[NTLK] Card removal problems

Woody Smith woodysmith at comcast.net
Fri Dec 18 01:54:58 EST 2009

The archives seem fine to me

but here is what Victor says about that

Positive errors are hardware errors.  They're nigh impossible to  
decode unless
you are using Hammer, the low-level NewtonOS debugger.  99 times out  
of 100,
encountering such an error when a card is inserted means that the card  
damaged - either bad blocks, or some other problem.  Since the Newton  
asks for the card when you remove it, I'd say that the card has  
developed at
least one bad block.  Unfortunately, the NewtonOS cannot map out bad  
blocks on
a linear card, so your card is most likeky useless.  Hope you had a  

still you might try to insert it with Prefs open and try to reformat it.


On Dec 17, 2009, at 11:54 PM, Joseph wrote:

> I downloaded and installed Card Eject without any problems.  When I  
> insert the card, I am seeing an error message, to the tune of  
> "Sorry, a problem has occurred. (815064)".  Card Eject does not  
> recognize that any card is in the slot, but I get the same error  
> message when I remove it that I did before.  I'm wondering if  
> someone provided me with a bad card, but since it's the first one  
> I've ever used, I have no idea.  The Newton error database at UNNA  
> has no information.
>> From Google, I see this was discussed in 2003 on this list, but I  
>> don't think the archives are back online yet.

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