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Palm LifeDrive Upgrade Results

I downloaded and upgrade my Palm LifeDrive with LifeDrive Update 2.0. Now there are 2 problems that bugs me; 1) the sync process is very slow; 2) it's sucking juice from the battery faster than before. If possible, I'd rather go back to the way it was. It there are way to reset it to factory installation? If it can't be done, would upgrading to the new Desktop/HotSync Manager help? What about the problem with battery life?

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No need to reset.

Usually the update does the opposite of all of that. What has probably happened is now all of your settings have been set to defaults. So you should check the power off times and make sure what you don't use is turned off. For example if you have bluetooth running it is continually trying to connect to each and every bluetooth device it finds. If you are near other people ie a mall in a office then it will be on continuously. Next to the power used by the harddrive any of the radios wifi/bluetooth draw the most power. Turn it off until you need to use it. Same for the infrared port.

As for the speeds that due to the same thing it was reset back to the default slow speed. Go to prefs
under available connections find Cradle/Cable that's the usb cable. Tap edit. On the next screen tap details. Set the speed up as high as it will go with the flow control to automatic. That will speed up your connection by quite a bit. If you plug into a USB 2.0 port you will transfer much faster than that setting.

You may find other settings are changed as you use the LD. It will work better than before but you have to tweak it. Oh and downloading the desktop won't help.

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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