Did the Apple MessagePad come with a charger?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by JamerTheProgram, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. JamerTheProgram macrumors member

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    Hey!
    I managed to bag a MessagePad last year for 15 quid. Yeah, stupid bargin. No charger though. I have found a site that has them for 35 pounds. It says that it works with MessagePads. Does it have to be a specific model for it to work or....?
    Thanks!
    Also, did they come with a charger? Or did you have to use batteries?
     
  2. tdbmoss macrumors regular

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    They take four batteries which can be ordinary disposable ones or rechargeable ones (Apple originally made a battery pack with four rechargeables joined together that fits in there but any of these will most likely be dead by now) - have you tried yours with just normal batteries?

    There is also a wall adapter if you don't want to run it off batteries, I'd only use a genuine Newton one as otherwise you might risk damaging the Newton - mine says "Newton Power Adapter" on it and is model number H2200, I have used it with a MessagePad 110 and 120, so try looking for something like that if you need one.
     
  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    As tdbmoss says, it uses standard alkaline AA (LR6) batteries. Apple made a rechargeable battery pack that dropped in place of the standard batteries, but that is purely optional.

    I have one that still holds some charge, and it is convenient, but it doesn't hold MUCH of a charge. (Maybe an hour of use.)
     

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