[NTLK] how to ID 2000-->2100 upgrade ROM board?

Woody Smith woodysmith at comcast.net
Sat Aug 14 18:30:54 EDT 2010

The upgrade is soldered onto the logic board.  Your images are of the  
ROM boards which are identical, though different chips may have been  
used.  ROM boards are different for different languages.
If you look under the ROM board you will see a slight difference in  
where the chips are soldered.

The simple upgrade is to swap the Main logic board.


On Aug 14, 2010, at 1:04 PM, Michael Grossman wrote:

> I recently bought a Newton messagepad 2000 with a broken screen and
> corroded batteries because it had a MP2100 sticker on it.  I have  
> read in
> this list that the upgrade is just putting a different board into the
> 2000.  So I figured I could pull it and swap it into my working  
> MP2000.
> It occured to me, after carefully taking apart the MP2000 with the  
> cracked
> screen, that I had no idea what the upgrade board looked like. For  
> all I
> know, someone may have already done the swap and left their old
> 2000 ROM board in it! (The person who sold me it had no idea.)
> The board's markings are almost identical to the ones on this board:
> http://www.kimberlyheuthe.de/2100RomBoard_b_large.jpg
> and this one from a MP2000:
> http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple-Tablet-Teardown/2153/3

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