[NTLK] Newton 2x00 not turning off - What can it be?

Sylvain Pilet sylvain at pilet.net
Tue Jan 14 18:14:41 EST 2020

Hi Frank

Curious about this problem. 
Do you have a complete list of all the apps installed on the Newton when the defect appears? 

Sylvain Pilet

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> Le 14 janv. 2020 à 23:47, NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> a écrit :
> Hi gang,
> in my quest for turning Christian's Lady Newt back into a usable partner, I
> now have the problem that this lady won't turn off. To be precise, she'll
> turn off and immediately back on. Always. Every single time.
> The switch isn't the problem. I've tried two other switches, and the problem
> persists. 
> So it must either be a problem with the mainboard, or it must be caused by
> software. 
> Disabling the packages I installed for Christian by tapping the left side of
> the screen during startup didn't fix things, either. 
> So I brainwiped Lady Newt, which made the problem go away. I think this
> proves that the culprit cannot be the mainboard. Especially given the fact
> that the Newton this mainboard came from never had this problem.
> Funnily, things were still working hunky dory after I restored a backup that
> was so recent that I cannot think of any difference to the Newton's previous
> state.
> Unfortunately, while running Lady Newt through my usual test routines, the
> problem eventually came back. Again, a brainwipe fixed this. Again, it still
> works OK after restoring the backup.
> I'm inclined to think that some of the software installed on Christian's
> Newton causes this. Not immediately (otherwise the problem would resurface
> after restoring the backup), but maybe after using this software.
> Unfortunately, I've never used any of this software myself, so I haven't a
> clue how to proceed. It seems that Christian never had this problem while
> Lady Newt was still cooperating.
> Does this ring a bell? Any idea what the problem might be?
> Thanks, as usual
> Frank
> -- Newton software and hardware at http://www.pda-soft.de

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