[NTLK] Upgrade ram board for 2000

Forrest newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Sun Feb 27 16:03:02 EST 2011

On Feb 27, 2011, at 10:00 AM, Smith Woody <woodysmith at me.com> wrote:

> 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.

Congratulations on your new entry into the world of Newton!

As Woody said...much easier to just find an upgraded 2000 or a 2100 and just swap boards. If you are hesitant to look online (eBay etc.) give Frank a try ( http://www.pda-soft.de/index.html ).


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