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For Sale / Wanted / Large Battery Cover For Sl-5500 (success)
« on: September 09, 2007, 01:03:14 am »
So I'm guessing it isn't going into the sync cradle with that extension on there.  

Not trying to be negative, just trying to captain the obvious for others who might be thinking about this mod.  

Thanks for writing this up, by the way.

6000 - Tosa / Sl-6000 Navigation Button Problems
« on: August 18, 2006, 10:05:39 pm »
Just be sure to tighten the four screws on the side of the slider down well.  

I cleaned the contacts on my SL 5500 and had three of the screws fall out a few months afterward.

Hardware Mods / 128 Mb Flash Upgrade
« on: December 14, 2005, 04:15:30 pm »
I have received a quote of USD $20 per chip with a minimum order of 10 for referb flash chips part number K9K1G08UOM-YCBO.  

I also got a quote of USD $20 per chip with a minimum order of 12 for new ram chips part number K4S561633F-XN75.  

Anyone with an interest in these chips please post to this thread or PM me.  Thank you.

Hardware Mods / Professional Modding
« on: December 13, 2005, 05:44:53 pm »
In communications with the supplier for the flash memory upgrade chips, they brought up LCD screens.  If someone could give me the manufacturer and part numbers for the screen of the 6K or the appropriate specifications, I could enquire about the purchase of screens as well.  

As an aside, in addition trying to find dead 6Ks on Ebay as screen donors, someone could look for other devices that may use the same component.  I know that the Toshiba e800 used the same dimension screen protectors.  Perhaps they used the same screen.

Hardware Mods / 128 Mb Flash Upgrade
« on: December 13, 2005, 05:31:27 pm »
I received a response from the chip supplier.  He is working on getting the chips for the flash memory and the ram memory.  I will let everyone know what happens as soon as I hear something.

Hardware Mods / 128 Mb Flash Upgrade
« on: December 13, 2005, 11:14:11 am »

I sent an email message to the vender on 11/17/05.  I received no response.  I am sending another email today.

Hardware Mods / Instructions For Adding Bluetooth To Sl6000
« on: November 03, 2005, 08:01:58 pm »
Neuroshock, do you remember if there were open slots for two flash chips or just one?  I am thinking that if we want to do the full upgrade to 128 megs we will need to buy two chips instead of one.  Thanks.

6000 - Tosa / Replacing Headphone Jack?
« on: November 01, 2005, 07:44:11 pm »
Something you might try is to try to superglue the end of a toothpick to the stub of the jack and then pull it out with that.  Just be careful to use the minimum amount of superglue.

Hardware Mods / 128 Mb Flash Upgrade
« on: October 17, 2005, 01:13:55 pm »
I am in New York City, USA.  I would be willing to get the chips from the supplier and ship them out to people.  I would have to find out the best way to ship chips internationally.

Archos forum / Archos Gmini Xs200
« on: October 17, 2005, 12:55:23 pm »
You might try looking at this website.

They have a lot of parts for the Archos products.  

They might also be able to point you in the direction of a repair shop.  

I have no affiliation or experience with this vender.

Hardware Mods / 128 Mb Flash Upgrade
« on: October 14, 2005, 10:12:00 pm »
I want to get in on this as well.  I'm good for $30.

Accessories / Format A Microdrive
« on: September 11, 2005, 07:36:28 pm »
Try the Zaurus How-To Docs in OEFS.

I followed these instructions and had no problems getting my 4G Hitachi to work with my 6K.

6000 - Tosa / 6000 Vs. The C3x00
« on: August 17, 2005, 03:31:04 pm »
If you can wait until December, Sharp Japan may release another version of the clamshell with built in WiFi and possibly other features.  Then the choice would be easy.

General Discussion / Low Mem When Online
« on: August 17, 2005, 03:23:41 pm »
I solved this problem by setting up a swapfile.  

The easiest way to do this is to install and use the Qswap program.

Software / Swapfile Follies
« on: August 08, 2005, 04:34:57 pm »
This is an update to this topic.  

I finally got off my lazy --- and looked into fixing this.  

I tried a straight cp of /dev/hda1 to my Archos 340 by USB connection.  After more than 1 and 1/2 hours(!) I got an error message that the 2 gig filesize had been exceeded.  Doh!

Without spending the time to figure how to use cp to copy the rest of the microdrive, I tried to use fsck.  

Fsck would give me an error 2 with whatever I tried.  

E2fsck would say that it couldn't find an ext2 filesystem, even when I used the alternate superblock -b 8193

I tried to mount and umount /dev/hda1 and got invalid argument errors.  

This was all tried with the cf icon showing on the menu bar.  
I ejected the card using the menu bar, left the card in the slot and got the same invalid argument errors with mount and umount.  I got slightly different errors with fsck and e2fsck.  

So I suspended the Zaurus, physically removed the microdrive from the cf slot, turned the Zaurus back on, and inserted the microdrive and waited for the icon to show up on the menu bar.  

Then I tried to mount /dev/hda1 with the -f switch.  Mount didn't give me any error message, but I couldn't cd to /dev/hda1 or /usr/mnt.rom/cf.  

But after the forced mount, e2fsck started.  It complained about an incompletely unmounted drive but it ran.  

After I said yes to a lot of requests to repair a lot of stuff I didn't understand, it admonished me that the file system had been changed, and kicked me back to a command prompt.  

But I still couldn’t mount /dev/hda1 from the command line.  

So I ejected the card from the menu bar, suspended the Zaurus, physically pulled the microdrive from the cf slot, turned the Zaurus back on, and inserted the microdrive.  

And amazingly . . . .  all of my files scrolled up on the file manager.  

From a cursory inspection, they appear to be undamaged.  

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who ported e2fsck to the Zaurus and the people who responded to this thread.  And I would like to admonish everyone not to fool around with the mkswap command late at night.

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