Author Topic: Operational Issues  (Read 1824 times)

mrpete2004

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Operational Issues
« on: November 27, 2004, 03:36:04 pm »
One use I want to make of my c860 is to use it as a low power download device eg running mldonkey & using an USB external hard disk as storage. If I leave the unit on for extended periods of time (eg 2 or 3 days at a time with a wireless card), are the c860s prone to overheating at all?, am I likely to knacker the unit?

Thanks in advance

allyrfriends

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 32
    • View Profile
    • http://www.takeyourhand.com
Operational Issues
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2004, 03:52:30 pm »
It should be fine. I've had my C750 on with the wireless card inserted and on, but not actually doing much, for a couple of days at a time with no problems. My 5500 has been on in a similar state for around a week or so continuously in the past and that's been unproblematic as well. The only possible heat problem as far as I can tell would be from the wireless card if it's active all the time, but I can't see it being at all destructive even then, particularly for a C860, with all that extra air in the battery cover to cool it down.

More pertinently, how would you attach a USB hard drive to a C860 while there's a wifi card in the CF slot? -- Unless you're planning on using one of those SD wifi cards, I guess.
[span style=\'font-size:8pt;line-height:100%\']SL-C750/pdaXrom 1.1.0 rc8 + Symbol WiFi, Lexar 1GB SD, Kingston 256MB SD & Magicstor 2.2GB microdrive
SL-5500/OZ 3.5.1/GPE + Origo WiFi & Pretec 64MB SD
--------------------
We're driving the ghosts out!
[/span]

vanstrien

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 58
    • View Profile
    • http://www.vanstrien.net
Operational Issues
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2004, 09:09:45 am »
I've left my 860 on for a week or more.  There are no heat issues or similar, although sometimes I have problems where the screen won't turn on even though I can see everything fine on VNC.  

I expect you won't have any problems, especially if you check on it from time to time.
C860 Cacko ROM | 5500 tkcROM
256MB SD | 128MB SD
512MB CF | 256MB CF
D-Link DWL 660 WiFi| Linksys WCF12 WiFi
Socket Bluetooth | Socket Ethernet

mrpete2004

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Operational Issues
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2004, 09:27:46 am »
Yep I'm getting confused with the SL6000 which does have a mini-USB port:(. Looks like I'll have to look into a supported CF USB card and maybe a supported USB network adapter