[NTLK] MP 2000 - The Neverending Restart Of Death

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Sat Mar 17 22:35:55 EDT 2012

If it is a patch "package" that is causing the issue one thing you can
do is do a restart while holding then 1/3rd down the screen left edge.
This will start the newt without loading any extra packages.  You can
then delete or freeze the offending one.

If it has corrupted the dates soup, then it is possible that it may
still do the cycle even after taking out the batteries and letting the
super cap run down, having it loose the date/time.  Then you will need
to do a brain wipe if the restart while holding the pen 1/3rd down
doesn't fix it.  BUT take the cards OUT before you do the brain wipe!
Brain wiping while leaving the cards in place has been known to kill
memory cards.


On 3/17/2012 5:33 PM, Chris Wright wrote:
> Hi all. I got got my Newton out of mothballs recently and it began a Neverending cycle of restarts. I originally put this down to possibly being the Y2010 fix, but it's still doing it even after a deep hard reset, which I thought would clear the patch. My questions are twofold:
> 1. Does a hard reset get rid of the patch or am I stuck?
> 2. If it isn't the patch, what else could it be?
> ROM is 71100 if that helps with the diagnosis.
> Thanks
> Chris

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