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General Discussion / Gentle forum reminder
« on: May 03, 2004, 11:59:48 am »
\"I am not one of those people who beleve once it is discussed it should never be brought up again...this would lead to a dead forum pretty quickly and no new users as they wiuld be too woried to get flamed...\"

I really like the clearity of the post of Omicron and agree with that .    
Since the launch of the Zs, they didnt and dont be owned and used only by computing systems admin& develop. related people, so others users dont had the same background.... (and this is fine, because if we want that the Z stays around, we need a rising group of new users, or the Z will get the same fate that others devices with low quantity of fans....)....  in fact my suggestion to fix the search over the old forums is only with the intention to had an easy research option to a lot of miscelanious info that is already simplified....  

Best regards!

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General Discussion / flashing rom on SL 5500 - get blinking lights
« on: April 30, 2004, 09:39:44 am »
Well, Im not so sure if that could help but  I had found this points when I had similar trouble....
1) Check that your CF is NOT READ ONLY set (In my case with TKCrom 1 if I USE the applet to UNMOUNT the CF or SD, the rom without asking nothing, simply set the card to READ ONLY mode and with this I had troubles with reflashing...)
2) Use the Zinergy ROM v1 that is based in 2.xx rom as a dummy flash ( when I need to do some tests with 2.38 I first reflash with this old Zinergy rom and then reflash with the original sharp rom 2.38 without troubles, but I was unable to do this using directly the original sharp 2.38...) I didnt know why this work for me but  anyway, if you need a 2.xx  sharp  rom based the zimergy v1 is very nice option...

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General Discussion / Gentle forum reminder
« on: April 29, 2004, 10:32:45 am »
About searching previous info before ask.....  I would like to note that, in the \"devnet board\" of the old zaurus community forum (thast is mirroed int the mirror sites of the Home of ZUG), still dont work fine and the search function still points to: http://www.sharpusa.com/zaurus/ (what so appears to be in a forever \"under construction\" status...   ), so, LOTS of posts about troubles & fixes that as dicussed on this forums are unsearchable by now, so, Im not sure if this could be easy fixed, but the thing for sure, is that if it could be fixed, it help a lot with the \"search before ask\" advice to the new users onthe forum...
I believe that in fact this was reported by other user sometime ago....

Best regards!!!....

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5x00 Hardware / SL5500 Changing the internal backup battery
« on: April 29, 2004, 10:18:26 am »
Hey zbones, EXCELENT SITE!...

Great pictures and very usefull info...  by the way the LAST 2 pictures on your site are the same that I have, and as I see, as same as me, no clues about the picture origin of this last 2 pics, well but the thing that matters is that the page is very fine....

However, as a note to the registry, I would like to point that the upload part of the post reply service, still doesnt appears to work fine, so, if it could be checked, that would be in good for all the users.

best regards & thanks for the good info!  

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5x00 Hardware / SL5500 Changing the internal backup battery
« on: April 28, 2004, 12:40:07 pm »
Well, this going not too well....  I tried 6 TIMES to attach the file to a messague (am my connection is a sadly 56k dialup modem and the file is 1.15mb...) and Nothing....  the sytem finish the upload (the six times do it and one for a try to preview....     ), but some dont work well with the messague server because didnt  said anything more and I tried all the options that are reasonable to try,in order to send a post  with an attachment...  wel  IMHO, something is not well configured on the messague server attachment part... by now I hope that the upload on the cool stuff area could be made availableby the system administrator  (I dont think that a couple of Z5500 are necesary \"cool\" but  I didnt found a suitable place with a more humble name   and I would like that  the the pictures be at  a place that  have a more permanent  availability...  

well,by now, I surrender, and my work waits on my desk, so, I coul try to do another upload If I got some help in order that the uploads option could work well....

Best regards and have a nice day!  

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5x00 Hardware / SL5500 Changing the internal backup battery
« on: April 27, 2004, 05:45:29 pm »
Hum, well, I found the easy way to upload the pictures on Other Cool Stuff ( I didnt find more suitable place for it...), hope that helps....
well, I not now sure if it goes well, but suppose that could be available when the site adminitrator check it....  best regards!.

