Re: [NTLK] ATA Support (was: Connecting my Newton-Questions!)

From: Sonny Hung <>
Date: Wed Aug 13 2008 - 11:46:40 EDT

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 9:10 AM, James Wages <> wrote:
> The problem with your card is that the CIS is corrupted and cannot be
> written to. So despite the fact that the actual memory is fine, the
> Newton cannot read the CIS and so won't go any further because it
> doesn't know what you have just plugged in!

Thanks PCBman for clarifying it so clearly.
Actually that was what I was trying to explain (at least that's what I
thought I was trying to do in one of my clarifications).
But alas I'm all thumbs with the topic... the CIS to my understanding is
that special area that tells a device what it is.
Like stated I thought it could be fixed most of the time.

In any case a follow up question to PCBman does this type of failure occur?

My guess would be that when the Newton locks up, that IF one were to reset
the Newton with the card still installed it could possibly damage the card.
This has been said many a time but personally I've not experienced it
before. However James your situation with Clarity bonking out so often (IF
you did a reset) with the card installed maybe that caused the issue? Not
sure what you do exactly in this circumstance nor if it actually could
damage the card but it's a thought.

God bless,
Sonny Hung
the Hung Family
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