[NTLK] Problems connecting by serial cable.

Woody Smith woodysmith at comcast.net
Tue Dec 15 11:20:53 EST 2009

If as someone else suggested the Newton Interconnect port has become  
unsoldered then your only option will be to replace the Newton/logic  
board or start using ethernet.
Check with as non-metallic probe such as plastic dental pick to  
toothpick to see if there is any looseness in the port.  If so then it  
has likely failed.  If not then your dongle may have had the little  
tensioning nub worn down.

If you need a loaner card for the drivers contact me off list.  I have  
only one card left so the deposit will be high but refunded once card  
is returned.


On Dec 14, 2009, at 3:32 AM, 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?

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