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27 Sep 2008
Hello. I have a damaged Zaurus. It will not enter any pre boot menu. Trust me on this one. It is totally impossible to use any key combo, prayer or mantra to get this sick f*cker to heal.

I have removed the 4g cf hard drive and put it in a OpenBSD laptop with the hopes
I can maybe use dd or something to get the hd in a cool state where I can boot without using
any pre boot menu.
I really really need this Z.
(My crappy job does not allow laptops, and I can feel my brain atrophy from lack of OpenBSD at my fingertips. without this Z
my day to day life at work bites serious, hardcore BORING ass.

Do you think, if I can get someone to dd their working hd I could dd it onto the disk, boot and be on my merry merry way?
I'm really reaching here.

Here is some info from the OpenBSD laptop with the zaurus hd inserted:

### from dmesg ###
wdc2 at pcmcia0 function 0 "HITACHI, microdrive" port 0xa000/16
wd1 at wdc2 channel 0 drive 0: <HMS360404D5CF00>
wd1: 32-sector PIO, LBA, 3906MB, 7999488 sectors
wd1(wdc2:0:0): using BIOS timings

### from disklabel wd1 ###
# Inside MBR partition 3: type A6 start 63 size 7999425
# /dev/rwd1c:
type: ESDI
disk: ESDI/IDE disk
label: HMS360404D5CF00
bytes/sector: 512
sectors/track: 63
tracks/cylinder: 16
sectors/cylinder: 1008
cylinders: 7936
total sectors: 7999488
rpm: 3600
interleave: 1
trackskew: 0
cylinderskew: 0
headswitch: 0 # microseconds
track-to-track seek: 0 # microseconds
drivedata: 0

16 partitions:
# size offset fstype [fsize bsize cpg]
c: 7999488 0 unused 0 0

27 Sep 2008
I needed to take apart and remove the board from a Zaurus C3000 to solder something. There is a copper foil piece .003 inch thick and about 1/4 inch wide soldered to the board and somehow attached to the body next to the three wire battery terminals.
This I just pulled from the body and it slid out, allowing me to remove the board, flip it and solder the stuff I needed to.
Now, idiot me doesn't know how to replace this foil to the body. And lacking a schematic, or pictures that show the foil piece attached I'm kinda screwed.
Anyone either know what I'm talking about, or maybe know of pics or schematics I can use to un-screw up this operation?

21 Feb 2008
I hope this is appropriate.
I wish to sell my mint Simpad. I need the money and am selling some of my toys.
Thanks for your time.

25 Jan 2008
Does anyone here have experience using a Jtag cable for fixing a bricked Zaurus?
I am interested in knowing where to get the 18 pin connector to make a jtag cable.
16 Jan 2008
I have botched an upgrade to OpenBSD 4.2.
As it happens, I need to use my service menu to fix things.

I noticed when I bought this c3000 off of eBay that if I did not hold down D+B on powering up that this menu appears. It is totally unresponsive at this 1-4 menu in Japanese. I mean, no key works. I cannot select 1 2 3 or 4. I assume this is not normal as I read that at this menu you must select a number. But at that point I cannot do anything but reboot by taking out the battery and unplugging then replugging. Has anyone experienced this? All replys are welcome. I am bricked :-(
I miss my Zaurus a lot. Please help. sad.gif

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