Re: [NTLK] Newton 4 Newbies/dead 2100

From: James Mackey (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 01:02:40 EDT


Thanks, G. At my firs bes opp-o-tunity I be bustin' out w' da hot poker and
disconnectin' dat broke-ass ova-priced Newtin'-killin' rip off. Maybe I bes
be gettin' my fix at Radio Shack afta all. I wus about to thro' that
non-working ting unda my sled while cruisin' down da alley.


>From: Ed Kummel >Reply-To: >To: >Subject: Re: [NTLK] Newton 4 Newbies/dead 2100
>Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 21:30:20 -0700 (PDT) >>>I've found that a
disconnected crystal will give the >perception that the newt is dead... I
raninto this >problem with my "getto" acelleration. (one of the door >clippy
things pushed on the crystal and broke a solder >joint, hence, no newton in
slow mode, newton only in >fast mode) >In your case, since you're using one
of those >hi-faloot'n PixSolution boards is that you probably >lost a solder
connection at the crystal's pad or the >wire or at the acelleration board.
That's where I >would check first... >Ed >web/gadget guru >>--- James Mackey
wrote: >>>>>>I had an Implant accel and an SER-001 in it. The >>flip-cover
would not stay >>back in the locked position (imperceptable bulge of >>the
back case) so I was >>experimenting with several alternate locaitons for
>>the accelerator. So now >>the Newt won't boot, and it failed to recover
after >>an overnight hiatus >>(following the instructions on the FAQ). I
don't >>know if anything inside >>might have touched and caused the problem.
Maybe I >>was too greedy. That Newt >>was my skanky daily driver, and it
would be nice if >>it could be recovered. >>All the internal connectors are
still secure and I >>removed and reinstalled >>the PCB card and SER-001
without any luck. I might >>try de-soldering the >>Implant and putting the
old crystal back to see if >>it was the part that >>failed. >>>>JM
>>>>>From:James Elliott >Reply-To: >> >To:
>> >Subject: Re: [NTLK] >>Newton 4 Newbies site
>Date: >>Wed, 26 Jun 2002 19:22:16 -0400 >>>What sort of >>hotrodding were
you up to? >>>>-James >>>It looks like quite a useful site. The >>J&K Sales
link will come >>in handy. I >>need to get another 2100 after I >>murdered
one of mine >>yesterday. I was >>probably asking for trouble by >>hotrodding
the hardware >>toomuch. >>>>JM >>>-- >Read the List FAQ/Etiquette:
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