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How can you retrieve or erase a password on a PalmOne Lifedrive PDA?

Moved PDA from one XP desktop to another. Loaded the PDA software on new computer and attempted a hotsync. PDA would not recognize new location. In an attempt to change, PDA ask for my password. I never loaded a password in the original setup. Therefore, I am unable to hotsync and update an expensive software application

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SOURCE: Lost all contacts, memos, tasks, after LifeDrive Update 1.0

Well, I still don't know what happened, but things seem to be fixed. Just in case anyone else runs into this problem, here's what happened: Initial problem (recap): - on first HotSync after setting Quick Install to install the LifeDrive Update 1.0, the log showed the following error messages: Handheld Tasks application database version not supported. Handheld Notes application database version not supported. (Update 1.0 was installed successfully.) - after HotSync, all contacts, calendar data, tasks, and memos (i.e. all data synchronized with Outlook) were gone from the LifeDrive - subsequent HotSyncs produced the same error messages and did not restore data. Next day: - fresh HotSync synchonized other data, but not Outook data, HOWEVER - no error messages appeared this time (don't know what changed - neither PC nor handheld had been rebooted in the mean time) - used HotSync setup in Palm Desktop to set Desktop to overwrite Handheld for all Outlook data - it worked. Outlook data restored on Handheld. I don't understand what happened, but at least it was easier than doing a hard reset and then restoring everything.

Posted on Sep 12, 2005

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SOURCE: PalmOne LifeDrive OS Installation

palm os is a flash rom built into the device, the only way your going to be able to do this (which will risk the device itself and i highly recommend NOT doing) is if you can get your hands on a flash tool to flash the ROM with your version of pocket pc os. i have never seen it done, but there are rumors that a palm treo 670 has windows mobile 2003SE on it. i just wouldnt recommend doing it because you could and probably will make your device useless and therefore will have to replace it. anyway, i strongly recommend that you not to do this unless you are really good with computers.

Posted on Sep 15, 2005

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SOURCE: My Lifedrive won't boot up

do not waste your money on a new battery - i have been down the same road i even replaced the hard drive and some of the internal board connector ribbons in the hope that i could avoid having to spend out on repair- the life drive is inherently de funked you are not alone many users if not all have or will have the same issue- i would suggest giving up on it and finding a suitable replacement maybe the  TX- unless you love it that much and money is no object.
oh and do nt waste your time looking to palm for answers i have also been there and nothing they suggested worked.

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Error 1316 - installation failure

Have you uninstalled the previous version of Palm Desktop?

Do you have more than 1 profile on your computer? Sometimes multiple profiles can make things difficult is software is installed logged in as one and then you try to install/uninstall as another profile.

Are you installing Palm desktop from a disk?

Try this file from palms site -

http://www.palm.com/us/support/downloads/windesk414e.html

Also, take a look at this-

http://www.palm.com/cgi-bin/cso_kbURL.cgi?ID=17525

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

LvgDedGrrl

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SOURCE: My Lifedrive won't boot up

Seems the LifeDrive Micro Drive is the killer on these Palms. Mine did the same thing and after extensive online research I found that the micro drive can be replaced with a Compact Flash card which is much more reliable. Apparently there are only certain CF cards that work with the LifeDrive though. I have found at least one retailer that sells a compatible CF preloaded with the Lifedrive software. The route I took for repair was to send it out to a guy that advertises his service on eBay. You send in the LifeDrive, he diagnoses it for $5, and can install the CF card with software for $89 (he waives the $5 if you have him fix it). I am looking forward to getting mine back in permanent working order! Here is the link:
http://myworld.ebay.com/itsnothere/

Posted on May 13, 2008

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Unfortunetly that usually indicates the harddrive has failed on you. Try a power on hard reset. It is the same as the hard reset but the power need to be plugged in as well.

If you look there are several places that will replace the drive with either a new drive of a compact flash card. The card is the way to go as it increases battery life but is about 10x faster acessing stuff.

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Kindly read this, it may help you.

When the software that lets your computer communicate with your PDA acts up, always check the cables and connections first. Is the USB (Universal Serial Bus) or serial cable connected securely to the PDA (or cradle) and the PC? Is the PDA seated properly in its cradle if it uses one? If everything is in place, visit the palmOne (www.palmone.com/us/support/downloads) or Windows Mobile (www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile) Web site and download the latest version of the HotSync or ActiveSync software that is compatible with your PDA and your computer's OS. Keeping synchronization software up-to-date is important because newer versions fix compatibility problems and usually add new features.

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When you do a hard reset and go to secure erase it does not do anything


You need to have the 2.0 update installed before the secure erase will work properlly. You can download this from the Palmone website. It updates the hidden directory and changes some of the palm os so that it will now do a reset and restore properlly.

Thats the only thing that I can think of that fits your description.

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PALM DESKTOP CRASHES in new installation.


Make sure you have the latest desktop version which was 414E When you try to reinstall the desktop software DO NOT select or allow update setting over internet. Some of the earlier versions had a problem with earlier xp versions. It is stable and works well with sp2 and sp3 versions of XP so update your windows as well.

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Error 1316 - installation failure


Have you uninstalled the previous version of Palm Desktop?

Do you have more than 1 profile on your computer? Sometimes multiple profiles can make things difficult is software is installed logged in as one and then you try to install/uninstall as another profile.

Are you installing Palm desktop from a disk?

Try this file from palms site -

http://www.palm.com/us/support/downloads/windesk414e.html

Also, take a look at this-

http://www.palm.com/cgi-bin/cso_kbURL.cgi?ID=17525

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My Lifedrive won't boot up


Seems the LifeDrive Micro Drive is the killer on these Palms. Mine did the same thing and after extensive online research I found that the micro drive can be replaced with a Compact Flash card which is much more reliable. Apparently there are only certain CF cards that work with the LifeDrive though. I have found at least one retailer that sells a compatible CF preloaded with the Lifedrive software. The route I took for repair was to send it out to a guy that advertises his service on eBay. You send in the LifeDrive, he diagnoses it for $5, and can install the CF card with software for $89 (he waives the $5 if you have him fix it). I am looking forward to getting mine back in permanent working order! Here is the link:
http://myworld.ebay.com/itsnothere/

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