[NTLK] USB Boards

Smith Woody woodysmith at me.com
Mon Dec 20 16:48:54 EST 2010

Two thoughts
Try a brainwipe on the parts newton.
Connect to power.
Press reset button while holding the power switch down.
Continue holding power switch until you see a message on the display  
asking if you want to erase all internal memory.
Agree and confirm.
if this works Good

If not it is easier to change the logic board than the backlight.   
Move your logic board to backup newton.


On Dec 20, 2010, at 12:29 PM, Stephan Weber wrote:

> Thank you very much for making this product!
> I'm lusting for one, but having been laid off from the company where  
> I spent
> the last 25+ years, things are tight and it will have to wait until  
> after
> the holiday season.
> I'm glad you plan to continue production.
> My poor Newt is in need of some maintenance. I've got to cowgirl up  
> (thank
> my folks for the name, I am a woman LOL) and put a new backlight in,  
> as this
> one is getting dim.
> I have a "parts" Newton, which is in much better physical shape. It  
> was
> upgraded, but actually never used, but will not "boot". When I got  
> it, (I
> bought it for the connector) the screen was locked. I used the  
> unlocker
> software that I picked up from someone on the list, but now it comes  
> up to a
> blank screen.
> That happened at least 3 years ago, and I've done nothing with it  
> since. If
> anyone has any ideas about what might be up with the parts machine,  
> let me
> know. I'd honestly just transfer my use to it, if there was some way  
> to get
> it  "talking" again. Since it was previously locked, I don't think the
> firmware is actually damaged. I'm probably missing some step.
> Fingers crossed.
> Thanks, Stephan

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