Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2010 2:24 PM (in response to Thomas Halenbeck)After upgrading to the newest calendar in MobileMe today, I had this same problem, but I was trying to synch my Sony Ericsson W518a. I tried your Solution and it worked perfectly. Thanks!iMac 27" i7, G5 Dual 2.3 Mhz, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2010 9:16 PM (in response to Thomas Halenbeck)I, too, experienced this problem after the recent MobileMe calendar upgrade. After the dust had settled around the upgrade, iCal had replaced all my old local calendars with their new "@ME.COM" versions.
This apparently provided my smart phone (a Nokia E61, fwiw) with no place to sync any new calendar events that I create on the phone. I solved the problem by adding a new local "ON MY MAC" calendar in iCal. When I next launched iSync, the ability to sync calendars with my phone was restored; but the new local calendar was my only destination choice for events created on the phone.
I may try the solution described above, just to see if it renders my @me.com calendars "writable". If so, it would certainly be more elegant than my workaround.Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2010 8:42 PM (in response to Thomas Halenbeck)I just tried this option and ended up with two sets of calendars, one as my @me.com and one "on my mac". I was then able to sync my phone (Android), but moments later both sets of calendars refreshed and everything doubled! New items that had been put on my phone appeared only once, but still - I can't tell what's real and what's not for items that are updated (ie: moved appts.)
I restored the original folders, and everything's back to what it was before, but now I can't sync AND everything is gone from my calendar. Maybe I should blame Missing Sync?iMac 21.5 & MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2010 11:20 PM (in response to Thomas Halenbeck)Thank you Thomas, this worked with my Nokia N8 which had the no writable calendar error in iSync after upgrading my MobileMe calendar.
One thing of note is the Personal calendar on my phone is not syncing events via iSync or on Nokia's Ovi calendar service. I'm unsure if this was happening before I did the upgrade as I turned on syncing to the Ovi services today in trying to work around the iSync issue. Next, I'll try deleting the Personal calendar on my phone and recreating it with a test event to see if that fixes things.
iSync is the most important, though. I use iCal and MS Exchange for work to keep track of events.
VinmarMacBook Pro 3.1, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2011 2:18 PM (in response to Thomas Halenbeck)I have the same "no writable calendar was found" error trying to sync a Nokia E72 to my MacBook.
I don't, however, have an active MobileMe account, and the recommended solution didn't relieve me of the error message.
Does anyone else have this issue that also doesn't have a MobileMe account?MacBook (13-inch Late 2006), Black, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2011 12:52 AM (in response to brianhess)The main role of the MobileMe account is probably the recovery of the Calendar entries. If your follow those steps and recover your calendar entries from somewhere else it propably works as well.
I do not think it will work if you simply create a addressbook backup. As far as my tests showed, this addressbook backup does "back up" the root cause of the problem as well.Alu iMac 24" 4GB and several other stuff, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2011 10:00 AM (in response to Thomas Halenbeck)Have to add my thanks as well.
I received a hand-me-down Nokia E71x that I hope to use till I eventually plunk down money for my first iPhone this summer. (no early adopter I…)
I struggled with the "no writable calendar" error for several days until I came upon your simple solution.
It worked instantly.MacBook Pro 15" Early 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2011 9:19 AM (in response to Thomas Halenbeck)I have a similar problem, but I have a personal phone (which works great) and a works Nokia E6, which doesn't.
The error I get is "Application closed: Main KERN-EXEC 3" followed by a "System error (-15)" which I assume must be the same problem in the thread - a device can't write to the calendar. My contacts sync perfectly.
I have both a local (On My Mac) and a MobileMe calendar and, although I can only select the local calendar as a target device, it still won't sync calendar items.
Did anyone get a solution to this?
Thank you.iMac 27" 3.2GHz Intel i3, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2011 12:08 AM (in response to Thomas Halenbeck)Many thanks, Thomas! This was exactly the solution I needed - worked perfectly for my Sony Ericsson W518a.
The only additional complication was that before I found your method I had managed to wipe out all my calendar events, so once I knew how to get sync working again, I had to fool around a bit with restoring a calendar backup.MacBook Pro, Dell Dimension E310, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2011 2:14 PM (in response to Philip Kalina)*MY SOLUTION*:
I have an old Motorola Razor V3.
I didn't notice that my phone wasn't syncing right for a couple of days. I'm 99% sure it had to do with me upgrading to the new mobileme calendar.
I tried a bunch of solutions with resetting sync history, but the problem appeared to be related to the fact that the new mobileme calendars (or at least, the ones I had converted over) wouldn't let my phone write to them... iSync wouldn't let me sync my phone unless it had a calendar it could put events on (the events that I made WITH my phone, that is).
So I simply created a new calendar ON MY MAC (File --> New Calendar --> On My Mac) and told iSync to write phone events to that one. And now it lets me synchronize all my old calendars, too.
Note: After I synchronized for the first time after this, my phone made a duplicate of each of my calendars in iCal... but they were listed as "On My Mac" instead of mobileme (this was despite the fact that I told it to erase everything on the phone and then resync).
I simply deleted all the duplicate calendars in iCal and synced again, and everything is fine now.Unibody 15" MBP (5,1: first generation), Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo/4GB/512 MB 9600M GT
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2011 5:42 AM (in response to Thomas Halenbeck)
I need to add something to the steps of my initial post, since it was not sufficient to resolve my latest "No writeable calenders found" issue: This time I needed to reset the Sync History plus deleteing/renaming the mentioned directories:
- Open iSync.
- Choose Preferences from the iSync menu.
- Click Reset Sync History.
I am glad to see that this Thread could help some people!