How to Keep a Pin With Your Palm

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Introduction: How to Keep a Pin With Your Palm

About: twitter.com/aeshir

I recently bought a used Palm IIIe PDA from a friend. After using it for a while, and some trial and error of trying to figure out how to use it, I've finally got the hang of it. Sometimes though, it freezes or gets a major error. In that case, you have to perform a reset (of which there are a few different types). This is done by putting a pin or other skinny object in a tiny hole in the back. I have run into a small problem though. Whenever I need a pin I have to travel to the other side of the house to get one. But no this isn't my major problem, what is if, say I'm driving somewhere and I have to do a reset, I'm stuck helpless. Not a pin or toothpick to be found! So I've come up with an idea. OMG!

(I wrote that entire paragraph on my Palm! :D)

Materials----
PIN or TOOTHPICK
TAPE, any kind

Step 1: TAPE

Place a piece of tape on the back of the device

Step 2: PIN

Now emo-fy *gasp!* your Palm by stabby-rip-stab-stabbing your palm with the pin. Stick it through the tape until only the head is visible. Yeehaw! You're done. Do you feel special? Now the pin can't fall out. And you'll never be without! :D

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    FYI the Handspring styli had a Phillips head screwdriver as well.

    this is great because i am not gonna pay 5 bucks for a special stylus. i have 1 of those old palm m125's and i can do evrything with it(tv remote, e-mail, web browsing)exept reach the reset button.lol

    3 replies

    Oddly enough, the m125, bsides not being rechargeable, is much better than the m150 (Zire.) Personally I prefer my m515 here, much better than even the m130. Blech, horrible passive matrix screen on the m130 btw...

    Really? where did you get your programs for it, if it would work with a Palm Tungsten E

    what about a zire 31?

    my treo's stylus fits in the reset hole... you would think this is how they would have made them all

    1 reply

    unfortunately for me and my zire, they didn't

    I'm a balla and carry 3 sizes of paperclips in my wallet ;)

    2 replies

    What's a balla?

    I used regualr scotch tape to tape a pin on the underside of the battery door. it works well and doesn't look as ugly (no offense but a big pink piece of tape is a bit ugly)

    LOL! emo-fy! "and my favorite song, stabby-rip-stab-stab"!! (from Youtube's "I must be emo" vid. if u havnt seen it go search it!

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    OMG!!!!! I FOUND MY STYLUS! YAY! Well actually I didn't find it, my dad did while he was vaccuming the van. Lol. Whoopsy!

    on my palm stylus you can unscrew the top part and it has a hidden little plastic poker to reset if needed... go pick up one of the newer stylus's and it should work

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    No way i'm gonna pay 5 bucks for three stylus'.... the shipping probably costs more than them.

    Or just enlarge the reset hole with a drill bit (spun between your fingers) until it's large enough for any ballpoint pen to fit through. Undersized reset holes are stupid. I hate manufacturers who won't just put the reset switch in the battery compartment so it doesn't get bumped accidentally, and be done with it.

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    Except some of us (i.e. me) would go into a cold sweat at the idea of taking a drill bit to an expensive (new) electronic device. I realize that you can get palm III's pretty cheep, but still, drilling the device just to make the reset hole bigger seems, well, like a bad idea. Read the comment by bones.

    Only the metal stylus' have the screw top with the pin, as per Bones' comment.

    thats why they make the reset button on the computer soo small ( or on any other device ) so it isnt triggered accidentally