[NTLK] The elusive 11MB MessagePad memory upgrade

Morgan Aldridge morgant at makkintosshu.com
Tue Oct 24 11:58:57 PDT 2023

On Tue, Oct 24, 2023 at 2:02 PM Grant Hutchinson <
newtontalkmessages at gmail.com> wrote:

> During last weekend’s Global Newton Users Meetup (GNUM), there was some
> discussion about expanding the internal memory of MessagePad 2x00 devices,
> referencing the infamous DVT unit that sported a whopping 11MB of Flash RAM.
> https://flickr.com/photos/sonnyhung/259298109/
> As promised, I pulled out my collection of MessagePad 2x00 DVT and EVT
> prototypes to check whether any of them had the elusive extra memory
> installed. Sadly, none of them had anything other than the standard 1MB or
> 4MB configurations.
> However, one of the DVT units does have a non-standard 2.1 ROM installed
> ... (F1-003)-1
> Photo: http://splo.me/bv

Thanks for spelunking, Grant!

Good catch on the non-standard 2.1 ROM. Worth dumping the ROM, just in
case? (I suspect you may have already done so.)


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