[NTLK] NewtonSales usb

Dennis Swaney romad at mac.com
Fri Aug 29 17:51:23 EDT 2014


The SER-001 used the old Mac serial cable (mini-DIN 8) and its associated
circuitry. Newton Sales sold it before the USB-001 was developed.

Sincerely,
Dennis B. Swaney

"I think, therefore I Mac"


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 2:16 PM, Peter Fraser <pjfraser at mac.com> wrote:

> 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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