So, what happens when you take a Handspring that died one day and wouldn't recover after various testing, and leave it in a box to take apart one day to see if it was anything obvious, but mostly forget about it for a year, and then pick it up and put batteries in it?  It starts working, of course.  I had tried every trick I knew about, hard resetting, leaving the batteries out for a week, taking out the expansion card, etc. without any luck.

So, I don't know what happened, nor how stable it currently is, but we had only made a backup to the local memory disk, and not to our hard drive, so we can at least get stuff off of it now. 

Posted by Jon Daley on May 13, 2008, 6:51 pm | Read 2179 times
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uhhh... I'll have to back it up later, since my computer is currently busy downloading a 20MB file from an external USB drive via a 115200 bps serial port in DOS...

115200 is faster than any modem I have used, (considering my first modem had a "high speed" button that jumped it up to 1200 bps), but I also probably never used files anywhere near 20MB back then.

This particular USB device *can* talk at 50bps, but it is so painful that I didn't put that option into the application, and just left 2400 as the minimum.

Posted by jondaley on May 13, 2008, 7:03 pm
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