[NTLK] Newton Repair Question

John Royston jroyston at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 18:50:40 EDT 2012

Here is a better picture from Frank's Site of the Item in question it is C150


John Royston
jroyston at gmail.com

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 5:03 PM, John Royston <jroyston at gmail.com> wrote:
> I plugged in my 2100 to OEM Apple 9W power adapter and heard a loud
> pop and smelled smoke and the unit powered off. I think it may be
> related to the ships power as it is 220V 60HZ (Newton adapter says it
> is compatible with 120/240 50/60hz)  maybe it doesn't like 220 at 60HZ
> but I am not sure. I had alkaline battery tray in with batteries it at
> the time. The part that burnt was a small white block next to the coil
> of wire/transformer on the main board.
> Does anyone know if this type of failure is repairable?
> Here is a small photo of what burnt up...
> http://imgur.com/xVGzZ
> If any list members that have experience fixing Newtons could tell me
> possible what might have caused the failure and if It could be fixed I
> would be appreciative.I cannot tell what the part is due to the
> burning of it.
> I have a spare but I am now scared to use that adapter ever. I really
> do not want to only have one Newt either if anyone has any repair
> ideas let me know or a main board for a 2100 for sale.
> Thanks in advance.
> John Royston
> jroyston at gmail.com

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