Palm Pilot question

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Palm Pilot question

Today I purchased an original Palm Pilot and was checking it out and I found something that I have never seen before. What i saw on the back of it was a sliding access door for what looked to me to be a memory module of some kind that looked like an so dimm. I mean I have heard of some newer palms having different kinds of expamsion but none like this one. can somebody please help me identify what kind of memory and slot this is, what it is used for, And what I can do with it.
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Linky linky

http://www.twinbrothers.com/steve/pilot/

That should give you all the info on the card, and help you figure out which version of memory card you have.

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the link does not work

Hey eeun the link does not work.

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Works for me. I just cut and

Works for me. I just cut and pasted it out of the post above into a new window.

But if you can't get it to work, try Google searching for "Steve's pilot tech page"

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Yeah, the older PalmPilots (I

Yeah, the older PalmPilots (I can't remember which) had a removable board that contained the ROM and RAM - you could purchase an upgrade kit that would upgrade your older Palm to a Palm III that way. Later models used flash ROM to the same end.

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Palm Pilot Original, 1000 & 5000

I have a Palm 1000. He was right, that is where the ROM/RAM live. It can be updated to as high as a Palm III with the right kit; mine currently thinks it's a Palm Professional running Palm OS 2.0. There's some guy on eBay who has the Palm III upgrade dirt cheap, but caveat emptor; French and/or German release.

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'Palm III' upgrade

works well. I got one of those cheapo German language Pilot->Palm III 2MB upgrade cards and it worked well, 'cept the IR doesn't seem to function. However, I bumped up the OS to US English OS 4.1 and that might have been the reason(?). Anyway, that was one use for that slot.

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