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> Abandoned Fit Bluetooth To 6000 To Make 6000w, using WML-C09-AHR - WRONG MODULE
speculatrix
post Jun 5 2006, 06:11 AM
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ok, so far... some only sell complete modules, some only do trade orders minimum 1000 pounds. my current hope is with Future who have no stock but might be able to get a small batch.

will edit if I hit gold.

meanwhile, someone on the forums who has successfully done BGA re-work on zauruses (I won't say whom as he might not like lots of people emailing for memory upgrades) might be able to help, so there's still hope!
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post Jun 5 2006, 01:17 PM
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back on to the topic of WML modules... comparing the spec sheets of the WML-C09 and the WML-C19 devices, the spacing on the connectors is quite different:

WML-C09 Spec PDF
WML-C19 Spec PDF

Having mostly recovered from a major disk crash a fortnight ago, I will soon be uploading pix of 6000 dismantled and this should show the precise connector pitch.
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post Jun 7 2006, 06:38 AM
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Hello

Since I'm at fault for your Zaurus misadventure (I just didn't measure the exact spacing on the chip - it was looking identical to the WML), let me know if you want me to send you a spare 6000 motherboard. The display connector is dead, and the fuses have been replaced by shorts, but you could certainly use the ram chips and everything else. It works fine in a 6000 without display.

Sorry,
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speculatrix
post Jun 8 2006, 01:35 AM
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QUOTE(guylhem @ Jun 7 2006, 03:38 PM)
Since I'm at fault for your Zaurus misadventure (I just didn't measure the exact spacing on the chip - it was looking identical to the WML), let me know if you want me to send you a spare 6000 motherboard. The display connector is dead, and the fuses have been replaced by shorts, but you could certainly use the ram chips and everything else. It works fine in a 6000 without display.


that's very decent of you! I undertook the modification fully in the knowledge that it was risky, and I still think I can use the WML-C09 modules even if I have to use flying leads... breaking my 6000 was pure bad luck and/or incompetence on my part.

I've got two promising options at the moment, a key one being a well known OESFer (I wont say whom as he/she won't want inundating with requests to mod zauruses) who might be able to replace the BGA devices for me... if these fall through I will take you up on your offer, but in the meantime don't be discouraged - if we can pioneer zaurus upgrades and make them easy to do, then maybe we can foster a generation of upgraded zauruses and thus gain critical mass for people to develop better software for them!

Once it's working again, I still intend to upgrade my 6000L to a W, when I know for sure which module is literally plug and play!
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post Jun 8 2006, 01:32 PM
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Thanks - I'm sorry of what happened. I should have been more cautious as well. [the dead display connector on the motherboard I am offering is my fault :-/]

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post Jun 10 2006, 12:13 AM
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Heh

Do you think we should do a mass grave for dead Zauri? We could put some form of statue up, in the shape of the OpenZaurus dinosaur.

"Here lie The Collies, The poodles, and the akiti, the tosas and the Spitz'. We shall treasure their memories, and the bits we nicked off 'em, forever."

Goodluck on both getting bck up and running! ^^
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post Nov 11 2008, 02:39 PM
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in case anyone wondered what happened in the end... I bought a part dead zaurus and swapped motherboards. I had hoped that a friend of Anton Maslovsky could fix the ruined motherboard, but it wasn't possible. So, I have one mostly good and one dead 6000. I still hope to get it repaired, if I could remove the ruined ram chip (dremel?) and clean up the board, I might then find someone who could fit the BGA device, if I could buy one.
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