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Updated on September 9, 2016

So, you managed to find a Sylvania Netbook...

The first time I got one, I thought it would be a handy little computer to just throw in my purse to go visit my father in the nursing home. I could share my photos with him and maybe even teach him how to use it.

The first day I visited him with this little laptop, the WIFI did not work very well. Who am I kidding?

It just plain did not work.

I was a little confused and frustrated.

I went home and went onto my regular computer. I typed in the webpage of the Sylvania Netbook.

the webpage is owned by Digital Gadgets and you must go to www.digitalgadgets.com

They have a webpage devoted entirely to getting this little puppy up and running.

You will need an SD card. The one I bought was a 4 GB SD card. This is one that works with my digital camera, also.

I had to download Windows CE Imbedded first. I had to download a Wince file. I put the SD card into my computer and it pulled the information off of the card and created the Windows Platform.

Then, I had to go back to the Digital Gadgets web page and download their system update file.

Then, I had to download a patch and let it install.

Then, after all that, I downloaded the Wifi Update.

All of a sudden, it started installing files. Some seven hundred files.

It was beautiful. It almost made me cry and made the $440 I spent going to Vocational School in the 1980s seem all worthwhile!!!

All of my desktop icons are back, plus more.

I cannot wait to go visit my father and try it out.

--- Mine is for sale, if anyone is interested, or I would take a regular notebook computer in trade. --

Hi, there, reader. Did you find the information you were looking for?

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This webpage gave me my biggest boost...

http://netbook.poodwaddle.com/

This webpage instructs you how to find obscure, old files that aren't all archived online. You may need to reset your system. You can download the chinese version and reset your system.

I found it to be quite helpful when I had issues with formatting my harddrive and I wiped the contents clean and had to start over.

It worked.

I am satisfied!

So, I visited my father...

I had high expectations. I turned the machine on. The only problem was, I was under the impression that I needed the SD card in it when I started it. For storage, so I thought. Well. My first run, erased what files I put on there, so I had to take the machine home and reload the desktop information.

Which amounted to copying the fixwifi.exe file to the SD card and the OS system update. When you put the SD card in, it automatically updates the files. Then REMOVE the SD card and do not put it back in, unless you have troubles.

WRITE to me if you need help with your Netbook. Perhaps I can give individual help.

Info from Digital Gadgets Website

http://digitalgadgets.com/

Look for the Downloads link:

It will say:

· DOWNLOAD 7" NETBOOK WIFI UPDATE

· Click here to download the setup guide

SYLVANIA SmartBook Operating System Update:

You may need to change your SD card.

· Format an SD card 1GB or larger to FAT32

· Insert formated SD card into your PC

· Download and save the SYNET_NEW_SHELL_IMAGE.zip (65MB)

· Unzip the SYNET_NEW_SHELL_IMAGE.zip (65MB) file to the root of an SD card.

· This should result in the creation of a folder called script in the root directory of the SD card.

· Insert the SD card into the SmartBook (netbook) device and power on the netbook.

· The netbook will update its software. Wait for the window "Upgrade" completed.

· When completed, remove the SD card and reboot the Smartbook by pressing the device hard "power ON/OFF button".

A note to reader:

Do you need help with yours? There is a Yahoo Group, called sylvania_netbook that you can join to get the latest news on your netbook. Simple to join. You simply go to Yahoo Groups and sign up. The Sylvania Netbook Community is an online, email based group that posts solutions to your Sylvania Netbook issues.

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Downloads

User Guide

Updates/Fixes

OS UPDATE (click to download) **Updated 2/22/12 - Fixes YouTube Application**

http://dg-support.info/download/youtubefix.zip

InstructionsUser Guide

http://dg-support.info/download/manuals/SYNET7WID....

Instructions

Updates/Fixes

OS Update

http://dg-support.info/download/youtubefix.zip

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Product Specifications

Microphone jack Yes

Earphone jack Yes

DC jack Yes

Keypad 80 Keys

Mouse Pad 2.2" mouse pad

Battery 8.4 V 1800mAh built in Lithium battery

Speaker Built in 2 x 0.5W speaker

Operating System Win CE 6.0 professional plus version

Processor Via 8505

Display 7" High Resolution TFT(800 X 480 pixels)

Internal Memory 128MB

Display 7" High Resolution

Internal Storage 2GB Nand-flash

Connectivity Wifi 802.11 b/g

Connect 3USB Ports USB 2.0 x 1 (support external memory)

USB 1.1 x 2 (support keyboard & mouse only)

SD card slot up to 8GB

The most important piece of information that you can gleam from all of this, is the name of its processor. If you search for 8505 online, you will learn a lot about the machine.

