Re: NTLK MP2000 dead again...

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 11:16:44 CDT

Bob Dawson wrote:

> Well it happened again. Changed batteries and the Newton's dead. Tried the
> Power Manager reset that worked the last time to no avail. Is it really
> croaked this time?
> I have a box coming from Apple to send it in for repair. I'm curious if
> anyone has any advice if this is the best course of action or if there is
> any other option? Considering that the other PDAs I've looked at out there
> still don't measure up to Newt, in my opinion, I'm inclined to do what I
> have to to keep Newt alive as long as possible.
> I'd be interested in any and all opinions/advice.

Well, if it's just the batteries, then usually the Newton went in a deep coma. There are a few methods to bring it back to life in the FAQ <>, but
the main point is to remove all power, let the unit rest for a few hours, then plug them or put a known good set of alkalines and try to power on. If that doesn't work, try to reset. If
it's still a no go, you can try the procedure described in the FAQ to do a hard reset (erasing the internal store), but answer No when it asks if you really want to erase the internal

Laurent Daudelin
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