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« on: September 09, 2005, 04:56:02 pm »
I just bought a 512MbTranscend 80x CF card. All excited, I slipped it into the slot in my C1000 -- but realized to my dismay that the card is quite a bit thinner than the port, meaning there's a significant gap that dust and small objects could fall into.  

I love my new Pdair case, but it does leave the CF port exposed -- and I find it annoying to take the CF card out every time I dump my Zaurus in my bag... I was hoping to leave it in all the time, like my SD card.

I guess the CF card is Type I, and the port is Type II, right, which explains this situation?

Has anyone had problems with this / come up with a magical solution?
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Linksys WCF12 CF wifi card
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2005, 05:04:12 pm »
get a type 2  
Zaurus C-3200 (internal 8gb seagate drive) with buuf icon theme, cacko 1.23 full,  and also Meanie's pdaxqtrom-Debian/Open Office
Zaurus SL-5500 Sharp Rom 3.13 with steel theme
pretec pocket pc wi fi
ambicom bt2000-cf bluetooth-made in taiwan
simpletech 1gb cf
pny 1gb sd
patriot 2gb
ocz or patriot 4gb sd(failed after 2 weeks)only on z
creative csw-5300 speakers in stereo
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2005, 05:39:04 pm »
Duck Tape.
What's this button do??

C3100
Distro changes almost weekly...

C3200
Distro also changes almost weekly...  :)

Hardware hacks and stuff.

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2005, 02:03:40 am »
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Duck Tape.
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Actually, not a bad idea!  I use a small folded piece of duct tape (black, of course) and it does the job nicely.

Honestly though, your 3000/3100 was just NOT meant for harsh environments.   Like many of the Zaurus machines before it, it's delicate, so if dust and dirt are getting into the slot .. you've got other serious problems on your hand.

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2005, 04:19:39 am »
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get a type 2 
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Hmmm... For some reason I was under the impression that most CF memory cards are type I  whereas the type II cards generally do other stuff like Wifi, microdrive, etc... maybe I'm wrong??  
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1 Gb 80x Transcend SD -- 512 Mb 80x Transcend CF
Linksys WCF12 CF wifi card
Fellowes USB Stowaway Keyboard -- Sitecom USB Micro Hub -- Iogear USB Optical Mini Mouse
PDair case

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2005, 05:49:54 am »
I feel your pain.  I once left my slot open and when i looked, there it was.  a nappy hair inter-twined within the cf pins.  Mind you that i was an amature at removing nappy hair, i managed to pull it out wihout pulling on the cf pins or damaging anything else.

I now keep the slot covered with

either....

my bluetoothcard, wificard, or my type2 cf 1gb simpletech.

good luck.

right now, its covered with a type 1 bluetooth......which doesnt bother me at all.

come to think of it, it botheres me now.


were to get a type 2 bluetooth card?
Zaurus C-3200 (internal 8gb seagate drive) with buuf icon theme, cacko 1.23 full,  and also Meanie's pdaxqtrom-Debian/Open Office
Zaurus SL-5500 Sharp Rom 3.13 with steel theme
pretec pocket pc wi fi
ambicom bt2000-cf bluetooth-made in taiwan
simpletech 1gb cf
pny 1gb sd
patriot 2gb
ocz or patriot 4gb sd(failed after 2 weeks)only on z
creative csw-5300 speakers in stereo
DigiLife DDV-1000 for video, Audio, Picture recording playable on the zaurus
Mustek DV4500-video recorder, pictures, voice record on sd for z

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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2005, 08:22:25 am »
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Mind you that i was an amature at removing nappy hair, i managed to pull it out wihout pulling on the cf pins or damaging anything else.
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were to get a type 2 bluetooth card?

Here's one... but I have no idea if it's still officially available or even works with the Z.
[a href=\"http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006HYLO/104-5880692-4767924?v=glance]http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...767924?v=glance[/url]
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1 Gb 80x Transcend SD -- 512 Mb 80x Transcend CF
Linksys WCF12 CF wifi card
Fellowes USB Stowaway Keyboard -- Sitecom USB Micro Hub -- Iogear USB Optical Mini Mouse
PDair case

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2005, 02:19:44 am »
i owned one and dont work for the z
Zaurus C-3200 (internal 8gb seagate drive) with buuf icon theme, cacko 1.23 full,  and also Meanie's pdaxqtrom-Debian/Open Office
Zaurus SL-5500 Sharp Rom 3.13 with steel theme
pretec pocket pc wi fi
ambicom bt2000-cf bluetooth-made in taiwan
simpletech 1gb cf
pny 1gb sd
patriot 2gb
ocz or patriot 4gb sd(failed after 2 weeks)only on z
creative csw-5300 speakers in stereo
DigiLife DDV-1000 for video, Audio, Picture recording playable on the zaurus
Mustek DV4500-video recorder, pictures, voice record on sd for z

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2005, 08:54:28 am »
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i owned one and dont work for the z
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Cresho, did you try the Belking bluetooth CF card with the Cacko rom? It appears, that it does work with it. I will test it (as soon as it arrives from the ebay seller) to check...
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Zaurus C-3100 from PriceJapan with OZ 3.5.4.1. Opie and GPE
Ambicom CF WL1100C Wifi Card and Symbol Wireless Networker CF Wifi Card
1 GB Sandisk Ultra II SD
PdAir leather case - Nintendo DS metal case
various smaller CF and SD cards
all kinds of USB cables and accessories
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Previous PDA's: Palm 1000, Palm III, Palm V, Palm Vx, Audiovox Maestro Pocket PC, Psion 5mx
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2006, 11:45:04 am »
Hello!

Did your Belkin bluetoth CF card work in the C3100?

Thanks,

Fry

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i owned one and dont work for the z
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=95890\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

Cresho, did you try the Belking bluetooth CF card with the Cacko rom? It appears, that it does work with it. I will test it (as soon as it arrives from the ebay seller) to check...
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2006, 04:44:03 pm »
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Hello!

Did your Belkin bluetoth CF card work in the C3100?

Thanks,

Fry

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i owned one and dont work for the z
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=95890\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

Cresho, did you try the Belking bluetooth CF card with the Cacko rom? It appears, that it does work with it. I will test it (as soon as it arrives from the ebay seller) to check...
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=95918\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]
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I have sent it to Maslowsky - and he made it work. So I have not tested it - but I am pretty sure it works with Cacko rom ( Maslowsky is the creator of the Cacko rom)
Zaurus C-3100 from PriceJapan with OZ 3.5.4.1. Opie and GPE
Ambicom CF WL1100C Wifi Card and Symbol Wireless Networker CF Wifi Card
1 GB Sandisk Ultra II SD
PdAir leather case - Nintendo DS metal case
various smaller CF and SD cards
all kinds of USB cables and accessories
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Previous computers: TI 99/4A, ZX81, C64, Amiga 500, Apple Powerbook 100
Previous PDA's: Palm 1000, Palm III, Palm V, Palm Vx, Audiovox Maestro Pocket PC, Psion 5mx
Current PDA: Palm Tungsten E2
Current favourite: Zaurus C3100 - my "micro laptop"

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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2006, 05:04:31 pm »
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I feel your pain.  I once left my slot open and when i looked, there it was.  a nappy hair inter-twined within the cf pins.  Mind you that i was an amature at removing nappy hair, i managed to pull it out wihout pulling on the cf pins or damaging anything else.
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[a href=\"http://www.nappyhairaffair.com/]nappyhair[/url]
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