Notes from OTHERS online:

Helpful information I have learned in the few hours i have owned this netbook

Comments from readers/users

Hello, and happy new year.

I was given one of those Sylvania netbooks with WinCE on it for Christmas.

So today I went hunting for whatever I could find out, in preparation for

going to the LUG meeting tomorrow evening and impressing everyone.

Your instructions about what to do are pretty good, but there is a trick

for making the thing see the SD card at boot. Namely:

You have to cycle the power off and on again immediately after starting it

up. You see the first splash screen where it says it is loading the OS,

and you have to hit the power button immediately and hold it for a second

or two, then let go. When you are successful you see a horizontal bar at

the bottom of the display. The netbook then starts to boot off the SD card

and not off the internal flash.

Before I learned to do this trick, I thought that things are just not

going to work. When I do not do this, it does not see the SD card and it

just goes ahead and it boots WinCE.

Since you have an otherwise very informative and nice README, I just

thought you might want to add this and also let the people at Bento know

about it, because they do not seem to know, either.

Theodore Kilgore

For the full set of instructions go to: Bento Debian and follow the instructions there - lots of stuff there I will exclude here. For testing - you may want to do a "live" install - does bootup and runs from the SD completely and does not over write the flash. The "README" section of the Bento article covers how to do a live install and you can follow those steps. The main difference is which script is used and whether the file system is left tarred up or expanded. The basic steps from the link to install debian are these ( NOTE: this will over write current OS - WinCE6.0):

1. Create a single, large FAT32 partition.

2. Extract the 'fatpart.tgz' archive to the root of the SD card

tar -xzvf fatpart.tgz -C /media/disk/

3. in the 'script' folder that was extracted into the root of the SD card, rename 'scriptcmd.install' to 'scriptcmd'

mv scriptcmd scriptcmd.live

mv scriptcmd.install scriptcmd

4. copy 'extpart.tgz' into the root of the SD card

cp extpart.tgz /media/disk/

When you are done, there should be 1 folder (script) and 1 file (extpart.tgz) in the root of the SD card.

Insert the card into the netbook and start the device.

It should give you a chance to turn off your device before it erases the NAND and installs debian.

NOTE: SD card goes in with gold fingers up and should be almost flush with case when fully installed.

It will ask you to remove the card, at which point it will reboot into your new Debian install!

It will ask you to login, use the user 'root' with no password.

You should configure a password for "root" using the 'passwd' command.

This is a bare bones debian install, for a GUI follow the X11 instructions at Bento link.

I wanted to know more about the system, and found the web sites to be less than helpful. I did find one that took an I-Pad knock-off apart that basically is the same as this, but with a touch screen. It had some information but wasn't specific to mine. So I took mine apart. It came apart easily, although I had a few mistakes that I will explain shortly. I took pictures and using my Wife's favorite tool to get detailed picture of small objects, scanned it. The pitures of the board are attached to this article.

I was surprised to find that WonderMedia appearantly makes a system daughter board that they sell to other vendors to put on their own boards. The main board has this "daughter" and one other - I think the wifi, with some support componets spread out over the main board. I can read - as you can too in the pictures - most of the componets, except for a few regulator chips. I found what I was looking for, and that was the serial solder pins for putting a console port on the system. I learned on the Simplenet project the importance of having the console interface if you want to change or work with these Arm systems. I put some pins in these holes and put it back together. It even worked again.

The process to open up the system goes something like this. Start by removing the two screws that hold the battery cover on the back of the unit - might take a little prying to pop it open. Remove the battery and disconnect at the plug. Take out the two screws that hold the keyboard in place, one is above the label, and the other is below the label. Now instead of un-screwing the back side, flip it over and look at the top row of keys as they touch the top plastic. You should see four little tabs holding down the keypad. Lift gently with a small screwdriver on the sheet of keys, while pushing in the tabs. This will release the keypad from the top and then you can pull it forward and free the tabs at the bottom of the keypad. At this point you want to release the keypad cable from its socket - the dark colored part of the socket is the compression tab to locks it in place.

