[NTLK] Problem with connecting my eMate to my Mac

Fabrice Braun f at fabricebraun.de
Sat Aug 29 08:27:07 EDT 2020


Hi Sylvian

following your advice I tried to insert an old Memory card into my eMate. 

I found two old Flash Card cards that I used with my old MP 120. But when I insert both in the eMate I always get the error message:

 „Writing to this type of card is unsupported. This card will be mounted read only.“ Then there is a lock icon near „Flash Storage card“. 

I first thought that I had manually activated the „write protection“, but both card are unlocked.

Anything I can do to write on these cards? 

Salut

Fabrice



> Am 17.08.2020 um 23:19 schrieb Sylvain Pilet <sylvain at pilet.net>:
> 
> 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
> 
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