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Newton MessagePad 2000

The Newton MessagePad 2000 is one of the later model PDAs from the Apple Newton family.



  • 167.9 MHz StrongARM 32-bit RISC processor
  • 3 MB Read/Write memory space (1 MB DRAM; 2 MB FEPROM) expandable to 8 MB (4 MB DRAM; 4 MB FEPROM)
  • 480x320 transreflective DFSTN LCD display with 0.26mm dot pitch
  • 16 levels gray scale
  • Two Type II PCMCIA slots; 3.3 V and 5 V operation
  • Backlight
  • Universal AC/DC power adapter
  • Rechargeable NiMH battery pack or four AA alkaline batteries
  • 24 hours continuous operation with NiMH pack; 100 hours operation in Idle mode (display on, backlight off)


Resetting the Operating System

  • On back of MessagePad 2000, use a pen (not the stylus) to press the Reset button for two seconds. If MessagePad 2000 is on, it restarts. If MessagePad 2000 is off, it turns on.

Important: Check the time in Date and Time preferences. (The clock in MessagePad 2000 might lose some time whenever the Reset button is pressed.)

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