[NTLK] Newton battery pack rebuilt

Woody Smith woodysmith at me.com
Sat Oct 21 16:47:09 PDT 2023

As I recall the spring is one of the contacts and can be removed straightened. If I recall correctly it’s locked into case and connected via wire to logic board. If I wasn’t to lazy I’d look at images on Frank’s site. The other two contacts inside the battery compartment are the contacts for the thermistor also springy to assure contact.
I used a stearated sandpaper that leaves behind a powdery lubricant. 


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> On Oct 20, 2023, at 12:36 PM, Christian Burk <omahane at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK, this is good information to have. I am hoping that I won't have to
> eject it any time soon, but when I do (if I can), I will definitely look to
> reduce the size.
> Yours,
> Christian
>> On Thu, Oct 19, 2023 at 2:58 PM Forrest <newton_phoenix at mindspring.com>
>> wrote:
>> Congratulations! Be careful with that fitment—you might want to do some
>> work as Woody suggested to get the size of the case a bit smaller. My
>> experience was that the inner pieces that the pack connects to can be a bit
>> delicate, particular the spring and post that ejects the battery. If that
>> breaks the Newton is done unless you swap out the entire piece it is
>> mounted to (I can’t recall offhand if it is the main board or the
>> case)—that happened to me because the battery case was a tiny bit too thick.
>> Mahalo,
>> Forrest
>> Sent from my T-Mobile iPhone 11
>>>> On Oct 18, 2023, at 6:02 AM, Christian Burk <omahane at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi, to all, but especially Frank,
>>> After much soldering, desoldering, cutting, trimming, deburring and
>>> testing, I have a working newton battery pack. It is not pretty. It did
>> not
>>> slide in easily.It fit, however, and it charged. And I'm using my Newton
>>> untethered from AC, which is an accomplishment.
>>> Thank you.
>>> Yours,
>>> Christian
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