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I have a Sony Clie personal organiser with a128MB Lexar memory stick . I use MacBook Pro . How do I sync the organiser to the Mac so that I can print out my address book ? Alternatively where can I go to have the memory card converted onto a current memory card that can be printed out ?

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  • ccaz7 Feb 04, 2009

    No solution there ! I think the problem is that Sony and Macs very often are not compatible . How do I get round this . There must be a way !

  • ccaz7 Feb 04, 2009

    It says I've asked for a destination that does not exist !

  • ccaz7 Feb 04, 2009

    I am , as you may realise , not particularly computer literate . It would be good if someone could talk me through the problem rather than just sending me off to some site that doesn't really explain anything .
    Sorry to be a bore . Many thanks in anticipation .

  • ccaz7 Feb 04, 2009

    Thanks Machadojr . Unfortunately when I go to that link and click on SJ30 nothing happens !

  • ccaz7 Feb 04, 2009

    Thanks . I'll try to purchase one of those though I have a suspicion my memory card is too ancient for anything on the market now . I'll let you know .

  • ccaz7 Feb 04, 2009

    Afraid that link produces nothing

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Sony does not offer software for Mac on this model, this is the only download offered: SJ30.

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    Ginko Feb 04, 2009

    Try also downloading Hotsynch for MAC, if Hotsync can detect the Sony , then the problem is fixed.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Based on your post and requirement, best option offhand would be a memory card reader. To my knowledge, To my knowledge, your MacBook Pro does not have a built in card reader hence it would be required to have a 3rd party/external.Your best bet would then be a USB ported multi type cade reader something like those 11 in 1.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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    Louie Role Feb 04, 2009

    Appreciate the postback/comment.

    If at all convenient, would apprecite update soon as you have the memory card reader. Additionally, it may be to your advantage to bring along your 128MB Lexar memory stick and MacBook Pro when purchasing 'over the counter' so as to verify that the reader would accept; and read it while the reader is attached to your Mac. This would then ensure that you bought something that would work.

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Ecent Clies, such as the TJ37 and TH55, just won't sync with Macs. Oddly, older ones, such as the SJ22, SJ30, and SJ33, have no problem communicating and work right out of the box with Palm's Hot Sync and Palm Desktop programs.

The only option seems to be to buy the Missing Sync, which has several marvelous features, but has given some users the fits, and, at $40, is an unfair Mac tax for something that Palm should have provided in the first place!

There is, though, an alternative and easy solution!

It turns out that the Palm's Hot Sync simply needs to know your Clie's Vendor and Product ID numbers! It uses them to identify what's hooked up to the USB port (cable or cradle). If you tell them that, hot synching works perfectly fine and the Palm Desktop program will reflect all your dates, addresses, to-dos, and memos just as it does with any Palm PDA.

So, to get this working, we have two steps: finding the ID #s for your Clie and then entering them into Palm's approved PDA lists. I've adapted the wonderful directions at http://lensovet.byethost12.com/other/ux-ss/

1) The simplest way to find the IDs is to Google your Clie model and hunt for the IDs.

(If they are in hexadecimal, they need to be converted to regular text which is an easy task as there are many hexadecimal converters--e.g., Hex&Decimal here ).

For example, for the TJ37, the Vendor ID is 1356 and the Product ID is 361.

It would be great if those with other Clies could post the IDs for them here, so people wouldn't have to hunt the net for them or convert them.

(If you cannot find the IDs that way, you'll need to run a program that probes a connected USB device. Such tools are in Apple's developer kit and similar tools may be available on line.)


2) To make HotSync aware of your Clie, you simply need to paste the ID #s into the 3 lists that Palm uses for hot synching. You can use the Mac's TextEdit application for the job.

I would put the TextEdit icon on your dock if it's not there already (simply drag it to the dock). (Note: there's no need to bother with the Property List Editor as mentioned at the web site.)

To keep this post at a reasonable length, I'll describe what to do to enter the ID #s in the next message!

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    taran_2005 Feb 04, 2009

    tep 2: Entering the ID #s

    Let's make the changes first in the HotSync and Transport Monitor lists. Those files are located inside the Palm folder in the Applications folder.

    Let's start with HotSync. (The procedure is the same with TM.)

    The list you want to modify is hidden within the HotSync file. If you right-click or control-click the file, and then select "Show Package Contents" from the pop up menu, you'll reveal what's inside (pretty cool, eh?). Now go inside the Contents folder, then inside the Plug-Ins folder, where you'll find USB Notifier.

