Re: [NTLK] Jaggies make me sad

From: Doug P <>
Date: Mon May 29 2006 - 10:22:19 EDT

I've fixed three or four units this way myself--two of them went to
Tony in New Zealand. One was my own. One was an NTLK member in west

I made a sketch that has since been uploaded to UNNA that details what
needs to be removed to chase your jaggies away.

Look at this sketch for details on what to remove:


> From: "James Carchedi (Austin, Texas)" <>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Jaggies make me sad
> Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 02:09:29 -0500
> I have three MP2100s and all developed severe cases of the jaggies.
> After some research, I decided to give the case mod a try, since all
> other efforts failed, including hard reset, electroshock therapy,
> voodoo, etc. This case mod/bezel procedure was discovered by somebody
> else and reported in this mailing list, I believe, a couple years
> back. His theory was that the top case bezel inevitably warps after
> everyday use, and that the edge of the upper plastic touches the
> screen and causes the jaggies. Well, he's right.
> After taking one of the Newtons apart for a test, I asked an
> acquaintance who was a machinist to mill the upper half of the
> plastic case about 1/8". He did so by hand using a dremel-like tool.
> Jaggies fixed. I then proceeded to do the same modification to the
> two other newtons myself, and I can safely say that all the jaggies
> on all three newtons are gone for good.
> I am convinced this is the cause of 98% of the jaggies reported. If
> you have a dremel and have a fairly steady hand, and can disassemble/
> reassemble the Newton, and don't mind a slight gap between the screen
> and plastic case, you should give it a try. It is certainly cheaper
> than buying another Newt that, in all likelihood, will develop the
> same aggravating the problem after a while.
> Cheers,
> James

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