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Andrewomegaprime00 on February 24th, 2006 12:28 am (UTC)
Holy fuck lol

I want to build something now. Mind you it won't be like that In fact it may kill things ALL THE BETTER !
veronikamufox on July 16th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
He was blown the fuck away, like, “Holy shit, it’s like you were there. ” It brought some of his friends to tears.
(Anonymous) on February 26th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
Nice...tape?
Didn't have a box to put this thing into? What happened to the original case?
diraddodiraddo on February 26th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
Re: Nice...tape?
The original case was destroyed in a fit of rage during disassembly. I'm actually in the process of re-attaching the USB lines (for a future LCD-screen project) and then I will put it back in it's original case.

I would also like to add that the small power button and photo slider switch are very easy to break, so be careful with those.

digger90ls on May 19th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
Re: Nice...tape?
I appreciate your advice about the photo slider switch ...unfortunately its a bit late: while replacing the battery in my Zire 71, I accidentally "broke" the switch ...the little metal cover came off, and the tiny spring and small heart-shaped plastic piece came out. Can't seem to figure out how to put it back together. I'm sure if someone could show a photo, or diagram of how the pieces go back together, I could re-assemble it. Anyone???? Thanks in advance.
carriesabec on July 17th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
I put it back in the original box and put it into a suitcase that I then brought on as my carry-on item.
edelam on March 26th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
Resurrection II
I was able to resurrect my Zire 71 using your info. My problem was a broken off ribbon connector at the Motherboard. I soldered wires from the 5VDC and Ground connections on the motherbord directly to the ribbon cable (these have conductors wide enough to solder to on the ribbon cable). Other intentions are to solder USB jumpers from the motherboard to the diodes on the ribbon cable and also jumpers to the speaker. Thanks for your help! Ed
diraddodiraddo on March 26th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
Re: Resurrection II
You are very welcome and thank you for sharing this info!

-Steve
(Anonymous) on May 5th, 2006 11:05 am (UTC)
Re: Resurrection II
Would it be possible to resurrect a zire71 that has had no power in it for 2 years? i wanna do this. have been searching the web for a way to fix it ever since that stupid molex cable broke. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou......
(Anonymous) on May 5th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Resurrection II
i got mine working YAY
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darwinrocks on October 9th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
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(Anonymous) on April 29th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
Re: Resurrection II
I was able to change the battery. the greedy teks at Palm had glued the battery and place two plastic blue bands to hol the cover and make impossible to take out the battery cover. However I broke one and change it anyway. it works but camere is out wich I do not need.
I will try next to find out a new charger for the bat to see if with new software it will zync from the sd chip recover.
(Anonymous) on May 5th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
hey
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(Anonymous) on August 12th, 2006 06:49 am (UTC)
Re: How about Zire 72
It's really nice to know that somebody can do great things. I wonder if there is somebody who can help me fix the speaker of my zire 72. I would really appreciate if somebody can.
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(Anonymous) on September 20th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
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Omg... spyware annoying advertisin spreading random person....

Anyway, I want to ask you, how do you "trace the lines? I want to be able to do that.

I have a Zire 71 that I've been using for over 4 years on an almost daily basis. Surprisingly, it's still alive, and I recently opened it to fix the speaker and joystick.

I want to learn how to "trace the lines" since that sounds applicable to any hardware hack.
steveshackssteveshacks on October 14th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)
Re: partypoker news online
'Tracing the lines' is a little tricky for me to explain, but it is rather simple. For example, I wanted to know what each pin on the molex cable did, so I followed each line one by one until I found where it led to.
I.e, the last two lines led directly to the speaker and nowhere else, so they must be the main speaker connection.

Ps. Forgive the lateness of my reply. :)
the craziest of kazyskrazycazy on August 14th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
help
you seem to know your doing and i need some help hopeully you can help me.
Im going to attempt to replace the LCD screen because it was cracked with the LCD from a older tungsten. Do you think you might be able to give me some tips?
the craziest of kazyskrazycazy on August 14th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
or...
if you still have that thing is there anyway i can get it off you?
stevediraddostevediraddo on August 17th, 2007 08:40 am (UTC)
Re: or...
as far as i know - i dont know much because i only ever owned one of these - the screens are designed to match their device. i'm not sure. you have to definitely match the size, features, resolution, and color, but the connections may be different. if they are the same, i'm sure it would work just fine. fabricating your own connection would be damn near impossible, unless you had a really big magnifying glass, a microscopic soldering iron, and some months of free time.

i would gladly send you mine if i still had it, but unfortunately it's screen and other innards (probably from not being in its proper case) aquired some damage. first the power button broke, then the screen got permanant red lines across it, then the unit completely failed, possibly from a short. as a result the device was blown up and discarded.
the craziest of kazyskrazycazy on August 17th, 2007 09:11 am (UTC)
Re: or...
*snap*
well thanks anyways man i really apperciate it.
Once i get an LCD ill tell you how it went. I was bidding via ebay for the tungston and i had it but at the last second the guy withdrew the auction :/
the craziest of kazyskrazycazy on August 17th, 2007 09:14 am (UTC)
Re: or...
oh and i was talking to a girl on line who replaced her zire 71 screen with an old tungston thats where i picked up the idea
stevediraddostevediraddo on August 17th, 2007 08:47 am (UTC)
How the hell did my hack get buttfucked by ad-spam?

if any comments get deleted or have been ignored for some time forgive me.. i was in between places to live :P

*deletes ad-spam*
(Anonymous) on August 26th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
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(Anonymous) on March 23rd, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
Snx for you job!
Snx for you job!
It has very much helped me!
(Anonymous) on May 13th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
zire 72 video input
Does anyone know of a a way to feed video into a Zire 72? It seems like a cool thing to be able to watch tv on if you could get it to. thanks
steveshackssteveshacks on May 18th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Re: zire 72 video input
Impossible. Even if you could interface it with say a saa7134 decoder chip, theres no way the device can decode such a high-bandwidth signal in realtime.
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