Re: [NTLK] Newton 4 Newbies/dead 2100

From: James Mackey (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 19:17:16 EDT


That sounds like some pretty good Kung Fu. Where is the "supercap"? From the
name, I would guess that I ought to insulate myself from the tweezers, or at
least not try to short it out with my tongue.

And the iron is 15/30 watt dual, with an ultra-fine tip that has been
through3 Xbox Enigmah mods (58 solder points apiece!). I'll change the tip
out in order to get rid of the cooties.


>From: Ed Kummel >Reply-To: >To: >Subject: Re: [NTLK] Newton 4 Newbies/dead 2100
>Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 10:56:38 -0700 (PDT) >>>OK. Here are a few things to
check. >Sometimes when opening up a Newt, the battery spring >catches and
will no longer make a good connection with >the battery pack. I also noticed
some crystalization >of the solder joints around the battery connection.
>Touch up some of those solder joints (you are using a >grounded!!! 25W
soldering iron, right?) I had to give >the battery contact spring a little
tweak to get it to >make a reliable connection! >Also, check all the plugin
connectors, espceially the >one with the red and black wires and that grey
>sheilded one. Did you try turning on the Newt with the >AC adapter plugged
in? >Drain the supercap (you can force this by shorting it >using a pair of
tweazers or forceps) and attempt to >restart the Newt without the batterys
installed and >only the AC adapter. >Give these things a try and see what
>happens...hopefully something works >Ed >web/gadget guru
> (download Newton packages) >
(my NPDS server and it's new >subdomain) >>--- James Mackey wrote:
>>>>>>Well, I pulled the SER-001 and put it in my other >>Newt. I
de-solderedthe >>Implant and put the original crystal back and let it >>sit
overnight. It still >>doesn't turn on or make any noises. :( >>>>>===== >"I
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