Re: [NTLK] New to list and my two questions.

From: Steven Combs <>
Date: Mon Jul 24 2006 - 21:24:07 EDT

I plan on using eScale to sync and send packages. I'll keep searching
around for the cable as it sounds like this is my only option. At the
moment I am in the process of installing a battery holder with some
fresh NiHM batteries. Have the holder and the dremel and ready to go
to work. Once I get it holding power consistently then I'm going to
work on getting the serial cable. Thinking about documenting the
project online. Will let everyone know if I do.

I have an eMAC running MAC OS X and Classic, but was unsuccessful
getting NCU to install. Didn't spend much time with it, but will a
little later.

Looking forward to using the list and reading about the interesting
ways folks are still using their Newtons. I had a 110 years ago with
all the cables and could kick myself for getting rid of it now that I
found this wonderful eMate.


On 7/24/06, Dan <> wrote:
> There are several places you can get cables. Though the names escape me
> at the moment. I am sure others on the list will chime in.
> As for the PC card, no you can't read that on your Powerbook unless you
> reformat it, then the Emate won't be able to read or write to it unless
> you reformat it again in the emate. The only way to install software is
> though serial connection, over the internet, or LAN (either wired or
> wireless). Probably the best way for you since you are just starting is
> the serial connection. NCU (newton connection utilities) will run but
> only under classic. I think there are some package installers that run
> on X but not being a Mac user I can't advise you further.
> -Dan
> On 7/24/2006 8:33 PM, Steven Combs wrote:
> > I just purchased an eMate for my daughter on eBay. It's in great
> > condition, but as with most newbies, I have a couple of questions.
> >
> > 1. Where's the best place to get an inexpensive Connection Cable (DIN
> > 8 to Serial 9)?
> >
> > 2. I have a 4Mb PC Card with the eMate as well. Is there anyway to
> > manage (Read/Write/Install Packages) this Card in my Powerbook G4? My
> > Powerbook shows it has been inserted, but will not allow me to view
> > the contents.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > New eMate User Steven
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