[NTLK] I'm new to Newton emate purchased on ebay (Cosmo Kain)

Woody Smith woodysmith at comcast.net
Tue Aug 31 13:53:38 EDT 2010

I fully agree.  relax and enjoy it.  If you can install the things you  
mention and have ever soldered anything, this is a simple repair.


On Aug 31, 2010, at 10:47 AM, Bryan N Iotti wrote:

> Well, the first thing you should do, like most everyone, is  
> breathe... slowly in and out... ;)
> First of all, there are some Newton based devices out there that  
> have been used so much they barely hold together and still perform  
> their everyday jobs admirably. No reason why your unit shouldn't.
> For the screen, if it's in good condition, great, otherwise, well,  
> deal with it when you know what's out of order, don't worry now  
> before you know what you're up against. Maybe the backlight is fine,  
> and far away from its half life mark...
> If the hinge is broken, my understanding is that you only need the  
> display cable, not a new screen. In some cases apparently you might  
> even salvage the old cable, maybe bridging it.
> The detailed instructions posted on the list the other day show that  
> it's a very doable operation, requiring just a few tools and a  
> little time.
> So, again, don't worry before you get it, and remember that you're  
> not alone out there, in the world of "Newton Down Under".
> Bryan
> On Aug 31, 2010, at 16:54 , Cosmo Kain wrote:

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