[NTLK] NewtonSales usb

Peter Fraser pjfraser at mac.com
Fri Aug 29 17:16:11 EDT 2014


Part of the problem was that he (name is "Ferdy"?) counterfeited the design from the kind soul who had actually conceived, created and built/sold it. The original module was called SER-1, iirc, and came from a guy in England. 

The piracy was pretty outrageous, and the story is probably still available in the archives for the industriously curious. 

> On Aug 29, 2014, at 5:08 PM, Lloyd Conway <doc_retro at juno.com> wrote:
> 
> Greetings, All:
>     I could never get mine to work, either, despite the seller trying to work with my via Skype.  No refold…ended up writing the project off as a dead loss, after many attempts to get it working.  That’s my two cents.
> Regards,
> -Lloyd A. Conway
> Charlotte, Michigan
> 
> "I did and it never worked. Emails with the seller were unproductive as he claimed it was in working condition when shipped. At one point, I asked folks here to inspect pictures of the circuit board and several list members concurred that the soldering was sloppy and the likely cause of the problem.
> 
> Frank, at that time you offered to attempt a repair but I never got around to shipping it. I managed to get wifi working so ijust set the USB board aside and forgot about it.
> 
> My experience: totally unacceptable customer service, even for a slim margin provider of parts and accessories for our beloved and commercially obsolete Newtons.
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
>> On Aug 26, 2014, at 8:30 PM, Dennis Swaney <romad at mac.com> wrote:
>> 
>> I did a couple of years ago. It worked fine.
>> 
>> Sincerely,
>> Dennis B. Swaney
>> 
>> "I think, therefore I Mac”"
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