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23 Feb 2008
I've decided to sell my beloved Z, mostly because I don't use it much nowadays (plus I kinda need the money).

It was bought on December of 2006, its in pristine condition (its been used with a screen protector since day 1).

It currently runs Cacko 1.23 with lots of programs and tweaks installed (new sd driver etc.)

Its in its original packaging with all original accessories (charger, manuals, cds etc.)

In the box I also have a PDAir leather case made for the CX000 family, and a D-Link 660W Wireless CF card (works in all distros).

I'm asking for 300 euros + shipping, I'd prefer users from the EU and Greece ofcourse smile.gif
3 Oct 2006
I have a SL-5500 with a broken CF slot. It recognizes my WiFi card but it doesn't recognize my 128MB CF card, I've ran the tests in the diagnostics menu and they report 4 errors.

So I guess updating via CF is out.

However, I have OZ 3.5.4 running, so I'm wondering... Is it possible to flash the Z from the commandline?

Copy the required files to sd

dd the initrd.bin file to /dev/mtdblock4

and the kernel file to the appropriate block?

Can anyone help? sad.gif
17 Aug 2006
The CF slot on my 5500 has been pwned, and it can only work with WiFi cards now.

This requires service work, which is kinda difficult since this model was never sold here in Greece.

So I'm thinking about selling it for parts, and getting myself a 5600.

They are really, really hard to find however. :-(

I'm only interested in the unit itsself, no extra cards or accessories whatsoever. Two conditions:

1) It works

2) Unscratched screen

Other superficial blemishes etc. are not a problem

I'm willing to spend around 100 euros. For a 6000 I would ofcourse be willing to spend more...

If anyone has a 5600 for sale, please p.m. me. :-)
16 Aug 2006
For the past few months I've been exclusively using my C3100.

Today I tried to flash my 5500 to the latest OZ hentges rom, to no avail.

The currently installed rom (OZ 3.5.4) boots fine, however, flashing does not work.

I am using the same CF card I've always used, it works on my other Z, it's FAT16 formatted, the initrd.bin & zImage files are correctly named, etc.

When I press C + D and then reset, nothing happens. No lights, nothing.

I've also noticed that my battery is as good as dead - the Z will only power up with the power cable plugged in.

Is this a problem when flashing?
12 Aug 2006
Hello all,

as the title says I would like to hear your suggestions on the matter.

I am lately using my Z as a multimedia device (watching divx movies etc.).

The problem is, when a movie is playing from the microdrive, it will start smoothly (video-audio bitrates: 500 & 96 kbps respectively) but as it progresses, the microdrive gets accessed more & more causing delays, framedrops etc.

I would think that a solid state CF card will not have these problems...

I'm interested in a 4GB card.

I've been reading about the SanDisk extreme series, but it's way out of my league... It costs ~ 250 euros in Europe! ohmy.gif

Is a 133x card even necessary? What I mean is, are there any noticeable differences in speed between a 80x card and a 133x one when used in the Z?

I've found a great bargain - a 4gb Transcend 120x CF card for 120 euros.

Are they any good? The specs sure are nice, and it can function normally at 70 degrees celsius.

Is there anything better out there in the bang for the buck category?
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