[rescue] $35 50gig drives

Dan Duncan dand at pcisys.net
Tue May 10 21:42:15 CDT 2005

On Tue, 10 May 2005, velociraptor wrote:
> Are those the standard full size PCMCIA flash cards or the one with
> the special formatting that PC laptops don't recognize?

They're full sized cards using the older linear flash format rather
than the newer format used in CF or full sized cards.  There is
actually a recent driver for the newt that allows the newer/larger/cheaper
ATA cards to be used.  I played with the beta and there was a limit
on partition sizes such that the card had to be partitioned, but
I haven't kept up with it because I've never felt limited by 80MB. :)

> I have what appears to be a perfect Newton MP 120 that I have
> no AC adaptor for...anyone know of any good online resources
> for trying to trouble-shoot it (other than the Newton FAQ)?  I
> think it may just be a dead backup battery, but don't know for
> sure.

The 120 will work on 4 AA batteries until you can get a replacement
AC adapter.  If you use NiCd you can even charge them inside the
newton if you put a little piece of cardboard under them to keep
the button depressed.  It works fine with NiMH or alkaline, but don't
push the charging button down.  (The factory pack is 4 bundled AA
batts where the packaging presses the button.)

Put in a fresh backup battery and fresh AA batts, press and hold the
reset button (under the battery cover) then press and release the
power button.  Continue to hold the reset button for a few more seconds.
It should ask if you want to erase all your data (choose whichever
you like) and then you should be good to go.  If that doesn't work,
remove both the backup battery and the AA batts overnight and then
try the reset procedure again.


#  Dan Duncan (kd4igw)  dand at pcisys.net  http://pcisys.net/~dand
# "Of all the strange 'crimes'  that human beings have legislated out of
# nothing, 'blasphemy' is the most amazing- with 'obscenity' and 'indecent
# exposure' fighting it out for second and third place." -Lazarus Long

More information about the rescue mailing list