[NTLK] Serial connector parts for 2100?

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Tue Oct 30 02:44:54 EDT 2018

This has been approached before several times.  But every time the connector was close, but not close enough to actually make a dongle.  Or at least if you made one, it would put too much strain on a already bad design and cause the port itself to fail very quickly.  With heavy modification you might, but in the end it would cost to the point that $100 for an original dongle seems like a bargain.

And this is also why internal boards with alternate connections have been popular, to avoid the flimsy NIC port altogether.


On 10/29/2018 11:35 PM, Andrew Hunt wrote:
> Has anyone ever made their own serial dongle for the Newton 2x00 interconnect port?
> One side of the connector is a Din 8 which is fairly common, but the other is a 26 pin dual sided flat connector. Is the flat connector generic enough these days to be available from an electronics part store?
> It’s a shame that the dongles are seemingly rare enough to sell for $100US. 
> Thanks!
> Andy

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