Comments on: Quickies: 128 MB MMC, NR MS Problem, T615C, Memorix, FileZ

Crucial Technology is now offering 128 MB MMC cards for $100. -Ed

Sony has quietly acknowledged the problem the NR series is having with its Memory Stick slot by including a mention of it in its Clié FAQ. At this point, Sony suggests that everyone experiencing the problem call the Sony Customer Information Services Center at 877-760-SONY. -Steven Lee

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Sony MS issue

I.M. Anonymous @ 8/13/2002 9:54:53 AM #
> call the Sony Customer Information Services Center

sure! and then what?

send it in and wait 6 weeks ?

it´s amazing that it took sony more than two month to acknoledge this problem.

RE: Sony MS issue
I.M. Anonymous @ 8/13/2002 10:05:39 AM #
At least it was quicker than Palm and the SUDS issue.


Sony all the way!

RE: Sony MS issue
I.M. Anonymous @ 8/13/2002 10:15:45 AM #
Sony better get their act together about this and soon. I've read in a couple fourms people complaining about sending their NR70V to Sony to get it repaired and three of fours weeks later the memory stick fails again. If they don't figure out what's really going wrong there will be plenty of people vowing to never buy Sony again.
RE: Sony MS issue
rldunn @ 8/13/2002 10:37:46 AM #
I think they have gotten their act together on this issue. The first repairs that they did probably did nothing to aleviate the problem, but the repairs in the past month to two months have all come back saying that new parts were added to the MS area, and I haven't seen any reports of these repairs failing.

RE: Sony MS issue
I.M. Anonymous @ 8/13/2002 12:34:00 PM #
All the newer NR70 don't seem to have this problem. Hey, getting the problem acknowledged and fixed in 2 months isn't too bad. Talk to iPaq owers about their problems and what Compaq has done with them.

RE: Sony MS issue
I.M. Anonymous @ 8/13/2002 2:16:49 PM #
Yes, but the NR70 sells in very tiny numbers compared to any model of the iPaq. Much harder to make everyone happy in Compaq's case.
RE: Sony MS issue
I.M. Anonymous @ 8/13/2002 7:14:06 PM #
Gee, why wouldn't the newer NR's have this problem? Maybe because they're NEW and haven't had time to DEVELOP IT?! *sigh*
RE: Sony MS issue
Altema @ 8/14/2002 12:12:41 AM #

I agree that they could have acknowledged the problem sooner, but at least they were quick to replace the affected devices. At one point I had three m505's on my desk because the refurbished unit was defective, and they shipped another overnight express to replace the one which was sent as an advance exchange.

The problem was not Customer Care, it was whoever was in charge of quality control for the refurbs for only the m505. Refurbished IIIxe? Perfect. Refurbished IIIc? no trace of any defects. VII? Just like new.

The replacements for my first m505?

1. Defective battery, dim frontlight.
2. Failed USB, bad ROM (could not even set time)
3. Defective battery, screen scars.
4. Sleep mode problem, drained in one day.
5. Two defective pixels, but kept anyway.

Palm appears to have learned from this experience. My wife's M505 is built like a Rolls Royce and is as bright as my M515. A friend ordered a refurbished m505, and it also has no defects whatsoever. I'm ordering another m505 for my son,.. I'll have to see how that one goes.

128 MMC for $100?

big_raji @ 8/13/2002 10:17:31 AM #
I've never shopped for SD or MMC cards, but isn't that a high price?

I remember a story a day or so ago where PC Mall was selling 128mb SD cards for $58...?

Are MMCs supposed to cost more than SDs?


RE: 128 MMC for $100?
PFloyd @ 8/13/2002 10:27:22 AM #
Not sure about cost but playing around with VFSMark shows quickly that the SD cards are significantly faster than the MMC.

RE: 128 MMC for $100?
Altema @ 8/14/2002 12:08:51 AM #
MMC are *supposed* to be cheaper, at least that's what I've seen in most cases.

SD is much faster than MMC and it shows when launching apps from the card or moving files. I only owned one MMC card... for abbout ten minutes!

RE: 128 MMC for $100?
Strider_mt2k @ 8/14/2002 6:09:27 AM #
On the speed issue...
I noticed my SanDisk 64MB SD is quite a bit faster than my Palm-labeled 16 MB SD card.
I's run the VFSMark numbers, but I've since given the 16 MB card away to my nephew for his Palm!
My guess is that the oboard controllers are evolving with the memory upgrades?

RE: 128 MMC for $100?
mrscarey @ 8/14/2002 7:08:43 AM #
Check the facts guys,

MMC or SD are about the same in price.

If you saw 128Mb for ~$60 you saw Compact Flash NOT MMC or SD

Mr Scarey @ Palm-x


palmist and visionary

RE: 128 MMC for $100?
mrscarey @ 8/14/2002 7:14:17 AM #
OK - (noises of humble pie and hats being eaten)

Amazon DO INDEED sell 128 SD for $54 with $10 Mail in rebate -

Wow - I can't find a supplier of MMC or SD in the UK to sell me cards anywhere near that price!


palmist and visionary

Filez 5.0 beta

I.M. Anonymous @ 8/13/2002 12:46:46 PM #
Is there a mirror to Filez 5.0 beta? This link appears to be slashdotted.
RE: Filez 5.0 beta
I.M. Anonymous @ 8/13/2002 3:43:56 PM #
Just drop back to and follow the links to beta 5.0

sd card

I.M. Anonymous @ 8/13/2002 11:55:16 PM #
I just bought a 128mb sd card for $54 on This was by far the best deal I have seen on any memory for pdas at 128 mb.
RE: sd card
I.M. Anonymous @ 8/15/2002 12:21:38 PM #
Do you have a link???
I can't find 128MB SD card for $54 dollars at amazon..

Memorix addict

I.M. Anonymous @ 8/14/2002 2:29:19 AM #
Memorix is one of the better freeware games out there, and it's getting better and better. It's really addicting! Whenever i pull out my palm m515 i cant resist to play at least one round. My favourite skins are "Chinese Symbols" and "Charlie Brown".


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