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ljonesj
what card readers work with the host part of a 3200 as i hate taking my wireless card in and out of my zaurus to put in my 4gb card as my wireless card is broke but it still works the plastic around it is cracked and i dont want to put in more stress on it by taking it out
urkden
QUOTE(ljonesj @ Sep 14 2007, 09:28 PM)
what card readers work with the host part of a 3200 as i hate taking my wireless card in and out of my zaurus to put in my 4gb card as my wireless card is broke but it still works the plastic around it is cracked and i dont want to put in more stress on it by taking it out
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Everyone I've tested so long... about 20 unnamed ones without problems
T3_slider
I'm definitely not very knowledgeable on this subject, but you probably won't be able to use your CF WiFi card through a USB card reader. I don't think the card readers support CFIO -- I think you can only use them to read/write regular CF cards (but I'm not positive).
ljonesj
no i just want to keep the wifi card in the zaurus and my 4gb cf card in a card reader i have a card reader but it does not show up directly pluged into the host cable then i used my powered usb hub and it still does not show up i have a ge 19-1 reader so i think thats the problem i just need to get a simple card reader that just does cf
adf
QUOTE(ljonesj @ Sep 14 2007, 10:43 PM)
no i just want to keep the wifi card in the zaurus and my 4gb cf card in a card reader i have a card reader but it does not show up directly pluged into the host cable then i used my powered usb hub and it still does not show up i have a ge 19-1 reader so i think thats the problem i just need to get a simple card reader that just does cf
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I'd just by a single purpose usb cf card reader from a chinese shop on ebay, if I were you. It'll probably work, and it'll be extremely cheap
ljonesj
thats what i thought it will be awhile credit card is maxed used it to rebuild a old laptop and to get my zaurus so its dead i will look around my area for a single purpose one thou
T3_slider
QUOTE(ljonesj)
no i just want to keep the wifi card in the zaurus and my 4gb cf card in a card reader i have a card reader but it does not show up directly pluged into the host cable then i used my powered usb hub and it still does not show up i have a ge 19-1 reader so i think thats the problem i just need to get a simple card reader that just does cf

Oh, I see -- sorry for misunderstanding. As previously stated that is doable.
utx
QUOTE(ljonesj @ Sep 14 2007, 09:28 PM)
what card readers work with the host part of a 3200
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Probably any correctly designed reader that supports USB 1.1 and eating less 100mA of power.

But be prepared for 3 times slower transfer than CF card has in the Z slot. See my pages for speed comparison.
Jon_J
I have a Sandisk 12-in-1 reader that works fine over USB with both of my Zaurii.
C-3100 (Cacko) / and C-3200 (pdaxii13)
When using this reader with my Zaurus, I have better luck using only one slot at a time.
In other words, if I have an SD card and a CF card plugged in at once, the SD card is detected first and the CF card goes un-detected. (Or the other way around).
The name is, "Sandisk" - "ImageMate" 12 in 1
and model number is, SDDR-89 V3
You can get these at Staples.
http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/s...9&cmArea=SEARCH
pelrun
I found that "one slot only" thing for usb devices is fixable; see one of my earlier posts for details:

http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...ndpost&p=147688
speculatrix
off-topic: I can recommend Araldite for fixing computer plastic cases and pcmcia/cf adaptors - roughen the plastic first with fine sand paper to take off the sheen

wife's old laptop's display hinges were almost entirely held together with it, stronger than original. be prepared to make additional layers for strength.
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