
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what i did is open the back housing, put rubber sticker inside the place where stylus stay. now is tighter than before.
12th November 2006, 01:06 PM |#8  
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Hello

same problem, but realy easy to fix.

You have to use insulating tape (sorry, i don't know if this is the correct english name. This tape is used for insulating two elettrical wires connected togheter.)

So, you have to cut about 4mm x 1.5cm of this tape and then you have to turn around it on the top of your stylus.

This will produce a little gain of soft thickness right in the place where the stylus is in contact with your PDA.

My stylus slot was broken about one year ago: i used this insulating tape, and i have never lost my stylus.

follow some pictures... i have used white insulating tape in order to produce cleat photos: of course, you have to use black tape, as you can see in the last picture



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13th November 2006, 05:02 AM |#10  
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Please try this link posted in wiki. This has details of how to fix a loose stylus.

http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index...BA_Sty_stopper

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Sethuram
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Thank you Ronzino for this idea . I am now trying it out and it seems very good and yes, we do call it insulating tape in English btw, (at least in UK English).

I think it depends on the thickness of the insulating tape used, but I have found that I needed to cut the tape a bit shorter, for the stylus to fit. So it is worth experimenting on this.

I am guessing that the glue might soften in very hot weather, causing the tape to slide a bit, and make a bit of a mess, but this seems a minor problem compared to having to open uo my Blue Angel, which I reluctant to try. One can always clean up and use a fresh bit of tape.

I dare say it might be handy if manufacturers could perhaps produce stylus' in a way that overcomes this problem. One stylus I have seen has a small, rear springed, ball bearing inset on one side of it which would solve this problem. Unfortunately they do not seem to do these with the Blue Angel pecs in mind though.

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