Device Identification & Background
The Palm V is a Palm PDA running Palm OS 3.1. A notable feature of this model (and it's successor, the Vx) is that the shell is made of anodized aluminum and is quite durable. It is equipped with a 3.2" LCD with 160x160 pixel resolution and resistive touchscreen functionality. Inside the device is the Palm OS 3.1 and 2 MB of flash memory. The unit measures 80mm x 115mm x 10mm and weighs 4.1oz.
The unit is powered by a built-in rechargeable Li-Ion battery. This battery is charged via the HotSync Cradle. The original cradle utilized a Serial connection and requires a power supply which plugs into a Y connector with a custom plug. There are some cables/cradles which support it and provide a USB interface.
|Screen||3.2", 160x160 px backlit monochrome STN, 16-grayscale LCD touchscreen|
|Memory||2 MB Flash|
|Dimensions||80 mm x 115 mm x 10 mm (LxWxH)|
|Weight||115 g (4.1 oz)|
The primary difference between the Palm V and the similar Palm Vx is that the latter comes with 8 MB flash memory (the V only has 2 MB). The dimensions, however, are identical.
The original Palm V also shipped with a plastic and plastic/metal combo stylus. Either works fine with the touchscreen.
Repairs & Upgrades
Digitizer Repair Guide from Directfix.
Teardown Guide from Directfix.
Disassembly Guide for screen removal, motherboard, buttons, and case from PerformancePDA.