[NTLK] Touch screen stopped working, digitizer cable looks great. Ideas?

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 18:17:41 EST 2017

As an update: I was able to get the touchscreen to respond last night with
the unit stripped down, no bezel, holding all the pieces together. I have
hope it will continue to work when reassembled.

I'm going to try and get it put back together this weekend, restored, and
back on the road to it's rightful owner- who has been very patient.

Thanks for the advice!

On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 11:23 PM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm working on an MP2100 for another list member.
> I cleaned out some corrosion in the battery compartment that kept the unit
> from running on battery, and patched up a dodgy overclock switch that
> sometimes made bad contact.
> The whole thing was ready to go and I shelved it for a while.
> I revisited it today to restore a backup, and the touch screen no longer
> works- seemingly at all. To the point where I can't even say "yes" to a
> hard reset, or dismiss the "newton rebooted" dialog.
> This unit did have a loose port door I thought might have punctured the
> cable, but I got it stripped down and the digitizer cable actually looks
> fine. I also tried cleaning the contacts with the main PCB.
> Does anyone have experience with this rather curious mode of failure?
> Thanks,
> - Ian
> --
>    Ian Finder
>    (206) 395-MIPS
>    ian.finder at gmail.com

   Ian Finder
   (206) 395-MIPS
   ian.finder at gmail.com

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