[NTLK] MessagePad 2100 Repair Needed

arceeHS arceehs at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 16:32:12 PDT 2021

Hi Frank

It seems that there's no one on this side of the big pond interested in
taking on this project and that includes yours truly. I fully realize my
limitations and even with your excellent instructions I'd be better off
just giving it a decent intact burial.

SO ..., are you still in the Newton fixing business and would you be
willing to take this on? I fully realize that transport costs are out of
sight and performance is woeful but I would be more confident in a Newton
that you repaired than anything I could buy on the Bay.

Please let me know if we can work something out.



On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 8:21 AM NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:

> > It seems that I bent a number of pins in one of the PCMCIA card slots.
> > I am guessing this is not fixable and a replacement logic board is
> required. I have a beater MP 2000 to be the LB donor.
> Everything that can be bent can normally be bent back unless it's broken
> off. If you remove the mainboard, which isn't all that difficult, you can
> access all pins quite easily with a pair of tweezers. Since there's nothing
> you can lose, why not give it a try!
> Disassembly instructions are here:
>     http://www.pda-soft.de/2x00_disassemble.html
> If it can't be fixed and you have a little Indiana Jones in you, you could
> cut and unsolder the pins separately, and I could provide you with a
> complete card holder you can solder on afterwards.
> Good luck!
> Frank
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