[NTLK] Error message on MessagePad 2100 and thoughts about an eMate accessory

Grant Hutchinson grant at splorp.com
Mon Jan 23 18:42:40 EST 2017

On 2017-01-22, at 8:39 AM, Brian Bijeau wrote:

> I decided to play with my MessagePad 2100 and eMate recently, and when I booted up my 2100 it gave me the following error:
> “This unit requires immediate repair. Factory calibration has been lost. It will not charge batteries until this problem is corrected.” This comes up every time the Newton boots or is woken up from sleep.

I have seen it before and it has been documented elsewhere.


Have you tried a "deep reset" or a "power drain" reset? you won;t lose any data or packages, but they do reset a number of factory settings without resorting to a "brain wipe".


> I also wanted to reach out to you guys about an idea I had - making a C.H.I.P. PC accessory for the Newton. My first thought was that it would be cool to be able to SSH from my eMate, but I figure telnet over serial into the C.H.I.P. would be a lot easier than trying to make an SSH client, and trying to connect 802.11b to my school’s wifi network. 

I like this idea ... and it sounds familiar.


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