Re: [NTLK] Backup Flash Memory Card

From: Cracka Jack <>
Date: Mon Apr 30 2007 - 18:33:38 EDT

I've been really busy and just had a chance to start trying this today.

I'm using XP and have a com port which i'm using to try this method.

I have a copy of NCU and can recognize the Newton but it will not backup.

When I dock the Newton it seems to connect fine but will not backup... The
PC appears to try and initialize the transfer but always goes immediately to
disconnected. The Newton reads " The connection was stopped because your PC

I've tried using baud rates 2400, 4800, & 9600 to no avail as well as
adjusting all the FIFO buffers down to 1 on both.

Any tips?


On 4/23/07, Dan <> wrote:
> On 4/23/2007 4:27 PM, Cracka Jack wrote:
> > I'm relatively new to Newtons, so please bear with me.
> > I have a Newton 2100 and a really nice Flash Memory card that has a
> bunch of
> > games/tools/info on it and I wanted to make a backup copy, as I've lost
> > stuff (or had it fail) before.
> > Does anyone know how to copy the information from 1 PCMCIA Flash card to
> > another blank PCMCIA Flash Card?
> > Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Allen
> >
> >
> This was covered very recently you might want to check the archives. I
> believe it was last month. Anyway in summery it is not easy to do
> (directly from card to card). The only program that I know of that will
> do this is SBM utilities. At least from card directly to another card
> using a MP1x00.
> The cheaper route (if you have a serial port and the cable to connect
> your Newt to your desktop) is to use NCU to backup the card then restore
> it to another card. But if you have a Mac it requires classic which it
> would seem, not many have anymore. If you have windows it should run
> ok, but you may need slowdown (a program to slow down your system) and
> to adjust you FIFO buffers to the lowest setting. And if you don't have
> a serial port, then you need to get a USB to serial adapter.
> -Dan
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