[NTLK] Unresponsive Newton

Smith Woody woodysmith at me.com
Thu Feb 2 02:17:53 EST 2012

Jaggies usually involves some displacement of stylus input.
A broken port door can cut the digitizer ribbon which goes around the  
logic board at this point.  loss of contact between theribbon could  
result from corrosion but a few days of disuse shouldn't cause this.

I doubt that a Brainwipe would be necessary but I would try holding  
the reset button for about 20 seconds.

Good luck

On Feb 1, 2012, at 5:21 PM, Max Smith wrote:

> Today, I fired up my Newton —specifically a MessagePad 2000u, after
> several days of disuse, and lo and behold, the system is
> unresponsive. Specifically the touchscreen. The reset and on/off/
> backlight buttons work, the Newton recognizes PCMCIA cards, basically
> everything seems to be working as usual, except for the digitizer. I
> don't think it’s the dreaded jaggies.
> I hope it’s a software issue, although hopefully not one that
> requires a hard reset.
> Help would be greatly appreciated!
> Max Smith

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