You might at this point want to release the two other cables, the lower left is the touch pad, the lower right is cable to the two push buttons on either side of the touch pad and the LEDs at the front of the unit. This is all part of an accessory board that runs across the front of the unit. Now flip it over and remove the remaining screws and stick a small screw driver in the front middle where a single bit of plastic holds it together. I had some problem getting my top to pull away from the two hinges and it seemed using the small screw driver to pry up ever so slightly on the top of the tabs, freed them and allowed them to slide over the hinges. It is a bit tight where the hinges and the top of keybard come together and thus will take a little playing with to get it to separate cleanly. After a few tries I was able to fold the lid back just right and give a pry and the top came free - a bit of having the right push-pull experience to make it work easily.

·

There is hope for you and your WIFI....

Customer Service: 888-571-0866

Sales Information:

Phone: 212-433-1098 Ext. 152

email: Gary Levy - Gary@digitalgadgets.com

Netbook Purchases:

There has recently been a spike in customer service calls regarding the SYLVANIA branded netbook purchased at CVS.

We apologize for this delay and ask that you continue to leave your contact information with Digital Gadgets customer service at 888-571-0866, and you will receive a call back in the order the call was received.

Digital Gadgets can walk you through the fix to turn on the wireless card. Again, on behalf of SYLVANIA and Digital Gadgets, we apologize for this delay."

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www.yourwarrantyisvoid.com/downloads/files/sylvania_smartbook_OS_update.zip compressed zipped folder for updating your Sylvania notebook

Here’s how to download and perform the OS update:

Download the patch from here: sylvania_laptop_OS_update.zip

www.yourwarrantyisvoid.com/downloads/files/sylvania_smartbook_OS_update.zip

Extract the executable to an SD card.

Insert the SD card into the Sylvania netbook.

Browse to the SD card slot (Computer -> SD Card)

Launch the patch and follow the on screen prompts.

How do I connect to the internet?

Well. Supposedly, I should be able to click connect once I find a network that allows me access.

Daily Steals is offering a netbook

I was practically sweating determination.

Sometime after lunch, the components of which I suspect I am no longer allowed to discuss, I developed a peculiar craving. It wasn't a sweet tooth or a need for coffee … it wasn't even the rare moments when I feel like walking into a bar in the middle of the afternoon; this was different. For the life of me, I could not stop thinking about Macho Man Randy Savage.

It wasn't just the raspy voice or championship career that drew me to the 1987 King of the Ring, but the all-in attitude he carried through every aspect of his life. Whether it be wrestling for twenty championship titles, acting in the movie Spider-Man or making a rap album, Savage went lights-out.

That night I tossed and turned in my sleep. Concentration was impossible as images of Macho Man Randy Savage asking me if I wanted a Slim Jim haunted my every thought. The first sign of a normal dream would be permeated with initially hidden chants of "Ooh Yeah!" Things weren't looking good.

Resolving that I wasn't going to get much in the way of sleep, I pulled up my ultra portable and convenient Sylvania 7" Wi-Fi Netbook to start listening to "Pomp and Circumstance" while I browsed the internet for sunglasses and bandanas. Nothing, it seemed at the time, was more important. Without my Sylvania Netbook, I don't think I would have made it through that night. My insatiable desire to know more about the four-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion would have reached dangerous levels had I not been able to access the internet so conveniently and effortlessly. Fortunately, I never had to live that part. All thanks to this Netbook. That is why I have volunteered to share my story to all those considering purchasing this fine device. It could change your life.

Also, Macho Man Randy Savage, during the tour for his monumentally inspirational rap album Be a Man, he said that he was "absolutely going to have more records." There were no more records.

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Condition: Factory Recertified

Packaging: Retail

Warranty: 90 Day

Brand: Sylvania

Model: SYNET7WID

Product Features:

• Compact design

• 3 USB ports

• Touchpad

• SD memory card slot

• Headphone jack

• Microphone jack

• 1800 mAh battery

• WiFi

• 128MB RAM

• Windows CE 6.0

• Ethernet port

• 7" LCD screen

What You Get:

• Sylvania Netbook

• AC Adapter

Here's the link:

http://www.dailysteals.com/?utm_source=DailySteals...

Sylvania offers these webpages...

