[NTLK] NewtonSales usb

Dennis Swaney romad at mac.com
Fri Aug 29 18:10:08 EDT 2014


Don't know. I vaguely recall that there were 2 competing serial adapters
that made use of the port on the main board; perhaps Grant might know?

Sincerely,
Dennis B. Swaney

"I think, therefore I Mac"


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 2:59 PM, Peter Fraser <pjfraser at mac.com> wrote:

> Ah.
>
> So who was the British guy who did the actual work on the USB project, and
> what did he call his unit?  It was a while ago and my memory is foggy now.
>
> > On Aug 29, 2014, at 5:51 PM, Dennis Swaney <romad at mac.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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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