[NTLK] MessagePad 2100 Repair Needed

arceeHS arceehs at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 16:00:45 PDT 2021

Hi again Frank

A volunteer has stepped up to repair my MP 2100. Hooray, I won't need to
contend with international shipping charges.


On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 7:32 PM arceeHS <arceehs at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> Ralph
> 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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