Re: [NTLK] Newby problems.

From: Johannes Wolf (
Date: Tue Jun 28 2005 - 05:50:22 PDT

Dear Michael,
What you experience is in the community called JAGGIES.
You can search the archive for what has been posted on that issue.
But to make it short:
the best known way to get rid of the jaggies so far is to
disassemble the Newt until th epoint where you can reach and disconnect the
flexible PCB connection between the digitizer and the main board, called
logic board.
In order to help you wity this there is the very nice manual you can find
with lots of nice pictures.

THE MAIN STEP then is to CLEAN the contacts of the flex PCB.

Now you can re-assemble your Newt and teh Jaggies should belong to the past.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Michael Beale
> Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 10:44 AM
> To:
> Subject: [NTLK] Newby problems.

> Dear colleagues,

> I have a couple of problems I am looking for advice/assistance on in my
> exploration of the two Newton 2100's I have. One problem I
> have is that
> one of the 2100's seems to constantly need to be calibrated using
> setup.
> Sometimes even when the pen is located in the cross the unit does
> not seem
> to detect it. Sometimes I switch it off during setup and after
> a couple of
> goes recommencing setup it seems to work ok. The other unit
> seems to not
> need much calibrating. Unfortunately the unit which seems to
> behave better
> does not have the additional enhancements I paid for on the first
> unit such
> as speed enhancement, or the audio output jack.

> Any suggestions on what I should do?

> Michael

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