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5x00 Hardware / SL5500 Changing the internal backup battery
« on: April 27, 2004, 05:25:55 pm »
well I never need (until at least and hope not too soon...) to try such change, but if this may help, I have 2 JPEGS of a Z5500 dissasembled that I copy from somewhere that had some info about dissasembling a Z5500 (now I cant remenber where...)  well, if that helps, may be usefull to study the pictures before put the hands inside your Z....  anyway, If you think that could help, let me know how to send it, or if somebody else could say me how to upload the jpgs to someplace here in the ZUG site where could be available for all the friends...

Best Regards & have a nice day!

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Sharp ROMs / Cacko Kernel For Sl-5500/5000d
« on: April 21, 2004, 10:17:53 am »
Hi!   First of all, Tux, Thanx very much for take the time to answer!

About the topics, I use the TKC rom 1.0 with the new cacko kernel without trouble, in fact Im also install the memory monitor plugin that made a swap disk and enable/disable it , and original backup/restore utility and everything works totally fine....

well, the only thing that I would like to add is the use of the home-on-sd script that is in ZUG downloads, but in the info of this script said that is suited for the TKCrom2-alpha3 rom file, so in fact, the info exactly said that the scrist is:

 \"This is to be used in conjunction with the TKCrom Version 2-alpha3 release. You can also modify the standard sharp rom, or tkc-v1 rom to work with this script, by modifying the /root/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit script to match the one that is included with the version-2-alpha3 tkcrom.\"....

So,I would like to ask,  if somebody already made the changes that refers in the above paragraph, and  tested it with the TKCrom1.0, or if someone could know what is the changes that are needed to the script, so in order that could be totally usefull with TKCrom1.0....  

thanx & best regards & a nice day to all!  

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Sharp ROMs / Cacko Kernel For Sl-5500/5000d
« on: April 19, 2004, 07:43:42 pm »
highfell you are totally right!...  Since the launch of the Z, all we had and have the great luck that  good  friends around here has made great efforts to improve our loved Z\'s,  I cant remenber all the names, but, as the time passes, I see how some friends made something really great, then they \"disappears\", but new \"good will & mind\" programers appears with new efforts for the benefit of all of us... is for sure that are a lot of this friends that like as maslovsky, take its time only to make better things for all us, so, Thank you really much to all of you!


By other side,  heee Tux...  if the question dont bother too much....  I wouldlike to ask so:
A)You are using the alpha 3 of the TKCrom2.0 and it worked fine with backup/restore prog?
B)The new script for home on SD that you used,  is the standard script that appears in the ZUG downloads zone or is a modified version in some way...  (in case that is a modified version, could you put  a copy of it?...)
thank you very much for the patience aand best regards!

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Sharp ROMs / Cacko Kernel For Sl-5500/5000d
« on: April 16, 2004, 01:02:20 am »
Hi maslovsky!
Thank you very much for take the time to answer and the good will to help!!!...  
The simple suspend and put in the craddle put the ligth in order, now steady and normal!  

If this may help some of the other users, as a report of working, my Z5500 now appears to work fine, but I use the 30-32 rom and my Lexar SD card is formatted in VFAT (for easy access under windows and by means a card RW adapter...), and the initrd.bin of the upgrade is ProtoTKC v1.0, and the standar backup file was restored withouth rename it.

Im thinking about made a test with this new Cacko Zimage 64-0+ProtoTKC2.0+HomeOnSD script but Im not clear if there is a trouble with this combination, and I must  make an effort to get the time for doing try and error work because my real work is a little charged by this days,so,if someone tried it or know see something that could make that the things dont go fine/work, well, some advice/alert will be appreciated, specially if it could save some waste of time/efforts...

best regards to everybody!

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Sharp ROMs / Cacko Kernel For Sl-5500/5000d
« on: April 15, 2004, 12:40:12 pm »
Hello!

well, I tried the cacko new kernel upgrade with the other part from the TKC rom 1.0 and everything works fine(even I didnt had to rename my restore file, the new kernel recognises it fine, may be because I previously used the TKC 1.0 and it is 3.10 based...)

