[NTLK] My OMP has problems! (Tom Zahm)

Robert McRudden mcrudden at live.com
Sat Aug 5 12:23:48 EDT 2017


I have had similar problems with my MP2000. To fix it, I took it apart and cleaned the electrical contacts in the battery compartment and the on/off switch with steel wool. Use the plain grey stuff, not a blue soapy SOS pad. Makes it work again like new. The first time I disassembled the Newton, I found that the electrical contacts were green with corrosion.


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Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 16:13:57 -0700
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Imagine my surprise and disappointment when I fired up my H100 again ?
There were several false starts and when I finally succeeded, the screen was mostly unreadable.  Sometimes it was as if the screen wasn?t in sync with the signal and other times it was a mostly black screen through which you could sometimes see the display.

I?ve tried new batteries (primary and backup) and I?ve left it without power for a day and only used an AC adapter.

Any ideas how I might bring this poor boy back to health?



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