[NTLK] How do you reset the password on a Newton?

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Tue Sep 25 03:15:10 EDT 2018

You're welcome.  I keep a card with it installed just in case I might ever need it.  Never actually have though so I am not sure if you need to reboot the newton or just insert the card.

Sorry I didn't get it to you in time before you did the wipe.  There is another package, emergency something (or rescue me?  not sure now) that if installed on a card, when inserted into the newton it will do a backup.  And I *think* it will still work even if the newton has the password enabled.  I know I have that file to and can dig it up if you need.


On 9/25/2018 1:46 AM, Andrei Chichak wrote:
> After thinking deeply, I remembered Battering Ram. I’ve got the UNNA archive. One thing I don’t have is a system that I can use to update a newton.
> I’ll have to work on that.
> In the mean time, I’ve done a wipe. Bummer. Though I should have a backup somewhere, somehow.
> Thanks for the mind jog.
> Andrei
>> On 2018-September-24, at 23:42, Dan <dan at dbdigitalweb.com> wrote:
>> There is a package called battering ram if I recall correctly.  You have to put that on a card then insert it into the newton and (I think) do a soft-reset/reboot.  It should be in the UNNA archives, if not I have a copy somewhere.
>> -Dan
>> On 9/25/2018 12:19 AM, Andrei Chichak wrote:
>>> I picked up my 2100 so I can take a couple of photos for something special and - I have zero idea what my password is. I didn’t even remember that you could put a password on a Newton.
>>> Is there any clever way to extract it, or reset it, or am I just going to have to do a hard reset?
>>> A
>>> (sigh)
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