[NTLK] Serial board install question

From: James Fraser <fast_fierce_and_funny_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Mon May 15 2006 - 16:05:55 EDT

Hello Everyone,

Is it possible for a serial board to be installed without causing a bulge or
otherwise imperiling the Newton case plastics?

From what I can tell, some folks who had this item installed at one time
went on to develop problems later on. However, there have since been some
worthy suggestions made as to how a "bulge" might be avoided or minimized.
I guess I'm wondering if people implementing those suggestions have since
enjoyed an angst-free user experience.

I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of having such a device installed in
the future. On the one hand, I understand that constantly
plugging/unplugging the serial dongle might be bad for the mobo. On the
other, having a serial board installed might help save the mobo, only to
cause other difficulties.

Don't get me wrong: I'm amazed that such a cool aftermarket device was
developed at all. And admittedly there are pros and cons to almost any
technical innovation. It's just that I'd like to get a better grasp of any
risks involved before I tale the plunge myself.


James Fraser

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Received on Mon May 15 16:06:00 2006

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