Home > Smartbooks > 7" Wireless Smartbook CE6

7" Wireless Smartbook CE6

This Smartbook is one of a family of devices focused on mobility and Internet access. Smaller and lighter than a laptop, your Smartbook is meant to be used anywhere life takes you.

Downloads

User Guide

Updates/Fixes

OS UPDATE (click to download)

Instructions

WIFI FIX (click to download)

Instructions

These LINKS offered At Sylvania Webpage:

www.digitalgadgets.com/netbooks/SYNET_NEW_SHELL_IMAGE.zip

www.pdfhost.net/index.php?Action=DownloadFile&id=08427647e007ab686afc5f00c8298e4b

www.pdfhost.net/index.php?Action=DownloadFile&id=6990b7cb4e0eee2427ceaef2c80a6022

digitalgadgets.com/netbooks/fixwifi.exe

www.pdfhost.net/index.php?Action=DownloadFile&id=189ff8a399c1afc07db5db5357ee1149

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Don't GIVE up.... what seems to be a junky computer, could turn out to be just a poor software configuration.

Drug store prescribes $100 netbook

Drug store prescribes $100 netbook

Jonathan Angel | Date: Sep 7, 2010 | Comments: 1

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A $100 Windows CE netbook is reportedly selling briskly at CVS drug stores in the U.S. The Sylvania device includes a seven-inch, 800 x 480 pixel screen, a 300MHz Via VT8505 processor, 128MB of RAM and 2GB of flash storage, plus 802.11b/g wireless networking, according to its manufacturer.

On the 19th of last month, the tech website Engadget cited marketing materials revealing that CVS drug stores would soon begin selling a $100, Windows CE-based netbook, marketed under the (licensed) Sylvania name by New York-based Digital Gadgets. Since then, the device appeared in a CVS advertising circular on Sunday and has been "flying off the shelves," an article by Information Week reports.

The Sylvania seven-inch netbook

(Click left-hand image to enlarge)

Apart from the coloring of its case -- both silver (above left) and red (above right) versions are offered -- the Sylvania netbook appears to be the same device that was placed on sale last May as the ITA Smartbook 7. (That netbook was being sold from a website appropriately called 98dollarnetbook.com, which seems to be no longer online.)

CVS and Digital Gadgets list the same specs for the Sylvania netbook as ITA Computers did for the Smartbook 7 (right). Namely, the device is said to run Windows CE 6.0 on a 300MHz Via VT8500 processor (see later for background), come with 128MB of RAM and 2GB of flash storage, and have a seven-inch display with 800 x 480 pixels, according to the company.

The Sylvania netbook mimics more expensive netbooks with features such as three USB 2.0 ports, an sd slot, and audio I/O. Digital Gadgets cites 802.11b/g wireless networking, and adds that the device includes stereo speakers.

Like the Smartbook 7, which, we're confident, came from the same Shenzhen-based supplier, the Sylvania device is said to include an 1800mAh battery. ITA Computers cited a two-hour battery life, though neither Digital Gadgets nor CVS appears to be making any claims in this regard.

According to Information Week writer W. David Gardner, "reviews and comments on user chat rooms were generally favorable." His article cites one owner as saying, "This is better than I expected. I actually like this little mini-netbook. It's pretty fast and responsive."

In a 14-minute video review (embedded later in this story), YouTube user "gdavisFTA" counters that "the Sylvania boots really quickly, in about 30 seconds, but that's the only thing it does fast -- everything else is really slow."

As noted in the video review, the Sylvania netbook includes an Internet Explorer version that does not support Flash, but also offers a separate player for YouTube videos. The device is said to include additional software such as Windows Media Player and Wordpad.

Features and specifications listed by Sylvania for its seven-inch netbook include:

Processor -- 300MHz Via VT8505

Memory -- 128MB of RAM and 2GB of flash storage

Display -- 7-inch screen with 800 x 400 resolution

Expansion -- SD slot

Networking:

WLAN -- 802.11b/g

Other I/O:

3 x USB 2.0

Audio -- mic in and headphone out

Battery -- two-cell, 1800mAh battery pack

Dimensions -- n/s, but Smartbook 7 version was said to be 8.4 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches

Weight -- n/s, but Smartbook 7 was said to be 1.4 pounds

A video review of the Sylvania netbook

Source: gdavisFTA on YouTube

(click to play)

Via inside

The Sylvania netbook is said to use a 300MHz Via VT8505 CPU, similar to the VT8500 employed by other Windows CE netbooks. Though not well documented, these CPUs appear to be versions of the ARM9-based Prizm 8510, announced last year by Via subsidiary WonderMedia Technologies.

