[NTLK] Upgrade ram board for 2000

Smith Woody woodysmith at me.com
Sun Feb 27 12:00:47 EST 2011

Welcome to the Newton world.  You should be able to to do quite a bit  
with your Newton as it is, but the 1 mg system ram and 4 mg storage  
ram is a set up for problems.  The problem is simply a system shutdown  
when you ask the Newton to do more than it has the RAM to do.  In my  
case it was having too man apps installed and going from icon view to  
list view in the Extras drawer.  Even the 2100 can be overloaded,  
editing a very large document like a 600 page book with too many  
packages installed can do it.  There are freeze utilities which can  
freeze unused applications and extensions.  A separate issue is 6100  
error which occurs on both I believe. Click on Newtontalk link at  
bottom of email, select archives, select searchable archives and  
search '2100 upgrade' for some discussion.

Your upgrade options are to find the a 2100 logic board  and swap  
logic boards, easy.
Franks site <http://www.pda-soft.de/2x00_disassemble.html>
See also <http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple-Tablet-Teardown/2153/1>
Find the two ram chips which replace the two on your 2000 logic board  
and swap them, very difficult.  You will find them under the ROM board.

Good luck

On Feb 27, 2011, at 8:02 AM, Rod Lavington wrote:

> Hi All!
> I'm in the process of getting a 2000 Messagepad (Hi Doug!), which  
> has the
> standard 1mb ram.  What is the chances of finding a ram upgrade?   
> I'm not
> keen on sending of the Newt overseas (I'm in Australia), so I'm  
> hoping I
> might still be able to find an upgrade board somewhere and do the
> installation myself.
> Any ideas?
> On a side note, I can't wait to get my hands on the Newton :)  I've  
> tried
> using an iPad and I have a cheapie Android tablet, but note taking is
> frustrating on both while I'm on a phone call.  Plus, I want to get  
> my teeth
> into Newtonscript programming, as I want to write a hydraulic  
> calculation
> program.
> Cheers
> Rod!

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