[NTLK] Problems connecting by serial cable.

Edward Kenworthy edward at kenworthy.info
Mon Dec 14 10:05:42 EST 2009

1st gen Mac Pro, Snow Leopard and NCX-34.

I have been trying to initiate the connection from the Newt side (dock->connect using serial). Didn't know there was another way.


On 14 Dec 2009, at 11:26, Don Zahniser wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 04:32:31 -0500, Edward Kenworthy wrote:
>> Finally got all the hardware I thought I needed (serial adapter for the  
>> newt, usb->serial adapter for my Mac). Installed the drivers and my Mac  
>> sees the usb-serial adapter. Plug in the newt, try to dock over serial  
>> and it fails. Only point of concern is the widget that goes in the top  
>> doesn't fit as tightly as I would expect.
>> Any suggestions?
> There is a known problem with MP2x00 Newtons, in which the socket for the  
> Newton Internet Connector (that the dongle plugs into) comes loose from  
> its moorings.  Hopefully that is not the case for yours, because there is  
> not much hope of a fix.
> http://www.splorp.com/newton/faq/newton-faq-hardware.html#IIC6f
> It could still be a software issue, though.  What model of Mac, what OS,  
> what software are you using from the Mac side?
> You should always try to initiate the connection from the Newton Dock.
> -- 
> Don Zahniser
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