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Palm Tungsten T3 cannot hot sync.

Last successful sync was Nov 2012. Battery was low so I put it in the cradle to charge and it zapped back with a hard reset. Lost everything on the Palm. Desktop still shows all info (from Nov 2012 and before.) Cannot reestablish connection with hotsync.

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  • Steve Cieslinski Jan 17, 2013

    Installed Desktop 4.1.4e when I switched to Win 7 OS. Initial sync and setup went fine. I use Cradle/Cable and Local USB setup. This has happened once before (at airport security, where when they x-rayed my luggage, the Palm blanked out). The difference was I was able to put it back in my cradle and sync. The connection is obvious there because I'm able to charge just fine. I just can't get the sync connection. I tried reinstalling the Desktop software (of course, while backing up first), but to no avail. Let me know what specifically you need to know, so I can be more helpful.


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I have a similar problem with my m515. I have 3 palms and 2 sync fine but the 3rd isn't even getting to the computer. There is no recognition from the computer that the palm is trying to sync even though I use the same cradle for all palms. The ensuing message is, "the connection between your handeld computer and the desktop could not be established. Please check your setup and try again". My settings are set Local and Cradle/Cable.

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