Highscreen Handy Organizer

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leader1188
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Highscreen Handy Organizer

Post by leader1188 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:10 pm

Hello,
I have Highscreen Handy Organizer.
I was looking for SRAM card, but they are too expensive. So I want ask you if you can type me some other cheaper memory cards thats work in this palmtop. I have CF card with adapter to PCMCIA but its 5mm thin so I cant insert it into Highscreen.
thanks

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Re: Highscreen Handy Organizer

Post by Kyodai » Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:17 pm

It depends on the adaptor. Generally you are right - the Type I slot is a bit too tight and takes some force, but yeah it can be possible to squeeze a Type II card into a type I slot. SRAM cards should always be Type I and Flash won't work.

There also used to be an adaptor thingy from Greystone periphals to convert Type I slot to Type II and III, but it was a bit uncomfortable since you'd have like a Type II/III HDD or card hanging out of your slot. A bit fragile... But good for a temporary solution.

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Obviously SRAM would be best since Flash won't work in the Tidalwave.


SRAM cards usually start around 30-40 Euro. I have a few that i got very cheap and/or with the palmtops. If you have patience you can sometimes make a bargain on ebay, but yeah they are rare.

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Re: Highscreen Handy Organizer

Post by leader1188 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:00 pm

I would like to know:
1) What is the biggest SRAM card that I can use in Highscreen?
2) when I buy SRAM card, I have to format it on a computer or it can be formatted in Highscreen?
3) I need to install drivers in Higscreen for using SRAM cards?
thank you for answer

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Re: Highscreen Handy Organizer

Post by Kyodai » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:04 pm

leader1188 wrote:I would like to know:
1) What is the biggest SRAM card that I can use in Highscreen?
2) when I buy SRAM card, I have to format it on a computer or it can be formatted in Highscreen?
3) I need to install drivers in Higscreen for using SRAM cards?
thank you for answer

1) I would recommend 2MB. I have used larger cards like 4MB, but they are rare, expensive and some are just "incompatible".
2) The Highscreen can format these.
3) No, SRAM works without any drivers.

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Re: Highscreen Handy Organizer

Post by leader1188 » Tue May 17, 2016 9:51 am

Do you know how invert collors in Highscreen Handy Organizer??
and if exists on the internet manual for Highscreen?
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Re: Highscreen Handy Organizer

Post by Kyodai » Sun May 22, 2016 1:18 pm

Officially you can not invert them, but theres a DOS TSR for changing the palette called CHGCOLOR, it is intended for EGA but also works with the CGA palette.

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