Re: NTLK Emate / Intel Flash Cards

From: Bill Davis (
Date: Thu Feb 24 2000 - 00:17:08 EST

On 2/23/2000 4:16 AM, Alex Veitch [] wrote:

>I just got three Intel 6 MB flash cards, but they don't seem to be
>recognised by my eMate. (Put them in, click extras, card, get message
>"no card is inserted".)
>I'm still a newby to the emate - am I doing anything wrong here?

Are those the 5v/5v cards from Paul Braham? They SHOULD work in the
eMate (and the 2000 and 2100, but not any of the older 1xx Newtons such
as the OMP, 100,110, 120 and 130).

If not, you need to use LINEAR FLASH, and it must be 5v/5v to read and
write on an eMate. (You can read 5v/12v cards, but not write to them on
an eMate)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Does the eMate have a "lock" switch like the older
Newtons (1xx) models did? On those models, you not only had to put the
card in the slot but you had to flip the switch back to "lock" to lock
the card in, as I recall, and get it recognized by the unit.

If not, maybe your card slot is broken, actually, from the message. You
should get some other error than "no card inserted" if you put an
unsupported card into a Newton.

Anyone else out there on this list who has used Paul Braham's 6MB Intel
cards in a Newton?

 - Bill

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