[NTLK] Need some help

Forrest newton_phoenix at mindspring.com
Mon Aug 13 06:50:31 EDT 2018

The short answer is you will need an Apple Serial 8-pin DIN cable (known as a Modem or Printer cable), very popular before the introduction of USB and, back then, the only real way to connect Apple peripherals.

It doesn’t really matter which port you use, the modem or serial port on the PowerBook. Just make sure in the Setup you note which the Newton is plugged into.

There’s not a lot of mystery here—when the Newton “sees” the correct port it will connect automatically...unlike with older Windows machines where everything had to be “just so”.

(Apologies to any offended Windows users out there. ;) ).


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> On Aug 12, 2018, at 10:04 PM, Robert_P. Bruckstein <rpbww at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am trying to move data from my MP120 and MP2000 (upgraded to 2100) so I can sell the units. I have NCU on my Powerbook G3 Running Classic 9.2 but cannot remember how to connect the Newtons to the Powerbook. What kind of cable do I need? Which of the ports on the Powerbook do I use? I have the adapter for the MP2000. I also have a Farallon Ethernet card.
> Thank you for any advice.
> Ciao.
> Roberto
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