Re: [NTLK] Cover Causing Jaggies Update

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Date: Wed Sep 05 2007 - 14:30:40 EDT

> On 9/5/07, Puckdropper <> wrote:
> >
> > Several months ago, I took the cover off my Newton.
> > After a couple days, the jaggies problem I had
> > reduced, and now it's completely subsided. It appears
> > that the cover was causing problems for the Newton.
> >
> Hm, this was a thought also in consideration by me too.
> I noticed that IF you had a fairly new MP2000/2100 and when you installed
> the Flip Cover (I assume here we are thinking of the same item) that when
> you flip it over to the close position and let it lay you would notice that
> it would generally sit ajar. Say 3/8" or less from the completely closed
> position.
> It's designed this way in order to create tension for it to open when you
> released the latch. That's where those silicone (or is it rubber bumper)
> pads come into play also, eh?
> Taking into consideration your observation of the Jaggies first diminishing
> and later clearing up I say it's plausible the flex to the Top Bezel is
> causing undue pressure to the Touch Screen. Which is why some shave the
> appropriate area on the underside of the Top Bezel which has alleviated some
> people's Jaggies condition. In addition I'm aware of the hinge in the Flip
> Cover breaking around the Pin(s) that hold the larger Flap to the smaller
> part often on the larger Flap side. These are the common maladies of the
> Newton. I often don't experience Jaggies since I hardly use the Flip Cover.
> Only when doing repairs. Are there others here who can give us their
> experience with Jaggies who can also say if they use the Flip Cover that
> might help validate this theory?

Yes, only in reverse. My leather case is not a good fit for my 2100. I used
to carry the MP in the case without the MP flip cover. Often the leather
case was inside my backpack. When I started getting jaggies I tried using
the flip cover and the jaggies problem improved. So in my case the flip
cover reduced the pressue cased by the MP being squeezed in my backpack. At
least this is how I interpret the results.

Funny thing about jaggies, they are more likely to turn up when I am trying
to use my MP seriously, like taking meeting notes. As if it were a curse.

Gary Dunn
MP110, MP2100

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