Friday, November 17, 2006

Computers...Friends...hmmm

So, although I seldom have time for any of you these days, I have had a bit of time to spend with my Sony Clie UX50. Sigh! Funny thing is that even though I have had it for several years, it generally gets more notice these days. I think palm-top computing just may be getting onto peoples radar in a way that it never used to. Sort of like someone not seeing faeries because they don't believe in them...

Is it perfume from a dress that makes me so digress?

I posted my adventure on this forum, but I thought you may find that place a little too geeky--plus you don't have a Clie, so what's the point? That's why I am thoughtfully putting the pictures here, as well:)

Here you can see the back of the case removed and the old and new battery side by side. Trick is that the battery on the right is for an IPod. True to form, rather than ordering a Clie-specific battery (which I could do online), I chose to find something I could pick up in town and fit it to my needs.

There was little risk involved (other than my $30 CAD), but I did have to splice some wires together. Seems that the connecters were different on the two batteries. Not to mention that the new IPod bat has three wires and my poor Clie only two. I just taped the 'extra' white one up and called it a day. Here is a close-up of the IPod connector (top) and the Clie one (bottom).

For formality sake, I leave you with a picture of the newly inserted battery. I'm so glad I did this. It was getting to be a real nuisance carrying the charger with me everywhere.