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Connecting old palm vx with serial output tought usb

Can't sync my palm. i bought USB to SERIAL Adapter but my pc don't recognize the palm or the USB input I tried to make reset or to install all the software again and again... nothing helps...

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Hi, Few Things that you may do to fix this problem: 1. Is the "Local Serial" checked when you click the hot sync icon in the PC tray? 2. Look for ?hotsyncheck? at palm.com maybe this can help. hope this will help' Daniel

Posted on Feb 09, 2006

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Options for Adding Serial Ports
The serial port is prevalent on PC's as well as scores of industrial, scientific and consumer devices, making it a convenient starting point for communications. Since RS-232 itself is only suited to short connections (50 ft. max.) many applications require that it be adapted to fit requirements. RS-422, typically used for extending RS-232 communications, provides full duplex communications between two devices. It can also provide one way communications from one master to several slaves. RS-485 communications standard allows cable lengths up to 4000 feet. It also provides very high noise immunity. Multidrop connections up to 32 different nodes can be made over a single twisted pair cable along with a signal ground connection.
This article summarizes the choices a system designer has when adding a serial (RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485) communications device. There are many different ways to add additional serial ports to your Desktop PC, Palm, or Laptop PC. USB, PCMCIA, PCI and ISA are some of the methods that will be discussed.
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) provides a high data rate and Hot Swap connection for PCs, providing an easy connection to a wide variety of multimedia and network USB devices. Generally considered to be for home or office use, USB is finding its way into Industrial applications.
PCMCIA Serial Ports are yet another way to add serial ports to a PC that has PCMCIA Slots available. Most Laptops today offer only one (if any at all) DB9 type serial ports. A PCMCIA Serial Card is a good way to add a serial port (or ports) to any laptop that is low on available serial ports (RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485).
PCI Cards are becoming more popular as a way to add serial ports to desktop PC's. PCI type slots are becoming the "norm" in standard PC's today, and PCI Serial Cards are an excellent way to add serial ports. The standard Desktop PC may only come with one serial port standard (if any serial ports at all). PCI Serial Cards use Software Drivers to address the ports to the PC.
ISA Cards are yet another way to add serial ports to the older desktop PC's. ISA type slots are becoming scarce in standard PC's today, but are still an excellent way to add serial ports. The ISA Cards are typically addressed using dip switches and shunts or jumpers to set IRQ's for each port. No Software Drivers are required with ISA style serial cards.
Palm OS PDA's may be connected to RS-422 or RS-485 data circuits using Palm adapters. These adapters offer total portability for collecting data and field service chores. The Palm device and the adapter will usually slip into a shirt pocket. Some models use the PDA's connecting cable, some include a cable and some are cradles that allow the PDA to nest in place and connect directly to the Palm base socket. PalmTerm Freeware allows you to transmit and receive data from the Palm serial port.

on Sep 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hai mr.igot problem when i install usb bf-810 iwas isntal driver but when i plug the port inthe PC it's show"USB devivice not recognice"can u solve my problem


