Re: [NTLK] Alignment of "Mike's Newts"

From: Bernie A. Goltermann (
Date: Fri Jun 14 2002 - 15:15:48 EDT


I switched topics as someone else said and I agree it's a better fitting
one then Brain Surgery.

>I dismantled ... removing about 0.5 - 1mm ...
>and the problem was perhaps slightly less severe but I wouldn't swear to it.
When I get a chance I'll look and see if that makes a difference on mine.

>Like other units, my problem remains in the same area of the physical screen
>regardless of rotation and I also have the behaviour of having the align pen
>routine repeat itself many times unless you tap away from the crosses.
Yes, tapping away from the crosses does work but I couldn't find the
right combination in one of the rotations possibly because my unit has a
more severe problem.

>I could continue to remove material from the screen bezel but the fit of my
>good machines is very tight to the screen - so it there any point?
I would not think so.

>I can't get over the fact that so many machines have the same fault - we
>must be missing some piece of information. I'll ask Mike Day.
I agree that there's got to be a clue as to how they all got this way.

>If the fault moves with the screen and not the motherboard it must be the HW
>of the touchscreen elements as their contacts go directly to the MB and are
>not handled by the circuits in the screen sub-assembly.
I sure of this, the fault move with the screen.

>>Thanks for the info, I didn't realize I was that close to removing the
>I forgot to mention another gold screw at the contact end of the battery
OK, I'll look out for that one as well, thanks



Read the List FAQ/Etiquette:
Read the Newton FAQ:
This is the NewtonTalk mailing list -

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Wed Jul 03 2002 - 14:02:20 EDT