[NTLK] Help with Newton emate 300

Genie forte2 at pacbell.net
Fri Dec 21 12:48:50 EST 2012

I'm going to be working with him today on this.  All the information has
been a tremendous help when I thought, oh no.. there goes his xmas present.
And I did pay a good dollar since it was in pristine condition.
I always go to google and to forums.  Thank you so much

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[mailto:newtontalk-bounces at newtontalk.net] On Behalf Of James Fraser
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2012 5:32 AM
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Subject: Re: [NTLK] Help with Newton emate 300


--- On Fri, 12/21/12, Genie <forte2 at pacbell.net> wrote:

>However, Works can be downloaded and reinstalled from the archives on 
>the UNNA site:
> http://www.unna.org/
> any advice about doing this.. or is it straightforward..

If you could tell us a) what operating system you are running and b) what
type of ports you have available on the machine, that might go a long way
toward determining how simple or complex the process might be. :)

>I'll tell you.. a grandmother who is NOT completely computer illiterate,
>or should I say hadn't been until a few years ago when things just went
>faster than I could..

I don't know how often you update your computing gear, but having access to
older computer hardware is of some benefit in this case.  I say this because
the eMate makes use of a serial port:


...something which hasn't been seen on new computers for quite some time
(though USB to serial adapters are available).  Not to mention the fact that
present-day CPU's run at speeds that computing devices from the eMate's era
(late 1990's) can find difficult to keep up with, which is why Vladislav
Korotnev mentioned slowdown.exe earlier.

With any luck, the guides Mr. Korotnev linked to in his last post will help
walk you through things.  If not, please post to the list with the
information requested and one of the more knowledgeable people might be able
to assist in taking you through the necessary steps.


James Fraser

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