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> SL-C31000 / Strange switch
Stefan_Wtal
post Feb 1 2020, 03:21 PM
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Hello All!

Another question regarding my new SL-C3100.
Please have a look at the device:
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I never saw such a switch on a Zaurus before.
What might be the purpose of this switch?
Any ideas?

Rgds,
Stefan
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Varti
post Feb 2 2020, 01:07 AM
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No idea, I can at least say that there's no such switch on mine. I believe it's a custom switch.... maybe used for disabling the internal drive? Have you tried to use it?

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Stefan_Wtal
post Feb 4 2020, 02:36 PM
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The switch does not seem to do anything!
I tested memory/CF/SD/HDD/internal buzzer/external sound with service menu "D+M".
It does not make any difference; regardless the position of the switch.

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Stefan
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post Feb 7 2020, 08:53 PM
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QUOTE(Stefan_Wtal @ Feb 5 2020, 11:36 AM) *
The switch does not seem to do anything!
I tested memory/CF/SD/HDD/internal buzzer/external sound with service menu "D+M".
It does not make any difference; regardless the position of the switch.

Rgds,
Stefan


Maybe a long shot, but the switch could be isolating the battery, allowing a hard reset without taking out the battery.Can you try to run the Zaurus while on battery only and then toggle the switch ?
If that is not it, maybe worth dismantling the Zaurus to see what it actually does, I am quite curious. There is a picture guide somewhere in this forum that shows all the steps.
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post Feb 8 2020, 12:29 AM
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Yes, it might be used for the battery, or it might be used for something else and it is now just broken smile.gif

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Stefan_Wtal
post Feb 15 2020, 02:14 PM
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QUOTE(greguu @ Feb 8 2020, 05:53 AM) *
Maybe a long shot, but the switch could be isolating the battery, allowing a hard reset without taking out the battery.Can you try to run the Zaurus while on battery only and then toggle the switch ?
If that is not it, maybe worth dismantling the Zaurus to see what it actually does, I am quite curious. There is a picture guide somewhere in this forum that shows all the steps.

Zaurus is booting up into Kexecboot without PSU attached, regardless the position of the switch.
Maybe I will dismantle the device in the future, but for the moment I plan to install a system on it first.
This will also give a good chance to see what happens to the system when toggling the switch.

Rgds,
Stefan
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post Mar 16 2020, 11:26 PM
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QUOTE(Stefan_Wtal @ Feb 16 2020, 11:14 AM) *
QUOTE(greguu @ Feb 8 2020, 05:53 AM) *
Maybe a long shot, but the switch could be isolating the battery, allowing a hard reset without taking out the battery.Can you try to run the Zaurus while on battery only and then toggle the switch ?
If that is not it, maybe worth dismantling the Zaurus to see what it actually does, I am quite curious. There is a picture guide somewhere in this forum that shows all the steps.

Zaurus is booting up into Kexecboot without PSU attached, regardless the position of the switch.
Maybe I will dismantle the device in the future, but for the moment I plan to install a system on it first.
This will also give a good chance to see what happens to the system when toggling the switch.

Rgds,
Stefan

*We are still interested in what the switch does..
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post Apr 8 2020, 11:03 PM
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QUOTE(greguu @ Mar 17 2020, 08:26 PM) *
QUOTE(Stefan_Wtal @ Feb 16 2020, 11:14 AM) *
QUOTE(greguu @ Feb 8 2020, 05:53 AM) *
Maybe a long shot, but the switch could be isolating the battery, allowing a hard reset without taking out the battery.Can you try to run the Zaurus while on battery only and then toggle the switch ?
If that is not it, maybe worth dismantling the Zaurus to see what it actually does, I am quite curious. There is a picture guide somewhere in this forum that shows all the steps.

Zaurus is booting up into Kexecboot without PSU attached, regardless the position of the switch.
Maybe I will dismantle the device in the future, but for the moment I plan to install a system on it first.
This will also give a good chance to see what happens to the system when toggling the switch.

Rgds,
Stefan

*We are still interested in what the switch does..



Any chance of pictures of the inside of the Zaurus ? There is a guide on this forum somewhere on how to dismantle the Zaurus.
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