04-26-2006 10:46 PM
at first it worked great! i was able to upload my games as well as a couple of pdfs, microsoft reader files and such. life was good.
then all of a sudden, the ipaq said it couldn't read the card. i ejected it and reinserted which sometimes helped but now nothing! i can attach the card to my PC via a card reader and it reads fine. i tried letting the 3955 format but it says it can't.
can someone tell me why all of a sudden this happened?
fyi i also warm booted, cold booted, nothing. my last resort is to format on my PC but it still doesn't answer why this all of a sudden won't read cards. any way to fix this?
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04-27-2006 09:15 AM
now out of the blue it refuses to read the card.
and yes, with the card in, i've both soft and hard resetted.
04-27-2006 10:19 PM
04-28-2006 08:57 PM
I would think that the drivers should should be ok with the 2003, but I dont know for sure.
I have a 3970 running 2003 + a 4700 and there are no problems with reading cards.
It could be that something has happened to the SD slot if it does not read any cards at all. If that is the problem I think a new slot cost 20-25 USD and it is not a typical do-it-yourself job, so to have it changed by one of the online repair shops might cost 100 USD.
What exactly is the error message you get?
You can download a trial version of PocketMechanic and see if the card tools in that program can help.
04-29-2006 07:41 PM
yes it's my conclusion, also, that i need to get my sd slot replaced. i was thinking of going with ipaqrepair.com (which is now pdasmart.com). they seem to do that sort of stuff. do you know anything about them? they seem reliable.
thanks again for your help!
04-29-2006 08:06 PM
I only know this place in UK
They offer a free check to see what is wrong with the Ipaq.
If you wait a little other members on the board will surely show up with experience from repair in the US.
You could ask though for a check of the slot. Maybe they will do it for a low cost.
Let us know what happens.
04-29-2006 08:48 PM
I just remembered that sometimes my children had problems with the TV game console. I think it was Nintendo. When the games did not work they would often blow out dust from the slots where the games were put in. I dont know, but maybe something like that could happen in the slots in Ipaqs so the connection will be bad?