[NTLK] Non-Starting MP120

Don Zahniser dzahniser at rochester.rr.com
Sat Dec 12 13:28:12 EST 2009

Thanks - I'll try this out once I get a chance to get a fresh backup  
battery.  I don't trust the one that is in it now.

On Sat, 12 Dec 2009 12:57:05 -0500, Matej Horvat wrote:

> Frank recommends the following:
> a) If you have a memory card installed, remove it. Some cards can be  
> killed by the hard reset involved in the following procedure.
> b) Remove the main batteries and the backup battery.
> c) Press the power switch and put something between the switch and the  
> case to keep it pressed (use a piece of paper or cardboard folded to the  
> required thickness).
> d) Leave the Newton alone for a day. Ignore anyone telling you 15  
> minutes will be enough, leave it alone for a day.
> e) Make sure both the main batteries (non-rechargeable alkalines, do not  
> use rechargeables) and the backup battery are fresh. In this context  
> “fresh” means at least 1.5 volts each for the alkalines, at least 3.0  
> volts for the backup battery.
> f) Remove whatever you used to hold the power switch down and install  
> the backup battery.
> g) Install the main batteries.
> This worked for me.
> Note: at step C, I used a screwdriver.
> -Matej Horvat
> ----- Original Message -----
> I have a MP120, NOS 2.0, that had been intermittently not powering up.
> Now it won't power up at all, whether on battery or on the AC adapter.
> Basically, it seems dead.  No response at all to reset button, power
> switch, etc.
> Any suggestions on things to try?
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Don Zahniser

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