[NTLK] Thinking of giving it all up

Gary Dunn osp at aloha.com
Sun Dec 5 18:31:00 EST 2010

I would rate Honolulu as moderately humid, not as bad as Florida. I did buy a second 2100 and it too has gone over to the dark side.

I see five tiny Phillips head screws on the back. Will removing those allow me to split the case and clean the battery contacts? Any booby traps to watch out for?

I assume the battery contacts are brass plated steel. Would automotive rust converter work here? Another product? 

Gary Dunn, Honolulu
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----- Reply message -----
From: "Tony Kan" <tony.kan at clear.net.nz>
Date: Sun, Dec 5, 2010 12:54 pm
Subject: [NTLK] Thinking of giving it all up
To: <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>


You must live in a humid environment or something.  Sounds like this is a
challenge for Clark "Frank Gruendel" Kent to field.  He's the "go to" man when
it comes to Newton batteries and power systems.  Alternatively just getting
another unit from JK or eBay might be the most convenient solution?



Tony Kan

New Zealand

Recently I set aside my MP2100s, after years of daily use. In their
place I carry a smartphone, a T-Mobile myTouch 3G slide. It does mail,
texting, Facebook, Twitter, and the web. But it can't touch the Newton
when it comes to writing.

I would like to use my Newtons more but battery issues get in the way. I
have had repeated problems with corroded battery contacts. When I
finally get one to wake up I have to run though the date/time set

Have I reached the point where I should take one apart?

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