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.
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?