Question about Palm Zire 31 Handheld

1 Answer


The Zire 31:
I was moving around some of my appointments and the Zire became frozen in place and stopped responding to my stylus or the buttons;

then after a while [few hours, I think] it went blank [probably because it was on and the battery wore down];

then I recharged it and when the display became available it had lost all my appointments, etc., and gave me messages as if it was new - such as load cd rom and connect to other computer, etc., etc.

If I try to hot sync do I risk losing all my back upped data on my desk top?

Should I just replace this possibly unreliable unit with a new one?

If I replace, will it be hard to replace it with a new similar unit that will allow me to easily hotsync my backed upped data onto the new unit?


Paul []

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had exactly the same problem. I Hot Synched it with my computer (Ignore instructions for load cd) and everything returned as normal. Since this episode, I've learnt to hot synch more often than I was doing.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Lost contacts on my Palm Zire 31

No, only if you synchronized with another device beforehand. Using Palm Desktop, eg, you could synchronize and get the list back.

Dec 21, 2013 | Palm Zire 31 Handheld

1 Answer

New computer running Vista won't recognize Zire 31-no driver?

Have you installed PalmDesktop to your new computer yet?

There is no Windows driver for the Zire 31, but you will need Palm Desktop before you can sync.

I still have a Zire 31 in a box in the garage, and I'm happy to dig things off of the CD if you need anything, just use "add comment" in the top right corner there.

Jan 11, 2010 | Palm Zire 31 Handheld

1 Answer


I just checked the palm website and both the Zire 31 and 21 are listed. Here are the steps to take.

1.Go to
2.Click on support in the upper left corner of the palm website.
3.Click on "handhelds"
4. Select the model of your handheld and click on that.
5.Click on downloads. It is the 3rd tab just under the name of your handheld.
6. From there download the palm desktop.

Sep 13, 2009 | Palm Zire 21 Handheld

1 Answer

Palm frozen - Won't Move

o at the back of ur palm is a reset button just press it and it should be fixed

Sep 07, 2006 | Palm Zire 31 Handheld

1 Answer

Palmone zire 31

If you want to reset the password for your palm, go into prefs, then security.

In there, you want to try to get the unassign/lost password to come up.

Click on the -Assigned- and look for lost password/unassign.
If it doesn't appear there initially, try to enter the incorrect password several times.

A window should pop up asking if you want to reset/unassign the password.

Jun 08, 2006 | Palm Zire 31 Handheld

1 Answer

Can't synch Outlook Calendar Appointments

Try uninstalling with Windows Uninstall Clean-up tool. XP seems to do a poor job of installing conduits sometimes. I think this might be an issue with the one conduit no being registered correctly in the Windows Registry. You can get this tool here: Uninstall Palm Desktop. Then shut down the PC. Then start it up again and re-install Palm Desktop. I hope this helps.

Sep 11, 2005 | Palm Zire 31 Handheld

Not finding what you are looking for?
Palm Zire 31 Handheld Logo

Related Topics:

124 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Palm PDAs Experts


Level 2 Expert

166 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

13437 Answers

Nataly Roberts
Nataly Roberts

Level 2 Expert

30 Answers

Are you a Palm PDA Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides