[NTLK] 2100: Cards sporadically not working in upper slot

Andrei Chichak newton at chichak.ca
Wed Jan 31 16:40:44 EST 2018

Check the PCMCIA slot to make sure that all of the pins are in the right spots.

There was some reports of the pins dislodging with bad solder joints and pushing into the connector.


> On 2018-January-31, at 2:13 PM, NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:
> Hi experts,
> someone asked me to fix his 2100.
> The problem seems to be that two of his cards (one WiFi card, one memory
> card) do not work in the upper slot, but in the lower slot. A mechanical
> problem can be almost ruled out since he has checked the mainboard. He has
> also brainwiped the Newton as recommended on my disassembly page and left it
> without power for a week. So the culprit can't be a Newton package having
> run amok, either. Funnily, his modem card works hunky dory in both slots.
> I very, very dimly remember that, ages ago, this was an occasional topic at
> NewtonTalk. But so far I've never had a 2x00 with this problem on my
> workbench. Before I have this fellow spend his money on sending his little
> green friend across the Atlantic and back, I would like to know if any of
> you still recalls this problem, what caused it, and how, if at all, it could
> be solved.
> Thanks
> Frank
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