WonderMedia Technologies used 2009's Computex show in Taiwan to launch an arm9-based system-on-chip (SoC) aimed at "smartbooks," digital picture frames, media players, and other devices. The Prizm 8510 (right) includes an ARM926EJ-S core, a programmable digital signal processor (DSP), gigabit Ethernet, and a wide variety of interfaces, according to the company.

As seen in the diagram below, the SoC is built around an ARM926EJ-S or ARM1176JZF core, and an MMX-enhanced, programmable "uDSP 2.0" digital signal processor (DSP). The Prizm also offers video decoders for MPEG 1/2/4, H.264, and JPEG, a video co-processor, and engines for 2D graphics and security acceleration, WonderMedia says.

Prizm 8510 architecture

(Click to enlarge)

The Prizm is equipped with a gigabit Ethernet MAC, as well as interfaces for WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, camera input, PATA/SATA, USB 2.0, Smart Card, and a DVB-ready MPEG-TS interface. For display output, it supports 656/DVO and TV/VGA/LVDS/LCD displays. Other I/O, including I2C, SPI, UART, and GPIO, can be seen in the diagram above.

The SoC appears to support a wide variety of memory types, and WonderMedia touts the Prizm 8510's "low power consumption," though further details still haven't been offered. Meanwhile, the SoC's "broad operating system compatibility" is said to include Windows CE, Linux, and Android. "Strong BSP, SDK, and RDK support" is offered for both Windows CE 5.0/6.0 and MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 4.0/5.0, the company adds.

Subsequently other WonderMedia ARM CPUs -- the VT8430, VT8500, and VT8505 -- have cropped up in various products. WonderMedia has not provided any information on these processors, but according to NorhTec, which used the VT8500 in its MicroClient TC, they're similar to the Prizm 8510 but omit certain multimedia extras.

WonderMedia Technologies bills itself as a fully owned subsidiary of Via Technologies that is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, with teams in Shenzhen and Beijing, China, and Silicon Valley, Calif. The parent company is primarily known for its x86-based processors and chipsets for the mobile and embedded markets, including the Eden and Eden ULV, the C7-M ULV, and the 64-bit Via Nano, a 65nm design with an out-of-order execution unit.

In 2006, Via announced that it had expanded its licensing agreement with ARM to include the ARM926EJ-S and ARM968E-S processors, after previously having licensed ARM7 cores. At the time, Via said the processors were licensed to help Via and its subsidiaries improve products aimed at mobile phones, set-top boxes, telematics, and personal media players.

Further information

Engadget's August posting about the Sylvania netbook may be found here. Information Week's story citing brisk sales for the device may be found here.

Digital Gadgets' product page for the Sylvania netbook may be found here.

Have you invested in one of these cheap netbooks? If so, what do you think of it? Let us know by posting comments below!

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Requirements to Use Wi-Fi Hotspots

Computers (and other devices) connect to hotspots using a Wi-Fi network adapter. Newer laptop computers contain built-in adapters, but most other computers do not. Wi-Fi network adapters can be purchased and installed separately. Depending on the type of computer and personal preferences, USB, PC Card, ExpressCard, or even PCI card adapters can be used.

Public Wi-Fi hotspots normally require a paid subscription. The sign-up process involves providing credit card information online or by phone and choosing a service plan. Some service providers offer plans that work at thousands of hotspots throughout the country.

A few pieces of technical information are also required to access Wi-Fi hotspots. The network name (also called SSID) distinguishes hotspot networks from each other. Encryption keys (a long series of letters and numbers) scramble the network traffic to and from a hotspot; most businesses require these as well. Service providers supply this profile information for their hotspots.

Finding Wi-Fi Hotspots

Computers can automatically scan for hotspots within range of their wireless signal. These scans identify the network name (SSID) of the hotspot allowing the computer to initiate a connection.

Instead of using a computer to find hotspots, some people prefer to use a separate gadget called a Wi-Fi finder. These small devices scan for hotspot signals similarly to computers, and many provide some indication of signal strength to help pinpoint their exact location.

