If you haven’t even disassembled your precious Newton, please click here for the disassembly instructions.
page is currently under construction. I published this draft because many people have asked me to. Make sure you load the latest version if you want to take apart your Newton MessagePad 2000 or 2100.
Click on the images to get a larger version in a new browser window.
Of course, reassembly is the same as disassembly, only in the reverse direction. It wouldn’t normally require any additional explanations.
Unless, of course, your memory is as poor as mine. Or unless you want to make sure your neighbors refrain from calling the cops because you have a frenzied fit. Or unless you don’t exactly enjoy scrolling documents
back and forth all the time while you work. After all, most of the following pictures are already loaded, so why not re-use them?
Make sure you turn all screws slowly anticlockwise to find the thread before you
turn them clockwise to seat them. Not doing this may cause the screw to become cross-threaded, weakening the plastic post.
Talking of screws: Here are all the screws you removed.