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Forum: PCMCIA ATA/IDE Device Issues
Re: Question Compact Flash Hangs old Laptop (Rui-Tao Dong)
Re: None It is a hardware incompatibility (David Hinds)
Date: 2000, Jul 14
From: Rui-Tao Dong rdong

Thanks for the quick reply.  Do you have a reference?  I 
haven't had any success with deja and Alta-Vista yet.  The
hardware work around seems to be my only way out (short of
buying a new machine.)  I am also wondering if I could do
the hack on the adapter?  Mistake will cost me only $10.

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None Again, I don't recommend this at all

Re: More Is there a reference? (Rui-Tao Dong)
Date: 2000, Jul 14
From: David Hinds <dhinds@pcmcia.sourceforge.org>

I'm not sure what sort of reference you want to see.  I certainly
don't know of anything documenting how to do the hardware mod, if that
is what you want.  Looking at the general PCMCIA specs I have, I'm not
even sure how I figured out which was the right pin to cut.  Even
getting the laptop disassembled is not trivial.  I do not recommend
this and I'm kind of sorry I mentioned it.

I don't know what your CF adapter looks like so I don't know if it
might be easier to do the mod there.  It would be less risky than
cutting wires in your laptop, for sure.

-- Dave

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Re: None Again, I don't recommend this at all (David Hinds)
Date: 2000, Jul 19
From: Rui-Tao Dong rdong

Using a multimeter, I found the pin on the adapter which 
connects to pin 43.  I pushed the pin back and forth with a
small screwdriver until it breaks.   I popped it into the 
laptop, and it didn't freeze!  Instead the cardmgr says,
Jul 14 18:48:19 Alpha cardmgr[394]: initializing socket 0
Jul 14 18:48:19 Alpha cardmgr[394]: socket 0: ATA/IDE Fixed Disk
Jul 14 18:48:19 Alpha cardmgr[394]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.14/pcmcia/ide_cs.o'
Jul 14 18:49:07 Alpha kernel: hda: probing with STATUS(0xff) instead of ALTSTATUS(0x50) 
Jul 14 18:49:07 Alpha kernel: hda: probing with STATUS(0xff) instead of ALTSTATUS(0x50) 
Jul 14 18:49:07 Alpha kernel: hda: no response (status = 0xff), resetting drive 
Jul 14 18:49:07 Alpha kernel: hda: probing with STATUS(0xff) instead of ALTSTATUS(0x50) 
Jul 14 18:49:07 Alpha kernel: hda: no response (status = 0xff) 
Jul 14 18:49:31 Alpha kernel: ide_cs: ide_register() at 0x140 & 0x14e, irq 7 failed 
Jul 14 18:49:32 Alpha cardmgr[394]: get dev info on socket 0 failed: Resource temporarily unavailable
Jul 14 18:49:32 Alpha cardmgr[394]: shutting down socket 0
Jul 14 18:49:32 Alpha cardmgr[394]: executing: 'rmmod ide_cs'


Looks like if I can get it to pass through the probing phase,
then I'll be in a good shape. 
Is there a reference?


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