[NTLK] NewtonTalk Digest, Vol 118, Issue 5

Noah Leon moosefuel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 15:29:09 PDT 2023

Hi Matthias!

> On Oct 10, 2023, at 15:00, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:
> Ah, good to hear that you got the plug working. Did you manage to get the sertial communication up too?

So I bit the bullet and tried wiring up the power pins, and it works! I was able to charge the Newton with 7v over USB to a voltage regulator connected to the 4-cell power pins via your connector. So that’s great. Thanks Morgan for pointing me towards that document, I had googled it and not found it.

However I’m not able to get the serial board working, it shows up in the Apple System Report, but I must have it wired wrong, since I don’t get any communication. 

I’m sort of working with three different documents to figure out the pinout:


This is the serial board I’m using: 

I’m just trying to figure out how to match this board to the existing pins. 


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