[NTLK] Problem with connecting my eMate to my Mac

Sylvain Pilet sylvain at pilet.net
Mon Aug 17 17:19:50 EDT 2020


Fabrice,

Do you have the possibility to have a memory card (PCMCIA) for eMate available, and try to send the pkg's to the card. This would allow you to check that it does not come from the internal memory space which would not be able to receive new packages. Or even better, to make a full backup of your eMate, it is always better to have a backup.

As a reminder, on Newton there are two different Reset, the first one, which is a Soft Reset, with just one press on the Reset button. And the second is a Hard Reset that will erase everything in your eMate's memory. This is obtained by pressing the Reset button while you turn on the Newton. A message appears asking for confirmation of the erasing. This is what you do as a last resort, if of course you have made a Backup, otherwise you lose everything, this second procedure cannot be cancelled. 

Personally, I would try to check the USB/Serial cable/adapter first. Then I'd try to clean the soups (but it's not easy if you can't install a pkg (!)) 
But the best would be to approach another Newton user, you could test your eMate with his hardware or vice versa. I seem to remember that you said you were in Germany, there are there the greatest Newton experts :-) 
Look on the Newton user map if you are next to another Newton fan: http://applenewton.co.uk/worldwide-apple-newton-users-map/

Or else, an old Mac enthusiast who would have a Mac with a working serial port to test the communication between the two. With NCU (Newton Connexion Utility). It can also work with an old PC under Windows which would have a serial port. You will find NCU on the UNNA http://www.unna.org/view.php?/apple/connection_utils

Sylvain Pilet

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