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Using Sharp Zaurus ZR-5800 with Windows 7


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AnneL

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Hi. You are very kind. How can I get a copy of the software so that I can download my Contacts from my Zarus to my PC? I have access to Windows 7 and XP so that is not a problem. If someone wants to borrow my cable let me know.
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Go back through the postings on this topic (page 1)...there's been some discussion on how to obtain the RuppLinx software to connect your Zaurus. I don't know if you can connect with Windows 7, however...I do know that XP and as far back as Windows 95 works, as I have been successful connecting with those.

There is also eBay...presently there is a listing for a complete ZR-5000 setup, including some application software. This is the model that was the "father" of the ZR-5800, so it's likely the software would work. BUT it is for a lot of things you don't need....

Just remember that Sharp continued to make "Zaurus" models for years...be advised that only something labeled as "for the ZR-5000 series" Is going to work properly with your unit.
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Wow, I can't believe my luck in finding this thread. I just spent the afternoon going through a small stash of Sharp Zaurus 5800s I had tucked in a drawer. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed these little monsters and how handy they are still. I was relieved to see someone reported success with a serial to USB adapter as now that I've revived my 5800 looks like I'll be needing one.

I do have a couple of old Thinkpads that have serial ports, but both are running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Has anyone tried getting a Zaurus to talk to Linux?

For those seeking software, I found this right before landing here.
http://www.imslsoft.com/xlinkwin.htm

Appears to be for models newer than the trusty 5000 series, but maybe someone will find something useful.

The OP mentioned using PC cards. I don't have any for my unit, so it's off to Google I go, but if anyone here can give me a more direct line it'd be much appreciated. :thumbsup:
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I have been using 5000, 5800 for years.
I have spoken to all the previously mentioned distributing folks and they are now GONE. The last five years it was miserable doing business with them and, of course, Sharp won't even discuss Zaurus.
I purchased the last software update (6.2 on 3.10.05) to interface with a pc. It works fine up to and including windows XP--after that pc version, NOT COMPATIBLE.
I have only one Sharp cable and works nicely with USB using a Belkin interface.
Works fine with my MAC using Parallels. Should work with Bootcamp or similar.
I have several units, none for sale, but several non working that are available for parts.
Hope this helps.
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Hello from Hamburg Germany,

 

I'm still using the Zaurus 5800 G (= German) daily since 1997.

 

To transfer my data to the PC / Computer actually with win10, I have no Chance.

 

But I have an older Stand-Alone-PC with Floppy-Disk-Dive and I have Software RuppLynx 6.0 and ProfiLinkWin.   

So I think, if I only had time enough, I want to install my software to this old PC and hope I can start my backups as many years before.

Today I only make Backups on my Flash-Cards with 10 or 16 MB. That's okay - but I cannot bring my thousands Adresses / contacts to my PC or to my Smartphone Samsung Note 3.

 

Some men told me, I just had to bring my contacts to OUTLOOK.   I only have to transfer my data in Zaurus inthe .csv-format.  After it I can export the .csv-Data in Outlook and than in my Smartphone. I have to try this and will write it down here. 

 

Near by Hamburg in the Town Henstedt Ulzburg there is the company  REPAIR 2000, where I can rapair my Zaurus 5800.  Also I can change my keyboard or display and shure I can get the newest Software.  Oh I see:  actually it is calles 

 
"Transerv 2000 Repair Service GmbH & Co. KG"
 
I love my Zaurus 5800 and I can work with him night and day, with or without drinking alcholics ... ;o)
I never find a better Organizer which is so helpful. The calender-Apps are [bleep] on my smarthone. No one has the comfort of the ZAurus 5800.
 
I'll report back when I have managed to get my contacts to PC !!!
 

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Dom,

I have backed up and downloaded my ZR-5800 to W7 laptop. See response below from 2011.

Good luck,

Borny


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Dom,

I have a ZR-5800 which I backed up weekly with RUPPLynx s/w. My files and copy of sw are gone. May I borrow/buy/copy your s/w? What version? I have my serial number as proof of purchase, if need be,

Thanks,

Bob B.

239-481-1810.

 


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Hi, has anyone found an alternative source of sync software for the zaurus? im currently searching for one, and the closest ive come is this incomplete install of zaurus application partner:

ftp://www.linksys.bg/drivers/Zaurus/

 

edit: After some research i found that the file zr-pl0.exe is the installer for the Zaurus Data Exchange Utility

Turns out this install isn't so incomplete after all

 

Also i found some add-on software here:

http://cd.textfiles....oftware/ZAURUS/


Edited by semborn, 26 April 2017 - 09:47 AM.

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FYI: I have located the cable and software necessary to connect and transfer data from the ZR-5800 (or, 5xxx, meaning any ZR-5000 series) to an Apple Macintosh running OS 9, also known as Classic. This came about after much searching: on the Internet for the software, and setting up an eBay search for the connector...which also required its own Internet search to discover its name.

The connector is a SHARP CE-135T (RS-422 Level Connector). The software is known as ZR-ML0, also from SHARP. (I have version 1.1)

The CE-135T has a DIN-8 round connector at one end, which was Apples older serial connector. The other end has the standard Zaurus ZR 15-pin plug connector.

Obviously this setup would require an older Macintosh, certainly one before the dawn of USB ports.

The ZR-ML0 software appears to be exactly the same as the ZR-PL0 (PC) version. (Note the M, presumably for Mac, and the P, presumably for PC.)

On another ZR topic: I was attempting to install RuppLynx 6.0 on an older Dell Latitude PC, running Windows 98SE. The installer stopped with the error message A required .DLL file, TABLE.DLL, was not found. This is a bit baffling to me as I burned a copy of RuppLynx from a CD I received as part of an eBay purchase of a ZR-5800 some 15 years ago. It had installed just fine on another PC that I no longer own, which is why I am trying to install it on the Latitude. I dont know how it could have gotten removed from that CD.

Im wondering if perhaps the DELL is missing the .dll file and not the CD software. Could someone out there take a look at their copy of RuppLynx and tell me if that file is in/on YOURS?

Thanks in advance,
Forrest

Edited by anasazi4st, 08 December 2017 - 01:55 AM.

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Hi, for anyone who happens to be still monitoring this thread, I have managed to successfully backup and restore my zr 5800 with my windows 10 laptop.

I found a schematic for a level converter online which i built, and using that together with a rs-232 to usb adapter i was able to connect it to my computer. I then installed Zaurus Data Exchange Utility (see my previous post above) in a vm running windows xp and from there was able to create and restore backups, as well as download and upload files to and from the zaurus.

 

Link to the level converter schematic: http://www.andrewwoo...0/rs232-12.html

For the 15-pin connector i used 1.27mm pitch headers which i carefully soldered to some wires.

 

If anyone wants i can post more details.


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