[NTLK] Newton 2100 boot issue - apparently resolved

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Thu Jan 17 14:20:32 EST 2019

Yes that often works. :)  Another method is to remove all the PC cards and batteries, plug it in, and hold down the reset button while holding down the power switch.  You will get the "do you want to erase all data" pop up and tap NO.  It will boot fine after that.

The problem results from the power system needing a reset and either setting on the shelf for a day or the above method gives it a "kick start".  Sometimes holding down the reset button for a minute or two with all power removed does it as well.


On 1/17/2019 12:24 PM, Gene Beaird wrote:
> I just wanted to post this in case someone has the same issues with their MP2100.  Since the rechargeable battery packs have become little more than ballast, I’ve started using Energizer AAs.  They don’t seem to last as long, but that’s okay, since I’m mostly just keeping them running.  I have three sets of batteries for our 2 Newts, so just check, and swap out, as appropriate.  
> One day, I tried to boot my Newt to see what the charge level was, and it refused to boot.  I plugged it into the power supply and tried.  Nothing.  I pulled the battery pack out and tried with it just bing plugged in.  Nothing.  I tried the old rechargeable Newton pack, and still nothing.  I even tried a hard reset.  
> Reading previous similar posts here, I pulled the battery pack, power supply, and just set it on the shelf for a while.  I figured the next step would be to pull the cards and try again, if this failed.
> Well, that turned out to be more than a week.  Today, I plugged the power supply in to it, and powered it right up!  :-D. I successfully-swapped in the rechargeable battery pack, and it now seems back to normal.  
> I just wanted to post this, in case someone else has similar issues.  You may be able to resolve it by just leaving the thing sitting on a shelf with no battery or external power connected to it for a while.  It’s certainly worth trying.  
> Thank you.
> Gene Beaird,
> Pearland, Texas

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