4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2010 9:13 AM by Michael Lafferty
Karl Hovey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Last chance before trashing the Palm PDA. After a recent upgrade to Leopard, the Palm Z 22 no longer accurately syncs. Syncs using Hot Sync Manager appear to work (although the sync is MUCH faster: too fast to register changes?), but no data is exchanged between the Palm and the Mac. No errors in the Hot Sync log...

After much time spent with Palm and Apple support, seems only possible fix may be through iSync.

Problem: iSync cannot find the Palm. In iSync, clicking 'Sync devices' results in 'Cannot sync until add a device', clicking 'Add device' results in 'No device found.'

Help me, please! (whimper)

iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Palm treo  synching
    mfruin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I cannot get isync to find my palm treo 700p, any suggestions. Have others gottent this issue resolved? I need to sync this palm and then I'm getting an iphone but I dont want to lose 15 years worth of contact info. Help please
  • 2. Re: Palm Z 22 synching
    Michael Lafferty Level 6 Level 6 (16,080 points)
    In order to add a supported Palm OS device in iSync you must choose the Enable Palm OS Syncing… option at the bottom of the Devices menu item, and not the standard Add Device option.
  • 3. Re: Palm E2 syncing
    Patrick Forbes Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I am contemplating abandoning my third Palm after over ten years. This is mostly due to the mess made by Palm Sync with my Mac's and work PC. Can't live without my Palm. The requisite cleanup process has worn too thin of late, though.

    I am considering an iPhone to combine my Palm database as well as a cellphone. My work Cell is way past its due date and is in dire need of replacement.

    Several trials at dumping the Palm DB into iCal, AddressBook, To Do and Memos have met with dismal failure.

    Anyone out there know how to work that with better success?
  • 4. Re: Palm E2 syncing
    Michael Lafferty Level 6 Level 6 (16,080 points)
    You cannot directly import existing Palm data into either the Address Book or iCal.

    To extract existing contact information from the Palm Desktop and transfer it to the Address Book, export your Palm contacts as a vCard file, then import those into the Address Book.

    To extract existing event information from the Palm Desktop and transfer it to iCal, export your Palm calendar information as a vCal file, then import those into into iCal.

    Task or To Do information cannot be exported in a manner which produces a file compatible with iCal, nor can Memos be imported into the non-existing equivalent Apple application under OS X.

    If you encounter difficulties with the Palm export process, try to select a small set of records to export and do each process repeatedly until the entire file has been exported. At times, I have seen an effective limit of about 200 contact records to export at once, for example.