Re: [NTLK] Newton 4 Newbies/dead 2100

From: Johannes Wolf (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 02:42:23 EDT

So what is the behaviour of yor Newt now?
No sound and no screen after startup?

After reading what you did I really wonder if you isolated the implant PCB
and its connections properly while experimenting with different positions of
the implant. That you closed the nack cover with an imperceptable bulge
indicated that the implant PCB must have been pressed hardly against the
logic board.
There is a good chance that you introduced a shortcut between implant and
logic board.

I would recommend to do what you already proposed: replace the crystal and
remove all implant connections.
To be safe you can also remove the SER-001, but this board is for sure NOT
the reason for the behaviour of your Newt.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of James Mackey
> Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 2:22 AM
> To:
> Subject: [NTLK] Newton 4 Newbies/dead 2100
> 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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