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frobnoid_
Has anyone looked into the feasibility of turning a C1000 into a C3100 by soldering on an internal CF connector?
bam
not do-able
frobnoid_
QUOTE(bam @ Dec 18 2005, 10:28 AM)
not do-able
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Why not? I'd think this would be a relatively straightforward (but very delicate) soldering job...
bam
i think the controller along with the plug and some other hardware is missing.
Da_Blitz
definatly a surface mount job, but i think the hard part would be tracing down and aquiring the parts, just get pics of the 2 and see what differs

if you need help locating parts just message me
mototech
I wouldn't think there would need to be a controller chip. It is a CF drive and the PXA270 can address two pcmcia/CF sockets. It appears that all is needed is a buffer(the design sheet shows a 74HCV322244A ) which should be relatively easy to source.
speculatrix
send me your C1000 plus US$450 and I will magically convert it into a 3100. in fact, I will even fit the case from a 3100.

step 1: receive C1000 and cash
step 2: buy a 3100, remove microdrive
step 3: send 3100 to customer, keeping the 1000 and microdrive
step 4: sell 1000 and microdrive
step 5: profit!
Meanie
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Dec 29 2005, 10:26 AM)
send me your C1000 plus US$450 and I will magically convert it into a 3100. in fact, I will even fit the case from a 3100.

step 1: receive C1000 and cash
step 2: buy a 3100, remove microdrive
step 3: send 3100 to customer, keeping the 1000 and microdrive
step 4: sell 1000 and microdrive
step 5: profit!
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hahaha, funny as hell!

but seriously, there are a few chips missing on the C1000, but luckily it seems to use the same PCB so you could in theory solder those extra chips onto the board but it's so small and delicate, but most likely will damage the unit unless you are an experienced micro solderer. its probably cheaper just to get a real c3100 rather than converting a c1000.

have a look at this for a comparison of c3100 and c1000 on the pcb level
http://symzing.way-nifty.com/blog/2005/08/...c1000_fbd4.html

probably best would be to just get a c3100, replace microdrive with cf flash and use microdrive as a secondary removable cf card, or alternatively, sell microdrive and buy another cf flash so you get 8GB with no movable parts (assuming two 4GB CF flash cards).
Antikx
It sounds like it's best to use that hollow CF space to stuff something in, like:
-WiFi
-BT
-WiFi and BT
-an FM transmitter for the Zaurus audio (I may consider doing this)
-an X10 FM transmitter
-an RF tag
-some kind of funky light and make part of your zaurus transparent
-beef jerky (incase you need protein on the go)
-mini pizza pop tray to heat your mini pizza pop by the glow of the CPU
-ketchup packet(s) (incase Mc D. forgets to put some in your takeout bag... don't you hate that)
speculatrix
QUOTE(Antikx @ Dec 29 2005, 05:50 AM)
-some kind of funky light and make part of your zaurus transparent
-beef jerky (incase you need protein on the go)
-mini pizza pop tray to heat your mini pizza pop by the glow of the CPU
-ketchup packet(s) (incase Mc D. forgets to put some in your takeout bag... don't you hate that)



ROFL... so far, as I see it, only the above are possible due to missing chips inside the C1000.
Da_Blitz
I hear that the intel p4 range is good at cooking eggs, get a 2 way machine and you might be abel to do steak/pizza
Ragnorok
QUOTE(Antikx @ Dec 29 2005, 04:50 AM)
...
-some kind of funky light and make part of your zaurus transparent
-beef jerky (incase you need protein on the go)
...
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- d00d!! (maniacal laughter) That's what I'm talkin' about!
- It is funny, though, that Cacko reports two CF slots in Sysinfo. Could just be because it supports two natively, and it doesn't see there's no glue...
Da_Blitz
sounds about right from what i can make out
iamasmith
QUOTE(Antikx @ Dec 29 2005, 04:50 AM)
.....
-mini pizza pop tray to heat your mini pizza pop by the glow of the CPU
-ketchup packet(s) (incase Mc D. forgets to put some in your takeout bag... don't you hate that)
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Oh, you should visit the Far East, MacDonalds without Ketchup? never.... in many of theGolden Arches restaurants they have girls who walk around with big baskets of sachets just in case the 20 or so that they gave you weren't enough.

- Andy
Ferret-Simpson
QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Dec 31 2005, 04:02 AM)
I hear that the intel p4 range is good at cooking eggs.
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Yes, it's on www.hackaday.com. Athlon's are also pretty good at it.

More entertaining is the fact that there was once actually a 3-4 foot tall modular computer called an Acorn RiscPC (Mine's only 5 inches - Can't afford the case slices) which actually HAD a pizza oven built in. It was called the RocketShip RiscPC. Wait, why don't we just build a big solid copper heatsink to replace the back panel of a 3100, then the heat from the 624 clocked PXA, and the CF card, will cook eggs! Just power on, flip, and fry.
The heatsink'll make it live longer, anyway.

. . . And look DAMN cool.
Da_Blitz
http://www.iyonix.com/: Meet the big daddy of the PXA's, if it wasent so expensive i would have bought one of these awhile ago

oh well perhaps a cluster of these http://www.teamasa.com/npwr_dp.shtml for public usage (compiling/devloping) and to put all my files on smile.gif
Ferret-Simpson
Been there.
Done that.
Can't afford it.

a PXA270/733 Tablet-PC would be nice. . . Just make a really low-profile system.

Screw it, Acer C31x
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