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sillypixie's Journal: LifeDrive choices 8

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My microdrive in my Palm LifeDrive is dead. Actually it died a while ago, I just haven't had time to even contemplate what to do with it.

I could pay $150 for a fix/replacement from Palm.

OR.....

I could pay $75 for a CF card and run this really cool hack to replace the microdrive with compact flash. Of course, the hack requires imaging the original drive and then copying the image to the CF card. Hard to do when your drive has made terrible sounds and then quit. But *then* there's another hack which lets you reinstall to a blank microdrive.

Seems to me I should be able to install the CF card via hack#1 and then partition & install via hack#2... if it fails, I end up with a useless hulk that I probably can't send back to Palm even if I wanted to.

If it succeeds, I get a lighter, faster Palm that has no disk heads to crash...

What do you think? Doable?

Hack #1: http://howto.wikia.com/wiki/Howto_replace_microdrive_with_compactflash_in_LifeDrive
Hack #2: http://trac.hackndev.com/projects/palmld/wiki/ReinstallingPalmOS

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  • Will It Blend? [youtube.com]
    • Option 3 may get its day yet :)

      If so, I promise to videotape...

      • by elmegil (12001) *
        Isn't option 3 really "find a source for your own HD and use #2?" http://www.memorysuppliers.com/ibmmicrodrives.html?sicontent=0&sicreative=608058623&siclientid=1875&sitrackingid=9944328&gclid=CP_Poof_hY8CFRA0UQodiEDcwA /url> that's just the first hit I got....
        • I could get a new microdrive -- but then I feel like I'd just be counting down to the next failure...
          • by elmegil (12001) *
            Maybe you just got a bum drive! :) (after years supporting Sun hardware, yes, that happens more tha we'd like).
  • How are you doing? :)
    • Hiya tux!

      I'm great! Well at least, work is crazy and up in the air, and so is my personal life.... but hey, chaos is my best friend :)

      For some wacky reason though, I'm pretty happy. Every day is just plain fun...

      How are you?
      • by tuxette (731067) *
        I'm fine... kind of in a funk... got back from 3 weeks in South Africa on Sunday... I want to be there not here ;-)

        I've started putting up photos [flickr.com], but it will take a while before they're all up...

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