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Serial USB connection to an old palm

I got an old palm vx with serial outlet, in my laptop there's only USB inlets I got an adapter but my laptop still wont recognize the palm And I cant do synchronization?.. HELP!!

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Re: Serial USB connection to an old palm

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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