[NTLK] Desperately Seeking Wise, Kind Help...

From: Michael Nerad (neradms_at_execpc.com)
Date: Wed Jun 26 2002 - 21:23:49 EDT

Hello Everyone,

It has been awhile since I have posted anything. I have been recovering from a serious illness and have not had the energy to write. But, I have read all of the daily digests and have appreciated all of the expert news, advice and opinions.

I have read the FAQ's, and searched old posts, but I wasn't able to discern a clear solution to my situation(probably my own ignorance). I desperately need help with a couple of problems that have come up in the last couple of days.

My original Newton 2100 is my main computing device. I have severe disabilities in both my hands and elbows that make it very painful to use a keyboard, and I therefore use my Newton for it's ease of use, and relief of pain. I have returned to school as a non-traditional student for a new career direction and I depend on my Newton for many hours of daily assistance.

About a week ago, the 2100 began to have pen alignment problems. No matter how many times I reset the alignment in the preferences, the pen was never in the correct and expected point. This was erratic; with the alignment sometimes being higher, lower, left, right, always changing.

Sometimes thought things would be normal. I have not added any new software in months or changed any settings or preferences in other programs. I cleaned the screen, and made sure there was no debris by gently running a business card around the screen and it's frame.

Well, things have taken a turn for the worse, Today my 2100 decided that along with the alignment problems, it now has severe jaggies. It is unusable in this state. Help! What can I do? Is this a hardware issue, and if so, is there anyone who can repair this for me?

Any of your expert advice is needed immediately! I need this computer ASAP. I can not take the pain of using a key board on a regular basis, and I need to find a solution(s). If you feel it is more appropriate, please feel free to email me privately also.

I know that there must be someone who has had this combination of problems. I am the original owner of this Newton from Apple. Are they the ones to fix this, or should I run from this idea?

I look forward to what I am sure what will be many helpful suggestions. Thank you in advance for your time, help, and kindness.

Michael Nerad


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