Beaming and Faxing

Infrared wireless transmission allows exchanging information with another eMate or Newton device, or connecting to a desktop computer. To do this, the infrared windows need to point directly at each other and should be less than one meter apart (closer in bright sunlight). To send or receive a fax with the eMate, connect the eMate to a Newton-compatible fax modem or use a fax modem card. See the Newton website for a list of compatible modems (http www.apple.com emate).

Battery

The eMate comes with a built-in Nickel Metal Hydride NiMH battery that needs periodic recharging. The battery normally lasts 24 hours. Using the optional power adapter with the eMate automatically recharges the battery while the eMate is in use. If the battery doesn't last as long as it should, these activities may have shortened battery life Setting the eMate to Never sleep Using backlighting for long periods Setting the eMate to receive beams automatically Using the communications port for...

Battery Test

The battery test only works if a battery is installed and the eMate power adapter is plugged in. Tap the Battery Test box to see this message BATTERY CHARGE TEST OK IF LED IS AMBER In a few seconds, the message disappears and you'll see the OK and NG boxes. Look at the charging status light on the back of the eMate. If the light is amber, the battery test passed and you should tap the OK box. If the light is not amber, the battery would not charge, the battery test failed, and you should tap...

EMate Service Diagnostics

The optional service diagnostic software comes on a PC card Apple part number 077-0153 it is designed to isolate the symptom to a replaceable module. Replaceable modules include Logic board included with Top Case Assembly, 661-1 194 . RAM and ROM expansion cards Important Use the diagnostic PC card when the symptom's cause cannot be identified using standard troubleshooting steps from the Symptom Charts in this chapter. To begin the service diagnostic routines, open the eMate lid to turn on the...

Symptom Charts Startup

If expansion memory card installed, remove it and press reset button. Remove battery, wait 30 seconds, reinstall battery, turn on computer. Remove battery, remove and reseat ROM card, reinstall battery, turn on computer. Replace logic board. Check LCD contrast and volume control and adjust to mid-range. Plug in AC adapter, and press reset button. Wait at least 30 seconds for boot up chime. Remove adapter and battery remove and reseat ROM card reinstall battery...

Resetting the eMate

If the eMate is working erratically, the simplest solution is to reset the operating system. Note A soft reset doesn't erase any stored information in the eMate. With a pointed instrument, press the Reset button on the bottom of the eMate for two seconds to do a soft reset. If the eMate didn't reset, press the Reset button again for at least 15 seconds. If a soft reset doesn't solve the problem, you may want to do a hard reset. Caution A hard reset erases all data, third-party applications, and...

Test Result Messages

Here's a table of possible messages displayed at the end of tests. Logic Board Test Passed - Tap Screen. Expansion RAM Card Test Passed - Tap Screen. Expansion ROM Card Test Passed - Tap Screen After one of these messages appears in the middle of the screen, tap the screen to return to the Service Menu.

Quitting Service Diagnostics

Important Be sure there are no PC cards inserted in the PC card slot. To leave the Service Diagnostics program, press the Reset button, hold the button several seconds after you hear a beep, and wait until the diagnostic screen disappears and the eMate screen is blank. Wait briefly for the Newton operating system to launch. The operating system will launch twice before the eMate is ready for normal use.