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Where can I find new Card & Socket Services drivers for the 200LX's PC Card slot so that I can use a normal PCMCIA card?

You can't.

Believe me, I've tried. Turns out the socket controller is not a standard Intel compatible controller. So, unless somebody hacks a new driver, we're stuck with the old one that comes with the unit.

Don't worry too much about it, though. Odds are, if a product wasn't specifically designed with the 200LX in mind, it'll draw too much current for the palmtop to supply anyway.

(Note: you can often use a powerful AC adapter to run high-power cards in the 200LX, but this isn't a very good idea, as it tends to cause your palmtop's power supply to get very hot, and who knows what sort of damage that could do?)


Copyright 1999, David Sargeant.
Last Updated 1-1-1999
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