[NTLK] Help with a Problematic Newton
mawgadog at tin.it
Thu Dec 22 13:38:59 EST 2011
My guess is Low voltage if your using the battery pack try with alcalines
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On 22/dic/2011, at 18:13, Lord Groundhog <lordgroundhog at gmail.com> wrote:
> ~~~ On 2011/12/22 16:44, Knowledge Navigator at info at newtonsales.com wrote
>> We have a newton 2100 in our posession that seems to be in near perfect
>> shape with no obvious defects on the motherboard but for some reason all
>> it does is reboot continually.
>> It is able to be brought into the RESTORE screen and does not reboot
>> while in this state and does successfully complete a restore but then on
>> reboot the rebooting problem returns.
>> Does anyone have any experience with such behaviour? It seems a shame to
>> just toss the unit into the garbage.
>> Video Here:
> FWIW, you don't have a 2100, you have a 2000. I assume you meant it's a
> It looks in good nick. I've never heard anyone mention the behaviour I saw
> in the video, so I'll leave you to get real advice from one of the proper
> Newton gurus.
> But *please* don't trash this unit if it can't be fixed. At the very least,
> it can be cannibalized for parts. That case looks very good (some of us
> actually prefer the 2000 case to the 2100 case, at least, the guy I shave
> every morning does), the display and digitizer assembly looks fair to mint,
> etc. The innards will likely include bits that can be unplugged or
> de-soldered for reuse to repair other sick Newts. At least donate it to
> Frank. I'll pay postage if that's a problem. I can PayPal you.
> If it were mine, if I had the time, if I had the spare parts, if I knew the
> Newton better than I do, and if I couldn't get some hard-core knowledge from
> the folks here, I'd set about diagnosing it by testing performance of the
> bits: current flows, resistances, etc., and dismantling to the boards and
> maybe even chips, and swapping out parts in the hope of finding one bit of
> it that could be replaced to get it working again.
> That's a lot of "ifs" for me, but maybe not for you. :-)
> But I suspect the real answer when it comes will be easier than that. Newts
> are hardy creatures....
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