[NTLK] WTB: Newton Battery Tray

Ross Deihm adventuresindining at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 17:54:57 EDT 2011


Funny you should mention that. I have it plugged in at work and it's
replaced my pen and paper phone note log already. It's very functional, but
I travel pretty often for business and there is something far more romantic
about a Newton than an iPad.

I contacted Newton sales right away but they didn't have any battery trays,
just rechargeable which were listed at a higher price than the USB
connection board.


On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 4:55 PM, Tony Kan <tony.kan at clear.net.nz> wrote:

> Newtonsales is building a batch of battery trays, so there is a ray of hope
> for you there. They come up from time to time on eBay and often as part of
> a
> package.  Its probably better value for money to buy it as a package.
> I see others have recommended Frank's services.
> A Newton can still be of use without a battery.  I make one Newton work as
> a
> NPDS server permanently plugged in to mains power without a battery
> installed.
> Cheers
> Tony Kan
> Christchurch
> New Zealand
> [snip]
> Thanks. I was incorrect, no data is being lost. I mistook the calibration
> screen and card loading as a complete reboot. My notes and stored data are
> in fact intact. Keep in mind that I'm a 1.2 user and this was all a bit
> new.
> My battery rebuild did not take, which was evident from the condition of
> the
> older battery that it would not work. This leaves the Newt rather powerless
> to really be effective anyway, so the Newt will likely end up on my shelf
> as
> a curiosity until I stumble upon a battery tray, or some enterprising
> individual starts printing off battery trays from a 3D printer.
> [snip]
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