[NTLK] Newton 130 date fix

Alec Johnston alecrj at gmail.com
Wed Dec 28 18:48:38 PST 2022

What a comprehensive guide! And thank you for the warning.

I do have a dead 130, as well. At some point I will practice taking it
apart and attempting the repair, or find someone more capable if it proves
too tough.

On Wednesday, December 28, 2022, NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:

> > I was recently given a still working MessagePad 130. I've read some info
> on
> > a date fix patch for eMates and MP2x00s, Do any of those patches work
> with
> > the 130?
> These patches do not work with the 130. But there's Avi's Fix2010 package,
> which you should already have if you downloaded the UNNA archives. You
> might
> want to search for the file name fix2010.pkg.
> This package has a small drawback: You need to set the time again whenever
> your Newton was reset.
> You might want to make sure to fix the 130's most frequent defects while it
> hasn't yet started acting up on you:
> <https://www.pda-soft.de/en/hardware/mp130/frequent_defects/
> frequent_defects
> .html
> <https://www.pda-soft.de/en/hardware/mp130/frequent_defects/frequent_defects.html>
> >
> Don't hope your new friend will be the exception to the rule. There are no
> exceptions. Your 130 will start playing dead when it's most inconvenient.
> It's only a matter of time.
> Note that Dr. Newton, who is frequently mentioned on the page above, hasn't
> surfaced for many years. Many people, including yours truly, have tried to
> reach him, but without success.
> Frank
> -- Newton software and hardware at http://www.pda-soft.de
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