[rescue] Newtons [was: $35 50gig drives]

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Wed May 11 10:15:53 CDT 2005

On 5/10/05, Dan Duncan <dand at pcisys.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 10 May 2005, velociraptor wrote:
> [newtons/routers]
> > 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. :)

Well, if I can get the Newt working, maybe that will give me a
use for my small CF cards.

> 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.

I tried a new set of AAs, but did not put in a new backup battery
as well.  I will get one and see what happens.

The only thing missing, aside from the AC adaptor is the top to the
original stylus, and the Newt itself is in excellent shape.  Nary a
scratch on the screen, and hardly any wear on the case.  I've never
had the opportunity to fiddle with one, so the $5 price seemed like
a reasonable risk.

Thanks, Dan, and also to Joost for the other links.


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