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Default Can SD reader be changed to "ejectible" one? - 09-22-2009, 05:26 PM

This is a question referring to the Mini 10, and as far as I know, the Mini 10v.
I haven't seen this mentioned here on the forum, and it's probably not even possible.
Can the SD slot mechanism be replaced with one that "takes in" the entire SD card?
I have several devices that have "ejectible" SD card slots.
I have an old Palm that has an SD slot with a small door that covers the slot when not in use,
but it probably doesn't have the wires/traces for SDHC.
Both of my Zaurus have "ejectible" SD card slots, but I would never think of scrapping either one of these devices.
Someone could try to take the SD mechanism out of a broken camera and use that?
I'm just curious as this hasn't been brought up, (as far as I know).


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Default 09-22-2009, 09:37 PM

I've thought about exactly that same thing.... I'd love to get one off of a trashed Mini 9 and see if I could switch them out. I have no idea why Dell used the reader they did; there is certainly enough room on the inside for a card reader that allows the entire card to be inserted. Anyone have a trashed Mini 9 with one?
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Default 09-23-2009, 04:08 PM

I only use mine as a ready boost slot. I took a 4gb extreme III 30mbps and sliced it off and now it fits flush in the slot. I left a tiny ridge on the side that i can use my nail and pull it out. Ready boost is almost required on these things.
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Default 09-24-2009, 02:31 AM

As far as I know the reason that the 10 and 10v slot is bootable is because it is a USB based device. The mini 9 isn't. I know because they had to develop a driver for it for running OS X. So that wouldn't work to swap


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Default 09-29-2009, 07:55 PM

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I only use mine as a ready boost slot. I took a 4gb extreme III 30mbps and sliced it off and now it fits flush in the slot. I left a tiny ridge on the side that i can use my nail and pull it out. Ready boost is almost required on these things.
you were safely able to cut the length of the sd card?
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Default 09-29-2009, 08:07 PM

Yeah, there are a few cards where only the 1/3 on the front is used by the electronics.
The other 2/3 are solid plastic.

Sandisk Ultra II 16GB SDHC for example


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Default 09-30-2009, 01:40 AM

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you were safely able to cut the length of the sd card?
Yep it was really easy with a dremmel.
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Default 10-03-2009, 03:29 AM

XCLNT THANK YOU FOR THAT, now for the trusty dremel to do more than cut plastic garbage cans muuahahaha sinister laugh.
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Default 10-03-2009, 01:38 PM

I would need to see pictures of these following 2 cards cut down before I cut mine!
Sandisk Ultra II 2GB
Sandisk Ultra II 1GB
I purchased these over 5 years ago and they both cost $119.99 plus $10.00 tax each.


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Default 10-03-2009, 03:39 PM

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I purchased these over 5 years ago and they both cost $119.99 plus $10.00 tax each.
Ouch!! That is expensive


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