[NTLK] The internal store's signature has been altered. A hard reset may correct the problem.

Frank Gruendel newtontalk at pda-soft.de
Mon Nov 24 18:31:28 EST 2014

Hi folks,

has anyobody ever seen this message on his Newton? If you have, do you
remember what caused it?

I came across this message a couple of minutes ago while testing a 2100
whose mainboard's RAM chips I have replaced with those from an organ donor
board. Since said board is also a 2100 board, the actual hardware hasn't

NewtTest reports the Newton's serial number to be 0000 0000 0000 0000, which
I haven't seen ever before. Apart from that, the Newton works hunky dory.

I assume these two phenomena are related, since according to


there is another error message "This unit's serial number cannot be read."
It's right below the one mentioned in the subject line, which makes me think
both have very likely been conceived at the same time.

It would be interesting to shed some more light on this.



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