[NTLK] MP2000 Back latch

Frank Gruendel newtontalk at pda-soft.de
Mon Nov 10 16:14:50 EST 2014

Just for the record: If you want to replace the door clips, removal of the
back part of the case is sufficient. This requires but a Phillips

Removing four screws and the bottom case part will take about 20 seconds if
you have done this before, or about 60 seconds and a fair amount of courage
if you haven't. The courage is required for showing the clips that hold the
two case parts together who is the boss.

The best way to get this done is by starting at the upper card slot and then
work your way around the case clockwise.

There are two tiny parts that have a tendency to get lost during this
process: The IR lens at the top left-hand corner and a little plastic part
that is located somewhere in the middle of the right-hand edge. If you
haven't done this before, slip a large transparent bag like e. g. a garbage
bag over your arms and make sure there are no gaps that tiny parts could
escape through.

Sonny mentioned metal parts that could also be missing. Metal parts are
neither present nor required for fastening the door clips. You simply push
them in from the outside, and they snap into the plastic. Normally there's a
transparent little piece of foil glued to the inside that keeps the clips'
legs in place, but this thing isn't absolutely necessary. The clips will
normally stay in place just fine. This however, is a moot point since in
virtually all Newtons I've ever seen that hadn't been opened before this
little foil was present regardless of whether the clips were still there or

Assembly will be a weeny bit easier if you remove the foil first, clip the
door clips in and put the foil back exactly where it was. That way it'll
hold the clips' legs in place and be safely glued to the inside of the case.

Before you reassemble your little green friend, make sure to remove
fragments of the old clips. Normally, but not always, you will find some.


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