Medion S3747

The Medion S3747 is a PNA that runs Windows CE 5. It has a trans-reflective 3.5" screen, pressure sensor, fluxgate compass and a large, removable battery. There is a micro-SD slot under the battery. It will run LK8000 or XCSoar from a micro-SD card. If it is connected to a PC with the supplied USB cable, both its internal flash memory and the micro-SD card can be accessed as separate mass storage devices.

Installing and working with XCSoar

Install XCsoar on an empty micro-SD card as described in Creating a shell.ini file, but do not create a shell.ini file on the SD card because the Medion S3747 doesn't use it. Then do the following:

  1. Install the micro-SD card in the Medion s3747. To do this you take the back off and remove the battery. The micro SD slot is at the back of the battery compartment at the back of the long side wall nearest the battery contacts. Push the micro-SD card into its slot. A second push makes it pop out, so make sure its properly locked in. Then put the battery into its holder and screw the case back on.
  2. Connect the Medion to a computer via USB and start it. When the 'comms' symbols come up, tap the blue button on the left.
  3. You now have the Medion's internal flash memory connected as a mass storage device.
  4. Download cecmd2.exe and copy it to the root of the Medion's flash memory.
  5. Rename MENU.exe (the Medion original start menu) to another name, say MENU-original.exe, in case you need it again and rename cecmd2.exe to MENU.exe. Running MENU-original.exe shows the screen the Medion uses to select the original Medion navigation programs.
  6. Shut down the Medion, unplug and restart it. You should now see the Total Commander screen. This looks rather like Windows Explorer and works similarly. Total Commander is a shareware Explorer work-alike for Windows CE.