[NTLK] Total idiot was Oh dear?

Forrest Buffenmyer newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Sat Nov 5 13:58:05 EDT 2011

Hmmm..."Occam's Razor"...the most obvious or simplest answer is often the most correct one.

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On Nov 5, 2011, at 7:59 AM, Andy Hill <adhill at fastmail.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi
> Thank you so much for the advice and comments. I am very sorry to have 
> set hares running. I have done the most stupid thing ever.
> The long and the short of it is that I picked up my wife's 
> non-rechargeable batteries instead of my newton ones and put them in the 
> charger. The charger went from green to red as it usually does ti 
> indicate full charging (I did notice they felt unusually warm!!). Then I 
> put the non-rechargeables back in the Newt thinking they were my usual 
> battiers - but they were in fact dead alcholines that I had 
> inadvertently attempted top charge. (What a total numpty!!!)
> Replacing with the  proper batteries has resulted in my trusty Newt 
> performing as normal.
> The end of not nigh!!!!!!!!! (I do have to purchase an iphone, ipad or 
> i-anything-else - thank the Lord)
> Sorry for the drama - I panicked for a moment!!
> Tony - I very much doubt your problem is related to such a foolish error 
> as this, so good luck in finding out how to resolve your issue.
> Thanks again folks.
> Andy
> On 05/11/11 00:40, Clu wrote:
>> Wow, sounds like the PCMCIA is drawing too much power or the component
>> that controls the power to it is wearing out.
>> Now questions I have to this is..
>> 1) Does it still not work even when plugged in?
>> 2) What type of PCMCIA cards have been tested under these conditions?
>> Static Ram and flash cards, ATA cards, and things like modem cards?
>> Also try sub types... 2 meg, 4 meg, 8 meg of flash cards etc.
>> 3) What OS updates are currently on your Newtons?   Have other revisions
>> been tried?
>> It
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