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FAQ Z83-4: Insert TF card upside down

Discussion in 'NEO Z83-4 Guides & FAQs' started by pollopolea, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. pollopolea

    pollopolea New Member


    My New Minix has just arrived. Everything went well until I tried microsd card. The card dind't fit.

    Does Z83-4 support microsd card?

    Here you van ser a vĂ­deo with the problem

  2. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    What are you trying to do in the video?
    You need to push it fully home!
    It has a spring loaded mechanism. You need to use your thumb nail!
    Be careful that it doesn't fly across the room while pushing it in or removing it! :eek:
  3. pollopolea

    pollopolea New Member

    Hi Villa,

    In the video I put the sd card into the slot, and I push the card ( video until second 4) . I push the card until I hear a "click" sound and I can't push it more. But something is wrong, the card is not fixed correctly ( It can be moved as you see in the video) and windows doesn't recognize it ( I tried two sd cards)

    Why do I need to use my nail? Is my sd card in the correct position ?

    PD: When I was writing this post y check my neo x5 mini, and I realized that in that model, SD card is upside down (metal contact up). Now I understand why Villa say I must use my thumb nail.

    All is working! Thank you Villa :D
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  4. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    I hadn't tried a card in my Z83-4 until just now to understand what you say.
    Yes, it is upside down like the X5/X7 which is kind of odd, but now we know! (y)
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  5. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    The TF slot is upside down by design.
    (Actually the whole motherboard is upside down for better cooling)

    Please insert with the gold fingers (gold-plated contact pins) facing UPWARDS.

    Sorry about the confusion.

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  6. hahnweiler

    hahnweiler New Member

    What is the max. capacity for a tf-card that is supported?
  7. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    We tested up to 128GB only, didn't try higher than that.