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Old 12-06-2010, 08:42 AM   #1
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Keyboard orientation & Battery questions

Hi all, sorry if this has been covered but I am unable to find it if it has. On with the show.

First, can the orientation of the keyboard be changed? I seem to hit the wrong
letter on the smaller keyboard of my 3g. I seem to remember a picture of a
NC and the keyboard was in a landscape view.

Next. Does anyone know anything about the battery replacement. This is
almost a deal-killer for me. The thought of having to send the NC off just to
replace the battery is ridiculous. However, I am experienced in circuit board
soldering and I have an iron with temp control. So if anyone can tell me where
its located and if it's accessible maybe I can do it myself. Of course there
could be an issue with getting a battery but I don't think I'll need one for a long
time and it could be a common one.

Thanks.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:16 AM   #2
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NC's keyboard works in landscape, but I actually prefer portrait. Portrait is about as wide a smartphone's keyboard landscape, so it's good for thumb typing. Landscape is a bit too wide for thumbs, but too cramped for 5 fingers. But if you have bigger hands it might work fine.
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However, I am experienced in circuit board soldering and I have an iron with temp control. So if anyone can tell me where its located and if it's accessible maybe I can do it myself.
It's not pretty, but it's certainly doable--assuming you can get your hands on a replacement. Below is a link to a teardown.

The battery connection is socketed. In fact, you have to unplug it to disassemble the unit. The battery itself shows up around image #36.

http://www.zdnet.com/photos/nookcolor-teardown/487636
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Thanks, jasonkchapman, that's exactly what I was looking for. I just assumed
that there was soldering involved, but this looks easy. Well "delicate" might be
a better word but not hard. I even have a T5 driver.

ypocaramel, thanks to you too. I'll have to wait till I have one to find out which
way works best for me. I played around a bit with a NC but I didn't have enough
time to play with the keyboard.
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