Re: [NTLK] Newton Battery Contacts messed up, need help...?

From: Ed Kummel <>
Date: Thu May 28 2009 - 18:22:47 EDT

Unfortunately, without opening the Newt up, there really isn't a way to fix this...You can get those philips screwdrivers almost anywhere...I got a really nice set at Sears (love Craftsman tools) but I also picked up an emergency screwdriver at a CVS in an eyeglass repair kit. My Swiss Army knife has a really nice philips that i use often and will fit the Newt screws. I even saw a micro-screwdriver kit at the 5-Below last month. I got an emergency screwdriver at the mall at one of those cellphone kiosks that sell the replacement plastic cases...the guy had a bunch hanging on a peg and I was fortunate enough to see that and purchased a set for about a buck...cheapo, but for emergency use, more than adequete.
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--- On Thu, 5/28/09, Ben Gates <> wrote:

From: Ben Gates <>
Subject: [NTLK] Newton Battery Contacts messed up, need help...?
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2009, 4:23 PM

Hey everyone! I've been on the list for about a year now, this is my 
first message. I sort of have a problem with the  contact for the 
battery on my MP2000, which is preventing me from being able to use 
it. The metal contact inside the battery compartment has unhooked 
itself from the plastic casing, so the battery pack won't fit in, and 
no battery power can be sent into the device. It probably makes more 
sense with this picture:
. The piece of the contact which passes beneath the spring in the 
picture is supposed to be hooked to that ridge of plastic (as it is in 
that picture). Somehow, mine got unhooked, so it is in front of the 
plastic ridge, obviously causing problems. I tried to open my Newton 
using the tutorial attached to that picture (
) but I don't have a screwdriver small enough to get the screws out, 
and I was wondering if anyone had a better suggestion as to how I 
could get the contact back on track.
Thanks for the help everyone!

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