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23 Jul 2005
I put my used Zaurus SL-5500 up on ebay, but will sell direct also.

Condition: plastic body of the PDA is a little worn, otherwise very good condition.
I will ship anywhere if you pay for the shipping.
I am located in Ohio, U.S.


Pictures : http://ebay.jalex.net/

Price here (direct): $178 USD + actual shipping.
Details: Same item as on ebay.
Payments accepted: Paypal only, because it's easy.

I did flash the ROM again with Hentges' openz version and really like it. I might leave that on there. But it appears to use the kernel with the suspend annoyance from the original 3.5.3 - still thinking about what I will do with that.

It has no hardware issues that I can find and other than the wear on the plastic body of the PDA, it's great.

I check email regularly in the evenings and all weekend. Thank you.

-Jason (Email: jalex 'at' pobox 'dot' com)
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31 Aug 2004
I have a 5500, serial 27030301. It runs and boots from battery. However, I cannot charge the battery, even when I turn charge on from Diag menu. The AC adapter that came with it, Phihong PSC10A-050 says it is 5V at 2A current. However, when I test it with a multimeter I get 3.8 Amps, at 5.01V. I suspect this AC adapter may have damaged the Z, but no way to know since I received it second hand and the previous person seemed to think it worked or something.

I am getting very low volts/amps from the battery terminals, even when it was running with the ilght on. I can get to the diag menu on battery, but AC doesn't seem to register. I do see the volts cycle on the middle connector of the battery connections, which is good, since it uses a little cycle to detect the battery.

Without AC registering or charging, I cannot flash the ROM. sad.gif

I was wondering if someone had a link or document with the voltage/current of a good, healthy zaurus on hand. I think this would be helpful.

Also, where is the charging circuit on the Z and how do I identify the components. The resistors, transistors and capacitors all look very different from the big old ones I am used to seeing. Some of the components even have numbers on them.

I will probably end up sending it this Z tio Romax in Texas. I got their info from the 1-800-be-sharp messages. Unfortunately, I can't help but believe I am screwed and it will cost 100+ dollars to fix.

Before I sell it for parts, it would be absolutely awesome if someone with a healthy Z has some info on what to expect from it and what may be possible.

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