[NTLK] NewtonSales usb

Sonny Hung sonnyhung at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 18:59:47 EDT 2014


The SER-001 had two revisions, Newton Sales sold their version the Dongle
Destroyer (iirc)
Dongle Destroyer imho looked closer to the original SER-001 layout. I've
got photos on my Flickr stream somewhere.

Enough said that NS's USB adapter finally came out and is the current only
available Usb adapter for the MP2x00  and eMate300 units.

That said let's leave all the other items be as it's all water under the
bridge - I have an opinion myself but the has been hashed out and can be
found in the archives if you're interested in knowing the history for
yourself...

God bless,

Sonny Hung
the Hung Family


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 6:10 PM, Dennis Swaney <romad at mac.com> wrote:

> 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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