    Control-click it and again pick Show Package Contents, then look inside its Contents folder, where you'll find Info.plist. Drag that document to the TextEdit icon.

    You'll see what looks like gobbledegook, but if you scroll down you'll see a series of entries that look something like this:


    USBVendor
    2093
    USBProduct
    512


    Each of those is a USB device that your computer can recognize. What we're going to do is add the dictionary definition for your Clie to it. Scroll all the way to the end of the file. You'll see





    You're going to enter the Clie's definition just before the

    For my Tj37, the ID text info ends up looking like this.


    USBVendor
    1356
    USBProduct
    361





    Then Save the file. You should then close all the open windows on the desktop. (If you hold down the option key while closing one window, all will close automatically!)

    Follow the same steps for the Transport Monitor.

    That leaves one more list to modify. It's inside a file called USB. To locate it, go to your computer's Library folder (not the one within your user folder). (You can get there by double-clicking your hard drive.)

    You'll find an the Application Support folder there and, within that, the Palm HotSync folder. Inside its Transports folder is the USB file. Control-click it and Show Package Contents. Look inside the Contents folder and modify the Info-plist document that you find there in the same way you did the others! (Unlike the HS and TM changes, you don't have to do a second Show Package Contents step.) Then Save it as you did before and close all windows.

    You're done! At this point, you should restart your Mac. The Clie will then be recognized and the hot sync will go fine.

    (If it doesn't, launch the Hotsync Manager, click on Connections Settings, and make sure USB is checked. If that doesn't work, try unplugging and replugging in the USB cable to the computer and the Clie. Or re-seating the Clie in its cradle. Finally, try restarting the Mac again--first with and then without the USB cable plugged in. If things still don't work, it could be that you entered the wrong ID # somewhere.)

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Download the correct version for your PDA from the hotsync list at this website: Click Here

If this does not work click the link original discs and look for the mac version as sony cd's usually ship only pc versions.

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  • machadojr_fe Feb 04, 2009

    I'm sorry I will try to explain better for you, click that link I sent you and scroll down there will be a column that says Hotsync Driver

    Please look in the list below that for the model of sony clie you have. Then click it when the window pops up click save file. Go to the file you just downloaded and open it inside there will be a folder called usb drivers I believe double click to open that and then double click on the .exe file and it will install the drivers for you.

    Once you have installed the driver restart the computer and see if the device is working with your mac.

  • machadojr_fe Feb 04, 2009

    try this link it should directly download your version for you: Click Here

  • machadojr_fe Feb 04, 2009

    you may need to use the software found here: http://www.markspace.com/products/palm/p...

    It is called the missing sync and helps make macs compatible with the palm os.


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Hi!

Please use a memory card reader, it will read your memory stick and also there would be no issue about syncronizing the both (as when you have to add data into any one of them, just remove the memory stick and insert it into memory card reader)

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    Rylee Smith Feb 04, 2009

    You can buy a memory card reader from the link---



    Memory card reader



    Thanks

    Rylee

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    Rylee Smith Feb 04, 2009

    Also read this for refrence.

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    Rylee Smith Feb 04, 2009

    In your case i am suggesting to use a memory card to sync all your data on memory stick to Mac or from Mac to memory stick as it won't involve any direct connection between your Mac an sony, thus saving you from all the hotsync and other fixes.



    Please revert for any clarifications.



    A memory card reader is a device that can read flash memory(like memory stick) cards and transfer their contents to a computer. Flash memory cards(like memory stick) come in various types and formats, providing removable storage for digital equipment like camcorders, cameras, MP3 players and cell phones.



    It is connected via a Universal Serial Bus (USB) or Firewire cable. The advantage of a memory card reader is that memory cards can be read directly on the computer without attaching the device. This greatly simplifies using, storing and organizing memory cards. It also saves batteries and wear-and-tear on the cell phone or other digital device.

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Go here to get Palm desktop, select the Mac down load you need http://kb.palm.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE?New,kb=PalmSupportKB,t=ooccase,case=obj(33529) The ones for Mac are near the bottom.

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  • Teet Bergmann Feb 04, 2009

    also there is program Missing sync that is made for clie.http://www.markspace.com/
    its shareware so u must buy it or download via torrent for version 404 is torrent link here



  • Teet Bergmann Feb 04, 2009

    to download it u ost have - xtorrent in your mac

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Try this link http://esupport.sony.com/perl/select-system.pl?PRODTYPE=4,17

This should help you. Kevin

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