UX Docking station backplate

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UX Docking station backplate

Postby cerjam2 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 08:27

so i bought a sony ux on ebay a year and a half ago and havent much used it, the keyboards too big for my small hands. its a neat little device though. my biggest issue is i have the docking station but the ebay buyer gyped me on the plastic backplate and it's really bothersome. i'm looking for someone or someplace i can buy just the backplate from. im currently using two disposable plastiuc knives to hold it up, its really not a good fit. lmfao


just the see through plate in that.

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Postby ceehoppy1st » Sun Jan 22, 2012 19:28

When I checked last, that little bit of plastic was stupidly expensive ($85 or so). I'd try taking a piece of plexiglass, carefully warming it down the middle with a heat gun, & bending it into a sharp crease to match the angle of the UX in the dock. Then secure the plexi to the top of the dock with 2-side sticky tape.
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Postby cerjam2 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 04:42

why..why is a piece of plastic worth so much? for that matter, who at sony designed this horrible thing.

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Postby Benz145 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 05:00

Mine had one of the tabs, that hold it in place, break off after a short while. It's sort of hanging on by a thread!
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Postby bigs » Sun Feb 05, 2012 03:05

best solution is to find a dock on ebay that comes with a working back plate ;). Not sure why sony charges a premium for that part, guess there is not that much demand for it.
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Postby blaster » Sun Feb 05, 2012 20:01

its cost so much cos its a very spasific part that only comes with a hole unet. if you could buy different colored plastic stands then they would be cheep as chips now cos there would be more stands than docks

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