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Fushnchupsh
post Mar 29 2007, 07:53 AM
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Hey all. In the constant saga of me breaking my Zaurus, I have a new chapter. About a month ago I took apart my in order to replace the microdrive which had finally died. Shortly after I decided to use my sd slot as I never had and I thought it would be nice to have some extra space. Well, after ejecting the mock card, I tried to press in the sd card and it felt like something was blocking the way. I tried a couple more times to no avail. Well, I accepted the fact it was broken and I stepped away from this problem for a week or so. Well, I noticed that, now when I booted up pdaxrom, no modules were loaded... In fact, I didn't even get a FAILED. So, again, I tried the sd card again and it pressed in after a bit of fiddling (not hard). When it went it, the system freezes for a short while and then acts as though nothing happened. I try to mount and no beans. I run dmesg and I get nothing (mind, the card is in now and ejects and presses in as normal). The reason I post this in the hardware section is because I just flashed to GPE and I still have the same problems (minus the short term freeze). I pop the card in, mounting fails and I get nothing in dmesg. Does anyone have a clue? Possibly a broken solder joint? The board is pressed into the socket on the motherboard and screwed down....

I never used my SD cards and now I feel like I am missing something HUGE on my Z.... It's funny how that works.

--Fish
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daniel3000
post Mar 29 2007, 11:51 AM
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Hi Fish,

the first things I would check:

1. Is the dummy card broken? If it misses a part, that may still stick in the slot.

2. try to look into the slot with a good small (LED) torch: DO you see any bent contacts or anything else which could block?

Exchanging the SD slot is not hard, so if it is really broken, all you need is to find a broken Zaurus (SL-C3000 or SL-C1000 would do, too, I think), and swap the SD daughterboards.

But maybe it's enough to use compressed air to blow out some impurity.

Good luck!
daniel
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Fushnchupsh
post Mar 31 2007, 04:55 AM
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ok, pulled out the LED and after blinding myself once or twice, I think I see the problem. Each of the connectors on an SD card has a pair of "prongs" in the back of the slot. The Pair that is all the way to the left look like they are pushed back or non existant, although, I think I see some copper, so I think they are there. Looks like I am goingto have to pull the z apart again to see if I can fix this....

Thanks for your help, Dan. I'll keep this post updated.

--Fish

EDIT:Aye, I typed the wrong name.... Sorry, mate!
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