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I got an OMP (MessagePad 100) w/o a battery plastic thing, so I tried to use a power adapter, I used a PSone power adapter (7.5a - 2a) and the screen glitched. Was it the power adapters or something else?

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I got an OMP (MessagePad 100) w/o a battery plastic thing,

IIRC standard batteries(4 AAA) can be used here with a small modification.

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59 minutes ago, bibilit said:

IIRC standard batteries(4 AAA) can be used here with a small modification.

Really? can you send me a link or somewhere where I can find how to do this?

1 minute ago, maceffects said:

I did hear that some people were reporting issues with capacitors on the earlier Newtons...  Just something to be aware of.

I actually also posted this on Reddit and they said it might be the LCD ribbon cable has corrosion.

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Afaik, the MP 100 needs to have the battery pack installed to function, even on a charger.

There's a switch that is depressed when the pack is installed.

It's probably detailed in the User Manual.

It also needs to have a good backup battery installed.

I cracked open the battery pack on my MP100. It looks like it could be rebuilt with new rechargeable AAA's.

I haven't gotten around to finishing the job.

 

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There's a switch that is depressed when the pack is installed.

i agree with that, but the switch can be fooled.

 

Can't find information anymore but IIRC a special cradle was supplied for using standard batteries , you can rebuild the battery pack with Nicd units:


 

 

http://old.chuma.org/newton/faq/newton-faq-hardware.html#IIB6http://old.chuma.org/newton/faq/newton-faq-hardware.html#IIB6
 

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29 minutes ago, bibilit said:

but the switch can be fooled... a special cradle was supplied for using standard batteries

Yes, it can be. Yes, there was a battery thing to hold AAA batteries in the Newton 100, that's what I need, idk if I can rebuild one of the rechargeables

5 hours ago, maceffects said:

I did hear that some people were reporting issues with capacitors on the earlier Newtons

Actually, now that i've spoken to a friend with basically the same problem, it might be the capacitors

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