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Pronto Screen Replacement from Nino -- Success!
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Post 1 made on Friday June 9, 2006 at 19:34
DrJoe
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Well, I was able to do it.

I purchased a Nino 300 on eBay for $10 including shipping. I received it this afternoon.

First disassemble your pronto. See Joey6P's website ([Link: joey6p.com]) for instructions.

Please see [Link: realitydiluted.com] for a picture of a disassembled Nino. Opening it isn't hard if you are going to trash it. Pry the buttons off the side, and on the back remove the batteries and battery cover, and two screws (all the screws are phillips, not torx) at the bottom of the battery compartment. Don't worry about the screw on the mother board battery cover -- it is attached to the case. The case slips easily off. There are a couple of screws holding the circuit board down, remove them.

Lift the circuit board off of the case. Pop the cable to the speaker off the circuitboard. Now separate the screen from the PCB. To release the ribbon cable you pop it up, like a hatch (not a slide like the pronto). The screen has a plastic frame like the pronto's; slip it off. Before you put the plastic frame from the pronto onto the new screen. note that there are somedevices on the left side of the screen near the top of the display which interfere with the frame. See [Link: realitydiluted.com] -- the three devices are in the upper left side of the display. I used a wire cutter to clip the edge of the plastic frame, then a knife to partially cut the vertical edge of the plastic. Working it up and down then popped it off, leaving clearance for the devices. I'll post a picture before the end of next week.

Then you follow Joey6P's instructios for reassembling the pronto. Voiola! It works!


This screen is only good for use in black and white Prontos (TSU2000, TS1000, RU890, RU940).

It looks like Nino 300 series PDA's are fairly common on eBay, and go for $10-20 with shipping. Do not purchase a Nino 500, it has a color screen that is not compatible with the black and white Prontos.

Joe

Last edited by DrJoe on April 28, 2008 13:37.
Post 2 made on Friday June 9, 2006 at 23:22
Lyndel McGee
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Glad you are back up and running.
Lyndel McGee
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OP | Post 3 made on Saturday June 10, 2006 at 06:49
DrJoe
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Thanks, Lyndel.

I had purchased three "defunct" TSU2000's off eBay. One of them just had the plastic cover of the "learning" IR detector loose and rattling in the case, another just had an improperly inserted LCD ribbon cable. Only had to replace one screen. Between the Pronto auction, the Nino auction, and purchase of some new battery compartment covers, they came to about $25 each. So now I've sold one at cost to a coworker who wanted a second pronto, I have an extra, and if I can fix the serial port jack on the RU890 (which started me down this path), I'll have one for another coworker who wants one. Too much fun. LOL. If only everything was this easy.


Joe
Post 4 made on Saturday June 10, 2006 at 13:07
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Nice to know that a potential screen replacement is still available. Good of you to post back with your findings.
Jim L
Post 5 made on Thursday June 29, 2006 at 21:32
aoehlke
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I want to let people know, I got a nino on ebay for 14$ and took the screen out, and it worked like a charm in my pronto tsu1000.

cheers guys, this was a great tip and a great find in the forums.
who woulda thought !!
Post 6 made on Saturday August 12, 2006 at 18:05
hovind
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will the screen from a nino 200 work?
there's a listing on ebay now that i want to snatch up.
Post 7 made on Wednesday August 16, 2006 at 10:05
hovind
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anyone?
OP | Post 8 made on Wednesday August 16, 2006 at 11:35
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I don't know. The only pictures that I can find of it are on Russian sites, and they (Nino 200's) look the same as the Nino 300 series units.

You'll have to try it "at your own risk" -- if you do and it works, please post the info back here!

Joe
Post 9 made on Wednesday September 13, 2006 at 17:11
hovind
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i ended up not taking the risk -- a 300 was listed shortly after i posted and it arrived today.

now to destroy it...
Post 10 made on Wednesday February 28, 2007 at 17:25
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Yep. Reviving this old thread.
Bought a screendead Pronto some while ago (to have for spare parts)
Then after seeing this thread I bought a Nino 300 for 10 Euros and BINGO!
Yes, the descriptions above are perfect and success is a fact!

Thanks to all of you especially for the picture links.

Anybody out there looking for replacement screen for Pronto Ru890, RU940 or TSU 1000/2000: keep your eyes open for Nino300 on ebay. They are cheap and the operation is simple.

What a great day. Now I have a second Pronto for the TV in the basement...
Buxe
Post 11 made on Friday July 6, 2007 at 22:05
JimSkripchuk
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Another Pronto saved because of this thread.

Found a Nino on ebay for $10 last week. Even had the CompactFlash card still in it! Now I have an extra one of those also!!!

Thanks again !!!


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