Before you start installing the driver, please don’t plug your USB TO Serial Adapter into the USB port of your computer.  Follow the steps below to install Windows® 98 or Windows® ME driver 5.1 Turn on the power of computer and make sure the USB port is enabled and can working properly. 5.2 Insert the driver of USB-SERIAL ADAPTER into CD-ROM drive. Select “Install Products - USB-SERIAL ADAPTER - Install”. 5.3 Select the “Next” to install.
Before you start installing the driver, please don’t plug your USB TO Serial Adapter into the USB port of your computer.  Follow the steps below to install Windows® 2000 driver 6.1 Turn on the power of computer and make sure the USB port is enabled and can working properly. 6.2 Insert the driver of USB-SERIAL ADAPTER into CD-ROM drive. Select “Install Products - USB-SERIAL ADAPTER - Install”. 6.3 Select the “Next” to install.  Before you start installing the driver, please Don’t plug your USB TO Serial Adapter into the USB port of your computer.  Follow the steps below to install Windows® XP driver 7.1 Turn on the power of computer and make sure the USB port is enabled and can working properly. 7.2 Insert the driver of USB-SERIAL ADAPTER into CD-ROM drive. Select “Install Products - USB-SERIAL ADAPTER - Install”. 7.3 Select the “Next” to install.
.1 Driver Installation (MAC OS X) 8.1.1 Power on your computer and make sure that USB port is enabled and working properly. 8.1.2 Insert the USB adapter software driver into CD-ROM driver. 8.1.3 Click "USB-SERIAL ADAPTER\DRIVER\MAC\OS X " folder run on "PL2303_1.2.1r2.dmg", it will auto run the program and appear "PL2303 driver" folder in the desktop. 8.1.4 Click on "PL2303 driver" folder , execute "USBSerialOSX1.0.9b6.pkg" will auto install, you may change the driver directory that you want to install. 8.1.5 System will demand restart computer. 8.1.6 Plug in the USB-Serial adapter into USB port. 8.1.7 To make sure that your computer can use the device, you have check the "Apple System Profile"-"Device and Volumes". It will show the USB Device.It will show in USB port "USB-Serial Controller". 8.2 Driver Installation (MAC OS 8&9) 8.2.1 Power on your computer and make sure that USB port is enabled and working properly. 8.2.2 Insert the USB adapter software driver into CD-ROM driver. 8.2.3 Click "USB-SERIAL ADAPTER\DRIVER\MAC\OS_89" run on "PL2303_OS9_v136b1.hqx",it will auto run the program and appear "ProlificUSBSerial" file. 8.2.4 Copy "ProlificUSBSerial" file into "system folder"-"Extension". 8.2.5 Plug in the USB-Serial adapter into USB port. 8.2.6 To make sure that your computer can use the device, you have check the "Apple System Profile"-"Device and Volumes". It will show the USB Device.It will show in USB port "USB-Serial Controller". Follow the steps below to install driver of USB-Serial adapter:
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Sorry, I figured it out, it was because the serial to usb adapter i was using needed a driver, and then my computer recognizes it as an extra serial port. So, during installation it needed to be searched for automatically from my serial ports.

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Assuming you are running Palm OS and not one of the rare beta Windows Mobile versions, here is my take on this.

Are you using a USB or Serial Sync cable? With either solution, make sure that the setting on the Palm Desktop Hotsync Manager is set to the correct setting (either USB, Serial, IR, etc). Conflicts between the cable type and the settings on your PC are common.

I prefer using USB cables since they are faster and you can tell if you are connected quicker than with a serial cable. Initiate the sync via your phone or the Palm Desktop Manager software. I have had faulty cable sync buttons and this was a good solution for me. If you haven't tried a new sync cable, you might want to.

Actually if you have time and a laptop, you can take your Treo to a Palm store and borrow one of their cables to try and sync. They were really helpful whenever I went in there.

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I just bought a new laptop and upgraded to V.6. Since I have always used a magic box I didn't know how to attach my bernina 170 directly to the laptop. My bernina dealer said that I would first need a serial to usb adapter since my machine is old enough that it doesn't have a usb port on it. Make sure it doesn't have the screws on the serial part because they will not allow you to attach it to the machine. He also said that I may have to make a new com port as most pc laptops only show 4. I did a search of the computer and found how to make a new com port. A little more fiddleing around with the laptop and cables and restarting both then it somehow recognized that I had made a new com port. Voila. It now works. (I am a Mac person). Hope this helps. margaret

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This is a common issue, you might want to try these, in hope 1 of them will work: - make sure there's no problem in the configurations of the devices and their both connection is to USB. - there's probably a collision with anther device that is connected to the palm, try doing uninstall to everything, do a hard reset, run " activesync" or " hotsync" and reconnect. - there's maybe a problem in the drivers, try reinstall them. - if you are using 3.16 pm, there's probably a collision

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I think it?s a common problem. You?re welcome to try the next options, in hopes of one of them working out: 1. Make sure there is no problem in the settings and that in both computers the connection is set to USB. 2. There may be a clash between this connection and another component that is connected to the Palm. Try uninstalling everything, hard resetting and running Hotsync or Activesync, and reconnecting the units. 3. There might be a problem in the drivers, try reinstalling them. 4. If you are using PM 3.16, there might be a clash.

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