isync configuration and palm

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  1. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

    Steven1621

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    i am unable to get my tungsten t3 to work with isync. has anyone had a similar issue and know what to do?
     
  2. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have Palm Desktop and the HotSync conduit installed?
    Any other info about your configuration would be helpful.
    How have you set it up so far USB/Bluetooth?
     
  3. Steven1621 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Steven1621

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    i installed every that came on the disk and updated the software as well. i can sync through the palm desktop, but want to be able to sync with ical and my address book via isync
     
  4. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    To be sure, it's a pain in the neck. I only know what to do because I just went through this about an hour ago while setting up my new Palm Zire 31.

    Since you have already installed the standard Palm Desktop software, the next steps are:
    1. Go to Apple's iSync Downloads page and get the "iSync Palm Conduit". You should see a link to it in one of the little boxes on the right-hand side of the page. Download and install this software.
    2. Start Palm's "HotSync Manager" program on your computer. This should be in the "Palm" folder where you installed the earlier software.
    3. Choose "Conduit Settings..." menu item from the "HotSync" menu.
    4. In the list of conduit names in the Conduit Settings dialog box, double-click on the "iSync Conduit" item.
    5. In the next window, check the "Enable iSync for this Palm Device".
    6. Quit "HotSync Manager" and then start "iSync", to confirm that your Palm is now shown as one of the devices. If you click on it, you'll get a little property sheet that lets you pick which contacts to synchronize, etc.
    It turns out that you can't sync your Palm directly from this program (i.e. by clicking the big "Sync Now" button). What I've been doing so far in my experiments is to just start the sync by clicking the sync button on the Palm itself. I'm still trying to figure out how to fine-tune which things get sync'ed and which ones don't, but it is at least "basically working" now.

    Let me know if you have other questions; it's quite likely I forgot a step in there somewhere. It seemed awfully complicated to me, for such a simple task. ;)
     
  5. Inkmonkey macrumors 6502

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    So I've done everything that the above poster has mentioned. But what seems to have happened is that iCal and Address book have overridden my Palm calendar and address entries. I was expecting to see the address entries from both merge together and show up in both programs. And I was expecting the Palm calendar entries to showup in iCal.
    Because iCal was empty in the first place, no both iCal and Palm calendar have no entries.
    Any advice as to what I may have done wrong? The thought of fixing this manually makes me ill.
     
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