Before traveling to a far-away place, the location of Wi-Fi hotspots can be found using online wireless hotspot finder services.

Connect To Wi-Fi Hotspots

The process for connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot works similarly on home, business and public wireless networks. With the profile (network name and encryption settings) applied on the wireless network adapter, you initiate the connection from your computer operating system (or software that was supplied with the network adapter). Paid or restricted hotspot services will require you to log in with a user name and password the first time you access the Internet.

Dangers of Wi-Fi Hotspots

Although few incidents of hotspot security issues are reported in the press, many people remain skeptical of their safety. Some caution is justified as a hacker with good technical skills can break into your computer through a hotspot and potentially access your personal data.

Taking a few basic precautions will ensure reasonable safety when using Wi-Fi hotspots. First, research the public hotspot service providers and choose only reputable ones who use strong security settings on their networks. Next, ensure you do not accidentally connect to non-preferred hotspots by checking your computer's settings. Finally, be aware of your surroundings and watch for suspicious individuals in the vicinity who may be reading your screen or even plotting to steal your computer.

See also - Is It Legal to Use Free Wi-Fi Hotspots?

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Wi-Fi hotspots are becoming an increasingly common form of Internet access. Connecting to a hotspot requires a wireless network adapter, knowledge of the profile information of that hotspot, and sometimes a subscription to a paid service. Computers and Wi-Fi finder gadgets both are capable of scanning the nearby area for Wi-Fi hotspots, and several online services allow you find far-away hotspot locations. Whether using a home, business or public hotspot, the connection process remains essentially the same. Likewise, as with any wireless network, security issues for Wi-Fi hotspots need to be managed.

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Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Netbook Security

Question how did you get that netbook to even connect to the internet. We are pulling Excellent Wi-Fi signal in to the netbook from our Home Router, but we aren't able to connect to the internet. Says DNS error. We've tried everything and nothing works. :( Can you help?

You have to turn it on every time you connect to the internet.It may be detecting the signal but it doesn't mean it is initialized

There is a symbol in the lower right corner click on that and turn on it on you have to do that every time you want to connect to the internet from these

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Re: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Netbook Security

Trying to remember what I did... When I initially signed onto the internet, there was one blank field in the network settings and I entered the network password in that field and I was on. The directions that come with the Sylvania Netbook actually show how to do that part. I think there was a checkbox to make my home network my preferred network. Now, I just open the netbook, power on the wi-fi antenna via an icon on the screen, and I seem to be able to go.

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Re: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Netbook Security

Thanks for the info, your right I was stumped to not find any executables files & drove me crazy attempting to locate them, checked all window files/system - programs >nill! except for those minor embedded in the OS. Thanks it was driving me crazy

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I press the little button....

it says, your battery is low, get a new one..

GRANNDMA!!!

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      kimark421 4 years ago

      Great lens. I have never had a Sylvania Netbook, but if I ever do and have trouble with it, I know where to start!

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      gelfling6 4 years ago

      I accidentally bricked mine a few weeks ago, using a link someone had for an upgrade to Win-CE, leaving me with two icons on the screen, and no programs.. the reload files on poodwaddle.com/netbook work, I was able to bump up from CE 5.0 to 6.0, and restore a good chunk of the programs.. The drawback, is it's still very limited and very slow.. The WM8505 is only running at 300Mhz. (about what an old 80386 desktop I had, ran.) I justr just found someone had a version of bentoo linux running, but the way to obtain it, looks like what I've been running into with a ARM-11 based (Broadcom chip) Raspberry Pi single-board computer. (the SD card or flash memory stic need to be partitioned to other File systems, like EXT 3 , which Windows-7 refuses to recover when you reformat.)

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      betty-serrano-50 5 years ago

      quisiera saber como pasarla a castellano ya que yo no se ingles me gustaria q me imformara lo mas rapido possible o si tengo que llevarla a un tecnico

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      atsikplornu1 5 years ago

      Fantanstic.!!! I love this of your lens very much . God bless you. keep it up.

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      crazy4u2 5 years ago

      Great review. It was informative at the same time. All is well finally and I am happy that you could retrieve your Net-book.

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      I like gadgets and Sylvania Netbook looks very practical.

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      Wonderful and informative lens. Very well done!

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      Joey McClurg 5 years ago from Illinois

      cool lens! I'm a total techno dork -=D