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by wintermute
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: DOS Palmtops
Topic: Sharp PC-3000
Replies: 90
Views: 21488

Re: Sharp PC-3000

I discovered that my Sharp goes to sleep if I shake it or move it around swiftly. I am not sure if that's some kind of anti-shock protection or the machine is faulty (it wakes up if I press any key with no any problems). Never happens when I just use it standing still but sometimes triggers even if ...
by wintermute
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: DOS Palmtops
Topic: Sharp PC-3000
Replies: 90
Views: 21488

Re: Sharp PC-3000

I got the card and was able to format & use it in PC-3000. Win XP is not recognizing it. The card has a weak battery (Sharp warns about it) and I will need to put a new one. It's a BR-2325 which none of the stores I checked had and I ordered it on Amazon. The T42 indeed has one 1GB RAM stick on the ...
by wintermute
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: DOS Palmtops
Topic: Sharp PC-3000
Replies: 90
Views: 21488

Re: Sharp PC-3000

I reinstalled Win XP on my T42 to repartition the hard disk (40GB + 40GB, it has an 80GB HDD). I found the instructions how to dual boot XP and 98 (http://bootstrike.com/WindowsXP/dualboot98.php) and am in a process of acquiring a Win 98 install disk. I checked the amount of RAM aaaand........ it ha...
by wintermute
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: DOS Palmtops
Topic: Sharp PC-3000
Replies: 90
Views: 21488

Re: Sharp PC-3000

Yeah the Sharp has no problems with the attribute. Great, thank you, good to know. Wit the Thinkpad T42 you were extremely lucky. [...] I'd really suggest installing Win 98 on it [...] only install 768MB Yep, this seems to be the next mini-project. I also read about the large memory issue on some f...
by wintermute
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: DOS Palmtops
Topic: Sharp PC-3000
Replies: 90
Views: 21488

Re: Sharp PC-3000

Afaik Windows XP can NOT handle SRAM cards. Well it does work somehow with the "attribute" SRAM cards, but for like pretty much all "normal" SRAM cards XP just lacks the driver. Would any of those "attribute" cards work in Sharp PC-3000? I visited the graveyard but they did not have any SRAM cards ...
by wintermute
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: DOS Palmtops
Topic: Sharp PC-3000
Replies: 90
Views: 21488

Re: Sharp PC-3000

Like 99% of all SRAM cards should work. At least the SRAM cards in sizes of 512KB, 1MB and 2MB never had any problems in any of my palmtops (And i have nearly all from the list) [...] In the PC-3000 just use the DOS "format" command, it is a special version to prepare the SRAM card in drive A or B....
by wintermute
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: DOS Palmtops
Topic: Sharp PC-3000
Replies: 90
Views: 21488

Re: Sharp PC-3000

The PCMCIA card is Type-II, 5.5mm. The card fits snugly but is not too big. I have a couple of Type-I DRAM and Flash varieties on order now, they are expensive, but will give try to a few and report back on behavior.. Any luck with any of those cards? BTW, I found some information on cards and Shar...
by wintermute
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: DOS Palmtops
Topic: Sharp PC-3000
Replies: 90
Views: 21488

Re: Sharp PC-3000

Great site and forum, many thanks for putting all this together! I had an IBM Dauphin DTR-1 and a HP 200-LX long ago and am a bit familiar with pleasures and pains of these small machines that still fascinate me. Now, I just acquired a Sharp PC-3000 (still waiting for it to arrive). I don't wanna po...