1. Welcome to the official forum for MINIX devices!

FAQ Z83-4: Insert TF card upside down

Discussion in '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 Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    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 does 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
    Villa likes this.
  4. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    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)
    pollopolea likes this.
  5. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken 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.

    pollopolea, Villa and HardwareGuru like this.
  6. hahnweiler

    hahnweiler New Member

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

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

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