Yes I know it has an Intel clone NEC V30 micro in there.
Firstly, you must realise that Psion
hinges do not break, at least not according to
Despite this, my Psion has glued hinges. The breaking was caused by twisting the two halves of the case while it was in a leather case in my trouser pocket. It happened three times before I gave up paying £40.00 each time for the repair and did it myself
There are several parts to the procedure:
As the case of the Psion is made of ABS then an ABS solvent
glue must be used.
Superglue and Araldite break off of the waxy surface.
I found that Bostik PVC Pipeweld cement was appropriate (recommended by a traditional hardware shop). I have found that this works well , but not if put on too thickly.
Unscrew the the four small crosshead screws visible when the batteries are removed. Note how the battery lead is clipped under the various strain relief points.
To make the hinges last longer, reinforce the joint with a
small piece of ABS. This can be found most easily by searching around
for some small piece of consumer gear with the ABS recycling symbol on
This must be shaped so that the case will still open fully - the reinforcement nearest the hinge must not come too close.
Dont forget to get the battery lead clipped under the right
These figures were obtained on a Psion Series 3
standby: 150 µA