Re: [NTLK] Newton 4 Newbies/dead 2100

From: James Mackey (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 08:23:51 EDT


Well, I pulled the SER-001 and put it in my other Newt. I de-soldered the
Implant and put the original crystal back and let it sit overnight. It still
doesn't turn on or make any noises. :(

>From: "Johannes Wolf" >Reply-To: >To: >Subject:
Re: [NTLK] Newton 4 Newbies/dead 2100 >Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 08:42:23 +0200
>>>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. >>Johannes
>>>>-----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
theinternal connectors are still secure and I removed and reinstalled >>the
PCB card and SER-001 without any luck. I might try de-soldering the
>>Implantand 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
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