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Zire 72 does not recognize the SD card

After performing the hard reset, my device become "hanged" (the screen becomes blank) and it does not work. Then, i take the sd card out and soft reset, it works. However, whenever i put the sd card in the slot, the device cannot recognize and after soft-resetting, it becomes "hanged" again. ( I have installed Palm Zire 71 SD/SDIO Update but it still does not work.) Can U help me plzz?

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Re: Zire 72 does not recognize the SD card

Have you used this card long and what size is it?

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Palm zire 72 will not syn with pc running win 8.1

You find a fix to that problem, and the (Palm) world will beat a path to your door. HP, Palm's new owner, has attempted a fix for Win7, but Win8/8.1 may become the impossible hurdle.

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How to factory default Mc75 device

Resetting the MC75

There are two reset functions, warm boot and cold boot. A warm boot restarts the MC75 by closing all running

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If the MC75 is not functioning properly, perform a warm boot first. If the MC75 still does not respond, perform a cold


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My PalmOne zire 72 screen is frozen on the real player screen and nothing was playing. Empty. I had just tried playing off a mem card. I thought it would read and play card? I'm a tech idiot!

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Nov 27, 2009 | Palm Zire 72 Special Edition Handheld

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How to insert a sim card into my Palm Zire 72

No sim card in the Zire 72. On-board memory on the motherboard only to store records not directed to or on expansion memory card.
Zire 72 battery changeout not designed to be user serviceable. Undertake at your peril (unless you are very steady handed, patient, and very very careful). The 72 is probably the most difficult of the Palms to change batteries. Go to:
Navigate to the Zire 72 section and read the posts. There are even detailed photos and uTube movies that deal with changing the battery. I have used their forum for years. Lots of help there.

May 30, 2009 | Palm Zire 72 Handheld

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It wont cut on

It sounds like the problem is either the battery itself or the metal contacts inside where you put the battery have become corroded. To replace the battery, you have to take the device apart, which can be tricky. If you buy a replacement battery online, most of the time you will receive instructions on how to perform the replacement yourself. If you don't feel comfortable doing the replacement yourself, then check with some of your local geek shops and see if that's a service they offer.

May 19, 2008 | Palm Zire 72 Special Edition Handheld

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Palm Zire 72

Make sure your card is an "SD" card and not "SDHC" which means you can only use expansion cards up to 2GB only. There are, however 4GB SD cards, but are now either hard to find or are more expensive. There are SDHC drivers around but you have to pay for those.

May 13, 2008 | Palm Zire 72 Special Edition Handheld

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No display

Hello LyMaBa

Do you have an SD card inserted in the PDA?

If so remove it and restart your PDA.

Did the problem go away. If so, please, go HERE for the Zire 71 Expansion update or HERE for the SD/SDIO update.

You can find all the manuals for the Palm Zire 71 PDA HERE.

If you don't have a SD card inserted, you might want to try performing a WARM RESET of your PDA. Youtube has a video on this process HERE.

You can find instructions HERE for performing a reset ("warm" or "hard") on your Palm PDA.

You can find other software, info, downloads, etc.
HERE for your Zire 71.

If performing a "warm" reset doesn't work, try performing a "hard" reset.

*** WARNING!!! ***
YOU WILL loose ALL of your data on the PDA by performing a "hard" reset so make sure it's data has been synchronized w/ your computer software (Palm Desktop, Microsoft Outlook, etc).

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Apr 09, 2008 | Palm Zire 71 Handheld

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I changed the battery in my PDA recently and encountered the same problem. The fix for me was in the camera circuit board cable, the one at the top. For some reason, there is no actual plug for cable to go in, so I thought it just rested as is. The cable must actuly be pulled gently back towards the top of the PDA and then aligned with the contact pins from the circuit board. Again, it doesn't actually plug in to anything, but just rests against the pin connector. Be careful reassembling, because the ribbon cable can pop out of place easily (it essentially becomes "spring loaded" when put in place). Hope this works for you.

Mar 13, 2008 | Palm Zire 72 Handheld

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Hard reset and recovering lost outlook data

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Sep 11, 2005 | Palm Zire 71 Handheld

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Fatal Exception every time I sync.

Check docs to go and Avantgo Documents to Go and Avantgo are usually the culprit with me; if you use these try to reinstall. Check (delete and reinstall) "complex" applications, build to be able to use databases on the SD card. The final straw is the procedure suggested by Palm; -make a copy of your back-up from the palm directory; program files/palmone/van/backup. - do a hard reset - reinstall the applications one by one, hotsync after every install until you have found the offending application

Sep 11, 2005 | Palm Zire 72 Handheld

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