Re: [NTLK] Flashing backlight after crash

From: Frank Gruendel <>
Date: Tue Jul 18 2006 - 18:17:20 EDT

> My third week using my Newt 2100, something horrid has happened. I was
> installing simplemail, and device reset itself. It never came back up,
> instead the backlight was simply flashing on and off, in a sort of
> flashes, then longer pause, then flashes, etc.

As you've already found out, this indicates a memory hardware failure.
I doubt it'll help in your case, you might want to let your Newton
undergo the
reset sequence I describe here

EXACTLY as I describe it. EXACTLY as in "do not do ANYTHING

If, after having undergone this, your Newton's backlight still flashes,
Newton has a hardware defect. If you can't fix it, you are welcome to
send it
my way. List members only pay for sending it back at cost if I can't or
don't want me to fix it.


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