[NTLK] Newton 2100 with unremovable password

Woody Smith woodysmith at me.com
Wed Oct 8 22:16:22 EDT 2014


The procedure is to continue holding the power button after pressing the reset button until it restarts and displays w window asking if you are sure. twice
It's built into the newton and I've never had a situation where it doesn't work.

On Oct 8, 2014, at 8:37 PM, Josh Campbell <steele.campbell at gmail.com> wrote:

> Alrighty, so here is the story about this:
> 
> I purchased the Newton off eBay. The device, a 2100, has a numeric password (which I thought I could easily remove via a hard reset!)
> 
> What is odd is twofold: one is that doing the reset button+power button reset doesn't work. I have tried it a dozen times over. More interestingly is that it has an Astra Merck asset tag. I don't want the data (obviously) but I would really like to resuscitate it.
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