Slightly OT: ASUS MyPal 636N PDA/GPS Owners

Submitted: Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 07:39
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Can anyone tell me what the largest SD card is that can be used in the ASUS 636N?

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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 08:33

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 08:33
I have the same.
Just went through the exercise in trying to use a 4gb, no good.
Limit is 2gb, 'bugger' comes to mind.
So I have set up three cards for various uses.
Two for GPS, one for general use.

From what I can work out, the SD card standard only defines up to 2gb. The Asus forum on the Mypal A636 does mention some one using a 4gb, but I think it is manufacturer dependent, i.e. you need to find the right card for 4gb to work, not all will.

The high density SD cards (HDSD) now on the market I understand have a new standard covering the format, and will got to 32gb under that standard. The mypal operating system supplied does not have HDSD format installed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 16:56

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 16:56
Hi Oldplod
Asus have a patch you can down load for sd/hc cards but you are better of updating to Windows mobile 6. fixes a heap of things.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 17:01

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 17:01
Thanks Rob,

Had a look a few months ago when I was reconfiguring everything and didn't see it. Will have a look.
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Reply By: Mr Pointyhead - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 08:38

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 08:38
Possibly 4GB... However..

There are now two SD card formats. The older SD and the newer SDHC (or SD High Capacity). PDA's like your ASUS only support SD, not SDHC.

4GB SD cards are available in both SD and SDHC. If you can find a 4GB SD card it will work. A 4GB SDHC card will not work. Also, the larger SDHC cards, like the 8GB ones will not work in the ASUS device. So if you buy a 4GB card it is essential that it is a normal SD card, not a SDHC card.

The only devices I have seen that support SDHC are newer cameras, I have not seen any PDAs that support it.
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Follow Up By: Mr Pointyhead - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 13:40

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 13:40
BTW, I just saw that Sandisk has just released a 32GB SDHC card ....
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 09:13

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 09:13
Gday,
Id stick to a maximum of 2Gig, I tried using a 4 and kept having all sorts of troubles.

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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 09:32

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 09:32
Asus Support?
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 15:54

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 15:54
Rang them - next to useless. They told me the max I could use was 1GB but already using a 2GB card.
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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 12:27

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 12:27
Pete



I have a HP PDA GPS

It uses the SD 4 gig card without a problem

It will not recognise the SDHC card

Your ASUS would probably be the same.

New PDAs should recognise the SDHC card



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Reply By: Patrol22 - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 15:55

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 15:55
Thanks everyone - I'll give the older version of 4GB a go if I can get hold of one.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 16:50

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 16:50
Hi you can update your ASUS pda to Windows mobile 6 it has a patch so it will recognize sd hc cards.plus many other updates.
they have an update you can down load.Site Link you will need a card
reader a blank sd card, very easy to do.I upgraded my A639.
down load the file to your pc /unzip to sd card / put sd card
into pda open sd card and open the new file and it will self install.
Note you will lose all saved data you had.
you will have to reinstall ozi explorer and they have a new version
so it will be a good time to up date it as well.
And if you have Destinator or Copilot make sure you have the
disc and registration .
I have Destinator and it reconized the device ok with out having to re register.
As did Ozi.
It all worked good for me but i had help from my 17 year old son!
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Follow Up By: howie - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 22:48

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 22:48
i concur.
bought an 8g card (sdhc), would not work on windows mobile 5.
downloaded windows mobile 6 and all is sweet.
ps this change to wm6 will erase all your settings, files etc and they should be copied somewhere first.
copy contacts to sim and pc.
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Follow Up By: desert - Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 20:17

Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 20:17
I have a August 2007 build Asus 686 PDA running windows mobile 6, and it will NOT recognise 4GB SDHC. Finding a plain 4GB SD is like looking for a Hen's molar tooth!
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 23:55

Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 23:55
Hi you might not have the current version of windows mobile6
If you look at the Asus downloads site they have a patch
for the sd/hc cards
Site LinkA6X6 SDHC card patch
A6X6 SDHC card patch

Improvement:
1. It makes A6X6 support 4G SDHC card.

Notice:
1. The patch is suitable for WM5.0 and WM6.0
2. It needs to reinstall this patch into device after clean boot.
3. ROM image upgrade could not success with all 4G card. Only 2G SD card (including 2G) can upgrade successfully.

Installation instruction:
1. Unzip A6X6_SDHC.rar file.
2. Copy A6X6_SDHC.CAB into A6X6, then double click to run.



File Size 40.84 (KBytes)

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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 22:04

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 22:04
Rob S - can you describe what you mean by a clean boot...is that the same as a soft reset?

Thanks Pete
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Friday, Feb 15, 2008 at 19:58

Friday, Feb 15, 2008 at 19:58
Hi Pete
I am only a novice at computers my self.
and takes me a bit of time to around some of the terminology my self.
But i did manage to get windows mobile 6 installed and running.
And if i can do it it cant be that hard.
I only copied and pasted that info from ASUS.
But at a guess i would say a clean boot is the same as a soft reset.
Post that question on the forum some else will sure know.
Let me know when you get it sorted or any more problems.


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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 10:40

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 10:40
Thanks Rob - I think I'll just try the patch and see how that goes.
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Follow Up By: howie - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:09

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:09
hi patrol 22,
might be helpful.
don't have your machine, but if you go to google and type in long questions like "asus pda will not recognize sdhc card" or similar, it usually shows geek forums that discuss these problems.
they are a friendly bunch and usually have had, and solved, these probs.
the world of microsoft is a blur to me but i got there in the end,
worth it when you get a 8g card working.
good luck
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