I have a little doubt that worries me after the upgrade... well, I did it fine, and after all,when I put my Z in the craddle for charging, the yellow light start to blinking instaed of be steady (The yellow light always be steady while my Z charges with the previously TKC rom 1.0), well, after I noted thi,s I installed the battery applet 1.0.2 and the installation was well and the new applet appears on my Z,but again when I tried to charge my Z the yellow light blinks...

So, It may sound idiot, and please excuse me if it is, but really, I would like to ask... This blinking yellow light while the Z5500 is charging is normal with this new kernel????... :?: (please excuse the botther question, but, this REALLY worries me...  because this light blinking is associated with troubles when appears related with charging/upgrades in other Z rom/kernels... so I wolud like to be clear if this is fine now with the new cacko kernel from april 14th....), my Z reports battery at 83% and when I put on craddle or plug directly the ac adapter it changes to 100% charge but the light still blinks...

Thanks for you help....

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5x00 General discussions / HELP!!! No Power to my Z
« on: March 30, 2004, 09:50:10 am »
well, If you are sure that your Z is getting hot, Im affraid that it is no good sign about your Z... Hum, with this the only last resource before send it to service is try to find another Z that could be used to compare with a battery that is for sure that  is good...  in that case, as I said previously, you could check a cell battery store about a replacement... about why the Z fail only for stay disconnect,I reallycould dont say anything, because is really rare, and about the service cost, I could said you noting too, because really dependes of the country where you are.... and I REALLY KNOW how hard and EXPENSIVE could be the service if you not are in Europe or USA.... and at least me, Im very clear that the Z now reaches a LOT OR OTHER countries around the world EVEN IF sharp didnt had a representative in there....
well, one last hope is that your Z could be heated by a side effect of a damaged battery, but if this is the cause, is very possible that your Z motherboard trouble could be in the charge circuit, so may be it could be because a faulty rectifier diode or a damaged capacitor, but if the factory service is so expensive that the most  reasonable option is to discard your Z, you could also try to servic it with a local electronic repair service or try to sell your Z for spare (for the screen may be you could get some reaonable money that could you help with a replacement...)

Sad that I could said something more helpfull to you, but I didnt had more ideas that the previous or let your Z disconnected for a week before retest the tihings

Best regards!  

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5x00 General discussions / SL-5500 V3.13 initrd.bin?
« on: March 24, 2004, 09:04:03 am »
Hi mike_r!

Well, I download the romburst  of the above post but I cant use it on windoze, so I didnt want to bother but I would like to ask, if may be possible, the upload of the 3.13 parts separate (initrd.bin and zImage)...

Thanx and best regards!

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5x00 General discussions / dead battery or dead zaurus?
« on: March 24, 2004, 08:54:17 am »
OK, well,sorry about the late answer, but I was working off town (as I usually do, in fact that was one of the reasons because I got my Z...)

well, about your issue...  the HOT sympton info could be some bad or could be worst....  ( I doubt the last because you said that the only thing before the troubles was leave unplugged your z, so I think more in a fault battery...)

well, I would suggest others steps in case that the previous 1,2 or 3 didnt help...

the issue of HOT may suggest a Battery with its internal short circuit, (or a short circuit on some part of the charger circuit of your Z motherboard...     ), well, because that is a MUST to determine WHAT is the part  that made the hot so ,hera are some few tips that could help you...

4) Try to find someone near to you that had a Z same as yours and try a test with a normal operating battery (this could be not easy because the Zs are no too much spreaded....  hummmm a theme to thing.... ) well if you didnt have a good Z near to you try the following...

5) Separate your Z and you battery, lets then  for 24 hours and mount them together...  BUT FIRST lets a light cold of both parts, some tips on this..  put the Z and the battery in separate sealing type plastic bags (like ZIPLOCK bags....), inside the bag put some silica gel  bags (the small white bags that came inside the bags with electronic stuff for absorb the moisture on the packages during delivery...), THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!!... put a silica gel bag in the battery bag too.... seal them and put on the refrigerator around 20 minutes to cold down both....  check than them are cold at the touch of the finger,then CLEAN VERY WELL any moistrue of the Z and the battery with toilet paper or similar then setup the Z with the batterry and connect the adapter cable to the Z for few minutes and at the first signal of hot, unplug the Z and hurry check what part ( the battery or the Z are more hot than the other, ) so if the battery is hottest that the Z may be you had some luck and only your battery die, but if your Z is more hot than the battery then may be you had to service your Z...  or replace it...

