[NTLK] setting up my spare NEWTON

Doug Denby ddenby at rogers.com
Wed Apr 28 11:56:07 EDT 2010

Just for silliness sake, do you have a backup on the card? If so, you should be able to restore the computer's stuff from the backup. At least most of it. Don't know if the patch will work that way.


On 2010-04-28, at 8:44 AM, Dr. James Charney wrote:

> HI---after 12 years my original 2100 Newton has bit the dust.  More specifically, the touch screen no longer registers correctly--you tap here, it registers the tap somewhat randomly somewhere else.  Makes the Newton unusable.
> 	I thought I was clever, knowing how important my Newton was to my daily routine---I use MoreInfo as my primary office appointment scheduler-- so a few years ago I purchased a spare Newton on Ebay.  A spare in pristine condition.  I thought I could just move the storage card with all my info on it to the spare Newton, and I would be OK.
> 	Not so.  The data is there, no problem.  But, the spare Newton will not recognize my 3Com PC XJack card, which I use to have an Ethernet connection to my Mac for backup, etc.
> 	And then, I discovered that my spare has the 2010 bug (of course!) so it won't let me do appointments into this year or set the proper year in the Clock.  Of course, to put the patch into the spare to correct this, I need the Ethernet card to work.  Catch 22!
> 	I thought I could copy extensions and utilities from my disabled Newton onto a PC storage card and then put that card in the spare.  But I realize I dont' know exactly what extensions, etc I need to move---I'm don't have that level of understanding about the Newton.
> 	So , long preamble----can someone tell me what drivers, extensions, etc I need to have in the spare Newton for it to recognize my 3Com card, Model 3CXE589ET?   The card works fine in my damaged Newton---but is not recognized in the spare.  I need to get this working so I can have my spare Newton communicate with my computer to install the 2010 patch and do backups.  
> 	(by the way, is the 2010 patch sitting in my Extras drawer?--I couldn't locate it there when I tried to simply copy things off my old Newton onto a card to put in my spare)
> 	I'ld appreciate any suggestions on how to get my spare Newton current---able to recognize my Ethernet card.   I've got all my schedule and names data on a storage card that I can simply move to my spare---but it I can't get the spare talking to my computer I can't really use it.....
> 	Thanks,
> 	James
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