Re: [NTLK] Can't connect Newton 2000 to PowerBook 5300

Date: Fri Mar 29 2002 - 02:28:54 EST

At 7:46 PM +0000 3/28/2002, Richard Barraclough wrote:
>I just managed to get my hands on a second hand Newton 2000.
>Unfortunately I'm having problems getting a connection with my PowerBook
>5300cs. (I'm using the old PowerBook cos it has a serial port and my G7/733
>doesn't and I'm not buying an adapter cos I'm tight!)
>Unfortunately I cannot connect to the Newton using NCU. The Newton complains
>that "The connection was stopped because there was no response".
>Here are my thoughts:
>* Wrong cable: Its a mini-din 8-pin male to the same---the sort you would
>use with Mac serial printers. Do there exist straight and cross-over cables?
>Have I got the wrong one?
>* Cable is broken. (Its not exactly new!). Unlikely though.
>* Something is trying to use the Printer/Modem port. I had NCU complain
>about this, and I've tried various AppleTalk settings, but to no avail.
>* Its a PowerBook 5300, do I really expect anything to work?
>Any ideas you might have are much appreciated.

Hi Richard,

Do you have Appletalk active or inactive? I think you find this in your

If you're using a "serial" cable, Appletalk must be inactive or set to a
port other than your modem/printer port. Otherwise, if you have Appletalk
active and set to your modem/printer port, you need to use a localtalk

From your description, I think you need to turn Appletalk off because
you're using a serial cable. And, I assume that you have your Newton set
to Connect by Serial.

Hope that helps.


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