[NTLK] MP2000 Back latch

Forrest Buffenmyer newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Mon Nov 10 17:27:01 EST 2014

Thanks for the info, Frank. As the late great Johnny Carson would have said, "I did not know that."


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Frank Gruendel <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:

>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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