palm USB sync cable

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  1. ollie macrumors member

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    Hi, i have an ibm workpad C3 (rebadged palm vx) and i want to be able to sync it on my powerbook. However, my powerbook doesnt have a serial port.

    i got a cable that supposably enables me to sync over usb but this doesnt work, i dont know what brand it is or anything about it (came with the palm) i've followed some instructions on the net about installing some "PL203" driver but this did nothing.

    so what im wondering is if anyone here has a cable to recomend (or some software.)

    i've installed the palm desktop software and had some screwing around with isync and hotsync manager, but it doesnt work.
     
  2. question fear macrumors 68020

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    1) So you have a usb cable for the Palm Vx? Is it the right connector? (some of the connectors Palm used over the years were similar but not the same, so it might sort of fit your palm but not quite.) Or do you mean you have a serial-->usb bridge connector attached to your palm cable?
    2) Is it hotsyncing but not putting the info through or not hotsyncing at all?
    3) If it is hotsyncing is it generating a hotsync log? Can you post it here?
    4) I am pretty sure your first time syncing you want "computer overrides handheld" if that's not set it won't sync properly.
    5) What kind of computer/what version of Palm OS and Palm OS desktop do you have? It is possible that the version of Palm OS you have is not isync compatible.

    Sorry to innundate you with questions but more info will help to pin down your problem.

    -Carly
     
  3. ollie thread starter macrumors member

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    Just got an email back from the people who sent it. you have to have the serial plug AND the usb plug in. At the same time.

    the point of the USB plug? No idea.

    Recommendations on a USB only would be good.
     
  4. question fear macrumors 68020

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    can you explain what that means? they want you to plug in the usb cord to the usb port, and the serial one to the serial port????

    i was thinking you were using something like this serial to usb adaptor
     

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