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    M5000 and Tom tom

    I can also confirm that TomTom 5 works in both landscape and portrait. Can also tell you that after using TomTom on my Universal, from an almost full battery it guided me for ~3 hrs 15 mins before being more or less exhausted (without receiving any calls in the duration). On the return leg I of course plugged it in to the car charger. :)
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    Terminal Services

    You need to ensure wi-fi is both enabled on your Universal AND it has established a connection to your wireless network BEFORE attempting to connect to your desktop. If this is already the case then apologies but I'm stumped too!
  3. Well it's happened - despite using both a screen protector and hard case with my PSP it is now sporting a nice crack across most of the length of the screen. :cry: Was at a friends house with it and had left it on the sofa. Went to put it away when I fumbled picking it up and it slipped off the front of the sofa and fell a foot onto the wooden floor. Since there was not a mark on it I picked it up and though "phew that was stupid" then turned it on to discover the ruined screen..... :shock: After a bit of research it seems I can source a new replacement Sharp LCD screen for as little as £30 from HK or £40 from the UK, but despite having found some instructions on the web as to how to remove the screen, it doesn't look like the easiest task. Alternatively I could pay to have the whole thing done by someone else for ~£70. Either way it will void my remaining warranty (~9 months) since one of the case screws is under the PSP Void warranty sticker that is at the lower side of the battery compartment. Since it is actually still eminently playable (actually had a still fully enjoyable session of Burnout the same night I returned from my mate's with the cracked screen) I'm actually tempted just to keep it as is, since I'm both currently broke and scared of bodging it! What amazes me is how easily the screen broke - as I said it only dropped a foot onto wood and there isn't a mark on the casing! Let this be a warning to you all!!
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    Terminal Services

    One other tip is that XP SP2 doesn't allow concurrent users to be actively logged in (so if your girlfriend/wife is using her login and you attempt to connect remotely it will boot her to the Welcome screen!), but you can solve this by following the instructions at:- http://sig9.com/articles/concurrent-remote...nts_per_page=50
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    Terminal Services

    If you want to connect to your desktop remotely via Terminal Services and are using XP you must have Professional edition, since as mentioned above Home edition does not have the functionality. This is how to set it up on your XP Pro desktop:- 1. Go to Start Menu, right-click My Computer and select Properties, select the Remote tab, make sure the Remote DESKTOP check-box is ticked. 2. I believe any XP profiles with Admin rights will be able to be logged in remotely, SO LONG AS YOU HAVE ASSIGNED AN ACCOUNT PASSWORD! 3. Next you need to find your internet IP address. Go to www.whatismyip.com to find this easily. If you've got a dynamic (non-static) IP address you can use a service such as DynDNS to track it (www.dyndns.com) which is free. 4. One other thing you will need to do if you connect to the internet through a router is set the Terminal Services port (3389) to forward to your desktop's local IP address (eg. 192.168.0.x). 5. Now all you need to do is fire up the Terminal Services Client on your Universal and enter your internet IP address! Note that if you want to try this out locally (say by connecting to your desktop from your Universal using your wireless network) you need to enter the desktop's local IP address, rather than the internet IP. Enjoy! ;)
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    NOOOOO! I cracked my screen... :(

    Yes sorry - as amo said I meant firmware v2.01 or higher from which there's currently no way to launch homebrew apps so it'd be goodbye to my SNES & Megadrive emulators to name but two.. :D
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    NOOOOO! I cracked my screen... :(

    Good idea, however I'd have to pay £60 excess and strongly suspect that if they replaced it I'd end up with a FW 2.01+ which would mean bye-bye homebrew.. ;)
  8. I'm still finding my Xda Exec exciting - have just discovered the uses of the Terminal Services Client and also borrowed my bro's bluetooth GPS receiver and gave it a spin as a sat-nav in the car - brilliant! ;) What's not so exciting are all the marks on the casing surrounding the screen from it's contact with the keypad when closed, and also the ongoing worry of whether the hinge is getting looser with use.. :| Still at the end of the day I did also buy mine for it's functionality which is pretty good overall - if only the built-in calendar and Active(un)sync weren't so shoddy!
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    New XDA Exec Firmware

    Skip the IMEI check with this link:- http://www.my-xda.com/xdaexec_soft3.html
  10. Does anyone know of any good PSP forums (other than here of course :o ) and/or sites that have newbie guides for stuff like homebrew? Got my PSP on Wednesday, but have yet to perform the v2.00 to v1.50 firmware downgrade.. :?: Cheers! :(
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    XDA Exec

    18 month contract isn't for me. Was gonna switch to Orange and get an M5000 til O2 offered me a tenner off any tariff per month to stick around with an Xda Exec 8)
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    XDA Exec

    Not with the O2 Exec (and no memory card either) :evil:
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    XDA Exec

    Yep, I got the Boxwave ClearTouch Anti-Glare (as I used on my previous Treo 600 and SE P910i and also currently on my PSP) and as you may guess highly recommend them!
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    PSP Section...dried up?

    Peter Jackson isn't directing it, he's simply being named as one of it's executive producers, mainly for marketing purposes. It's a shrewd move by Micro$oft... See at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/05/peter_jackson_halo/
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    Phone Pad

    Think they are referring to the phone pad method of entering text - allows you to use T9 predictive text. It's an alternative to the virtual keyboard..
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    Vodafone?

    It's all odds and sods at the end of the day - I can barely get an Orange signal where I live to even make voice calls! And no I don't live on a farm in the middle of nowhere, I'm only about 18 miles south of central London in suburbia!
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    Vodafone?

    Er....O2? Think you'll find they've better coverage then Orange and are up there snapping at Vodafone's heels.
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    M5000 missing program

    What! Then what's the use of it on a 3G phone?!? Oh dear..
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    M5000 missing program

    Probably a dumb question, but will the GPRS monitor also measure the amount of 3G data you're using?
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    Screen Protecting

    I also highly recommend the Boxwave anti-glare screen protectors - worth the extra money in my opinion! I've so far used them on my Handspring Treo 600 & SE P910i and have also just received one for my Sony PSP (though for some ridiculous reason they've made the protector taller than the screen and it doesn't fit quite flush with the casing around the edges). I've just ordered my fourth for the O2 XDA Exec I should be receiving Mon or Tues.. ;) Before you ask why I'm browsing the Wizard section when I've ordered a Universal - I'm feeling a bit nervous about it's size and wondering whether I've made the correct decision! :?:
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    Downgrader for ya psp.

    Is your PC portable then? ;) There's a wee bit more available than just a ZX Spectrum emulator... 8)
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    Any Recommended Psp Forums/sites?

    And I still am - last time I looked the HTC devices were PDA phones whilst the PSP is a portable games console (with extras). I got room in my life for both 8) I guess I will need to buy a pair of combats with extra large pockets and make sure my belt is tight tho :D Wondered how long it would take you to sniff me out in here ;)
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    Any Recommended Psp Forums/sites?

    Two great sites there, thanks guys! :o Downgraded my PSP successfully to firmware v1.50 last night, now gonna check out a few emulators. Also got my free Spiderman 2 UMD today. All I'm waiting for now is the 1GB Memory Stick Pro Duo I bought for £52 off eBay! It's a good day! :(
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    Any Recommended Psp Forums/sites?

    Cheers, will check out the site. :o
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