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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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Re: connecting old palm vx with serial output tought usb

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 maybe this can help. hope this will help' Daniel

Posted on Feb 09, 2006

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