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Can I hot sync z22 palm without the touchscreen?

I have an old z22 (broken touchscreen) with much data that I need to transfer to a new z22. I am hoping to sync the old one to palm desktop and then sync the new one to add the data. The old one works except for the touch screen

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  • irish2335 Jan 01, 2009

    Hi Just_Bobz



    I had to re-enter everything.

    The cable that has a sync button only fits a different model.

    It was a pain but I'm done.



    Thanks,



    irish2335

  • bob collins
    bob collins May 11, 2010

    Did this get solved?

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The data on your old Z22 is very likely very secure, and the touch screen problem is very common - there are a few tricks to get the touch screen working long enough to transfer the data.
I have a web page entirely for maintaining, repairing, and interfacing your Z22 at:
kidbots.com/WEBADD/Z22_PALM_PILOT/Z22_PALM_PILOT.html

You can try these tricks, or just replace the screen for $9 U.S., since the screen only needs you take the unit apart and flip open a connector lock ...

I would strongly advise getting a solid plastic cover over your new Z22, since this is the key to keeping the screen working...

hope the information is of help to you

good luck

robin dusty graves


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The cable with the synch button is for the e2.

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I have an entire page devoted just to the Palm Z22, listed below.

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