Re: [NTLK] Calendar problem...

From: C.W. Crouch <>
Date: Fri Mar 06 2009 - 02:28:17 EST

So, I guess none of the experts on the NewtonTalk list have any idea
as to what's causing this problem?

> From: C.W. Crouch <>
> Date: March 2, 2009 5:27:13 AM CST
> To:
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Calendar problem after removing 2010 patch
> Hullo, all:
> Lionello Sacchi <> wrote
>> I own a Newton MP 2000 and I had the 2010 patch installed. At the
>> beginning of the new year I removed the patch due to the problems
>> we all
>> had with it.
>> This morning I think I'm facing a problem that I suppose is generated
>> from the removed patch. In december I've set an Alarm for a birthday
>> (for tomorrow), and I had set a 24-h warning.
>> Now this morning I fired up my Newton and the popup appeared, but now
>> the Newton seems to be in a loop, it chimes continuously, and if I
>> try
>> to close the Snooze/delete alarm popup, it closes, but in less than a
>> second it pops up again with a chime. It's impossible to stop the
>> wild
>> chime/popup activity.
>> Now I've removed the battery, trying to reset the internal clock.
>> Is anybody facing the same problem?
> I recently encountered a similar problem. My MP2000 awoke me quite
> literally in the middle of the night, chiming incessantly for
> future [i.e., NEXT-YEAR] birthday events. Trying to close the alarm
> (s) seemed to lead only to a constant loop of pop-ups ... Finally,
> still groggy with sleep, I pulled the Newton's battery and stumbled
> back to bed.
> As a workaround, I have reset my MP's calendar back to 1998, since
> the days and dates for 1998 seem to coincide with those for 2009.
> I hope the cognoscenti on this list will forgive my ignorance, but
> is this crackup related to the infamous Newton 2010 bug? Unlike Mr.
> Sacchi above, I _don't_ recall ever installing a patch for this
> date problem. Do I need to do so, or is this to be avoided?
> With thanks in advance for your wisdom,
> <>

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