[NTLK] Newton 2000 issues
barryrosenfeld at comcast.net
Fri Dec 10 23:29:27 EST 2010
I had the issue with the upper PC card ceasing to work, and then after a few months, the lower slot stopped working, too, at which point I thought that the Newton was dead. So I started the effort to transfer my memory card to another Newton and pulled the battery and the power cord from the seemingly dead Newton. For some reason, after about a minute, I put the power cord back in it and tried it again, and the card slots were suddenly working again -- and they have been working for at least a year since then. So my suggestion is to first try a hard reset (hold down the power switch and the button in the back for a while, then answer no when it asks if you want it to erase all data). And if that doesn't work, then back up the internal memory of your Newton onto a card and pull the batteries and the power cord. Best of luck. --Barry
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 22:49:21 -0500
From: Lloyd Conway <ssgconway at juno.com>
Subject: [NTLK] Newton 2000 issues
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I'm hoping that someone else out there can shed light, perhaps
from having had a similar experience, on some quirks my 2000 has
developed. They are:
1.) The unit will power off occasionally and requires a reset via the
button in the back to make it restart. This has happened several times,
usually when I'm attempting to fax something.
2.) The upper PC card slot stopped working. It worked fine when I
bought the unit around 9/1/20, biut now does not. I can get any of my
three PC cards to work in the lower slot, but not in the upper one.
This began maybe two weeks ago, with no cause that I can attribute it to.
Thanks in advance for any light that you may be able to shed on my
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