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I was able to use Apple Works (dunno the version, maybe 6.x?) on OS 9 to view notes from my MP2100. Even showed the drawings I'd done, which surprised me.

 

I think I used Newton Connection to dump all the notes onto my Mac, then I opened the file with Apple Works.

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- OK, I have AppleWorks somewhere on CD so I will install and check. I have an external Apple CD drive (SCSI). My PowerBook 540 c has WriteNow but that would not open the Notes from the Newton.

 

- EXPORT .. umm, don' t think so as I have Newton Connection Utility to synch Notes between Newton and PowerBook. I guess they just copy across to the PowerBook.

 

I will respond on progress tomorrow. Thanks for replies do far [:)]]'>

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Can you tell me what software I need for viewing Notes from my Newton 2000 on my PowerBook 150c (OS 8.1), please?

Is this software freely available? I am willing to purchase if necessary of course.

Tahnk you.

 

wow, you have a Powerbook 150c? that must be a super rare prototype. I'm guessing it's like a Powerbook 150 but with a colour screen. Wonder how much it would have cost? probibly about as cheap as the 150. [:D]]'>

 

-digital ;)

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Thanks - umm it's a PowerBook 150 with colour screen. Very nice too. Rare? don't think so- a Mac user friend in Singapore passed it on to me. Tricked out with a PowerPC processor too - 100 or 120 Mhz [:D]]'> But intenal battery dead and 'impossible' to replace (he 's a real geek and failed to recover it!) so can only run with mains attached even though I bought 2 new external batteries (ones that fit in the side) in the hope i could 'persuade' the PowerBook to recognise the bateries.

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Can you tell me what software I need for viewing Notes from my Newton 2000 on my PowerBook 150c (OS 8.1), please?

Is this software freely available? I am willing to purchase if necessary of course.

Tahnk you.

 

As far as I know, you will have to download NCU 1.0 (Newton Connection Utilities) in order to connect to your Newton, and export it from Notes or Works. This will typically translate it into .rtf format. Some word processors, such as Appleworks/Clarisworks translate it better and willl let you view things such as sketches, I believe (it has been a long time).

 

If you can get hold of a copy of XPort 2.1, it will do the same thing, just more efficiently, plus take screen shots.

 

NCU is at unna.org, if you don't already have it. Good luck!

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Firstly, the 165C and 180C are the only Powerbooks of that generation with a color screen. I don't know if it is swappable with a black and white LCD, so I'll let that one pass as a possibility. It may also be possible someone used the plastic from a 150 to repair a color screen model.

 

I have to call you out on the PPC upgrade, though. There was never any PPC upgrade available for 150 Powerbook EVER. What you very well may have is a 190cs, which is more like a 5300 than a 1xx series, with PPC upgrade. That is the lowest model number with a color screen that can be upgraded that way.

 

Also, 1xx series batteries are VERY easy to find with a Google search. They are NOT impossible to replace. Here is the main battery for $23.99

 

http://www.diversifiedbattery.com/powerbookmac170nicd.html

 

And the CMOS battery for $14.95

 

http://www.ebatts.com/apple_powerbook-150_laptop_cmos-batteries_part_b-40060f.aspx?GCID=C10847x023&KEYWORD=Apple%20Powerbook%20150%20Computer%20CMOS%

 

If it's a 190 you have, those batteries are equally easy to find.

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Thank you very much.

YES - you are right. I checked. The aforementioned problem is with my POWERBOOK 540c (my 150 is elsewhere).

The system on my 540c is OS8.6

40 MB built in memory

Apple System Profiler tells me it has a PowerPc 603e / 100MHz processor.

Unfortunately, I have bought 2 new batteries but still get the red X mark on the battery icon at the top of my desktop so charging or recognition of batteries not possible.

 

I have downloaded CLARIS Organiser and will test.

Thanks again.

 

Michael

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Firstly, the 165C and 180C are the only Powerbooks of that generation with a color screen. I don't know if it is swappable with a black and white LCD, so I'll let that one pass as a possibility. It may also be possible someone used the plastic from a 150 to repair a color screen model.

 

I have to call you out on the PPC upgrade, though. There was never any PPC upgrade available for 150 Powerbook EVER. What you very well may have is a 190cs, which is more like a 5300 than a 1xx series, with PPC upgrade. That is the lowest model number with a color screen that can be upgraded that way.

 

Also, 1xx series batteries are VERY easy to find with a Google search. They are NOT impossible to replace. Here is the main battery for $23.99

 

http://www.diversifiedbattery.com/powerbookmac170nicd.html

 

And the CMOS battery for $14.95

 

http://www.ebatts.com/apple_powerbook-150_laptop_cmos-batteries_part_b-40060f.aspx?GCID=C10847x023&KEYWORD=Apple%20Powerbook%20150%20Computer%20CMOS%

 

If it's a 190 you have, those batteries are equally easy to find.

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Unfortunately, the 5xx series Powerbooks have so-called "intelligent" batteries that can appear to be bad even though they can physically hold a charge.

 

If you google powerbook 540 batteries you'll find a number of different methods for resurrecting these batteries. None are guaranteed to work :(

 

Some samples

http://www.wwc.edu/frohro/520_Fixes/520_&_540.htm

http://seth.mattinen.org/notes.php?id=1

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/tenchi/500.html#Trouble-Shooters

 

BTW, you have a pretty nice PB540 - PPC upgrade and a boatload of RAM. Do you have the rev C cage as well?

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BTW, you have a pretty nice PB540 - PPC upgrade and a boatload of RAM. Do you have the rev C cage as well?

 

Thank you. I got it from a tech friend/ Mac user.

Unsure what a REV C cage is..how can I find out?

 

I have been trying Battery Amnesia.

 

Michael

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