Newton issues

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Newton issues

I know this has been discussed before and I am new to this site.But I am in need of a replacement ribbon cable for my Apple Newton EMate 300 screen. The hinge clicked today and at a time that couldnt be any worse as this is my device for Word Processing and email etc. I love this Emate, but now the touch screen doesnt work and I am looking everywhere for small washers that will hold the ends of the springs in place as well.Any help would be awesome. Thanks everyone-Walt BAnyone know where I can buy one ? 

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Not extremely helpful, but

Not extremely helpful, but this saddens me. I used an eMate 300 that Apple sent to me years and years ago. It was my favourite Newton system, and I still have the stylus for it. I used it to write a novel. I likely have the original P/Ns, and it is slightly possible that Apple still have them. 23 years ago, but it was such an uncommon machine to service that there may remaiin stock. 

 

P.S. Bleah, I only now noticed that this was from a bloody year ago, not this year. 

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I also used an eMate that

I also used an eMate that Apple provided to me to write a novel. 

 

I do not know much about its guts, but you should be able to order ribbon cables of any type as long as you know the metrics. 

 

Apple might have spares for them, but they likely liquidated them. The only thing that I have left of mine (it was stolen) is a factory stylus, as I kept it in my pen pouch, rather than in the unit. 

 

I would happily uy another eMate for the same function that appealed to me decades ago. it is a perfect portable WP. 

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Not a ribbon

The cable that gets damaged by the self-destructing eMate hinges is a flex printed circuit (FPC), not a ribbon. It could indeed be ordered, but not cheaply, and only if someone puts the effort into replicating the PCB artwork. The same applies to the oft-torn display cables in early PowerBooks.

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