5) for be sure , at last this is a advice that I read somewhere (i Use it to diagnose the battery of my notebook and the battery was dead)... repeat the procedure of colding but ONLY FOR THE BATTERRY, and put some silica bags on the same bag together with the battery inside the same sealed plastic bag and put in the refrigerator for 24 hours, then CLEAN VERY WELL any moistrue of the battery surface with toilet paper or similar...and retest the whole thing again,  if for some minutes the things work and after the things goes hot the almost for sure you had a die battery...

6) About battery replace, I didnt know about  similar, but by know some cellular phones use batteries that are very similars to the Z\'s in a  very suspected way...so If you need to change your battery, I suggest you that start by searching a replacement in a large cellular pnoe battery store and may be you could find a nice replace... the phone that I saw with similar batteries are motorola, but never tested of know somthing more, I noted it some weeks ago when I had some trouble with my cell pone and had to go toa cellstore for some service, and the girl borrow me a motorola 130 or something like that but in that time I didnt had my Z with me or rememnber the voltage of the Z...


GOOD LUCK and best regards!  

Xaser

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5x00 General discussions / dead battery or dead zaurus?
« on: March 24, 2004, 08:54:12 am »
OK, well,sorry about the late answer, but I was working off town (as I usually do, in fact that was one of the reasons because I got my Z...)

well, about your issue...  the HOT sympton info could be some bad or could be worst....  ( I doubt the last because you said that the only thing before the troubles was leave unplugged your z, so I think more in a fault battery...)

well, I would suggest others steps in case that the previous 1,2 or 3 didnt help...

the issue of HOT may suggest a Battery with its internal short circuit, (or a short circuit on some part of the charger circuit of your Z motherboard...     ), well, because that is a MUST to determine WHAT is the part  that made the hot so ,hera are some few tips that could help you...

4) Try to find someone near to you that had a Z same as yours and try a test with a normal operating battery (this could be not easy because the Zs are no too much spreaded....  hummmm a theme to thing.... ) well if you didnt have a good Z near to you try the following...

5) Separate your Z and you battery, lets then  for 24 hours and mount them together...  BUT FIRST lets a light cold of both parts, some tips on this..  put the Z and the battery in separate sealing type plastic bags (like ZIPLOCK bags....), inside the bag put some silica gel  bags (the small white bags that came inside the bags with electronic stuff for absorb the moisture on the packages during delivery...), THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!!... put a silica gel bag in the battery bag too.... seal them and put on the refrigerator around 20 minutes to cold down both....  check than them are cold at the touch of the finger,then CLEAN VERY WELL any moistrue of the Z and the battery with toilet paper or similar then setup the Z with the batterry and connect the adapter cable to the Z for few minutes and at the first signal of hot, unplug the Z and hurry check what part ( the battery or the Z are more hot than the other, ) so if the battery is hottest that the Z may be you had some luck and only your battery die, but if your Z is more hot than the battery then may be you had to service your Z...  or replace it...

5) for be sure , at last this is a advice that I read somewhere (i Use it to diagnose the battery of my notebook and the battery was dead)... repeat the procedure of colding but ONLY FOR THE BATTERRY, and put some silica bags on the same bag together with the battery inside the same sealed plastic bag and put in the refrigerator for 24 hours, then CLEAN VERY WELL any moistrue of the battery surface with toilet paper or similar...and retest the whole thing again,  if for some minutes the things work and after the things goes hot the almost for sure you had a die battery...

6) About battery replace, I didnt know about  similar, but by know some cellular phones use batteries that are very similars to the Z\'s in a  very suspected way...so If you need to change your battery, I suggest you that start by searching a replacement in a large cellular pnoe battery store and may be you could find a nice replace... the phone that I saw with similar batteries are motorola, but never tested of know somthing more, I noted it some weeks ago when I had some trouble with my cell pone and had to go toa cellstore for some service, and the girl borrow me a motorola 130 or something like that but in that time I didnt had my Z with me or rememnber the voltage of the Z...


GOOD LUCK and best regards!  

Xaser

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