Synchronizing Palm Pilot

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  1. lasbac

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    How can i synchronize Palm Pilot with iCal of my ibook? Can anyone help?
    Thanks in Advance!
     
  2. PatrickGaerlan

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    What's the exact model of your Palm Pilot?
     
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    If it's a Palm with a USB cable or cradle, then it's easy. Just launch iSync and enable Palm OS Syncing... from the Devices menu.

    If your Palm is indeed a Palm Pilot (one of the old mid-90's models), then it may not be that easy. For starters, you'll need a serial to USB dongle. Then there's the issue of compatibility. Although I have been heavily involved with Palm devices in the past, I have never synced a Palm Pilot in my life since my first unit was a Palm V.
     
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    I have the old palm pilot, tungsten 1. Its not with a USB cable.

    I can sync or send contacts via bluetooth, but can't seem to sync calendar on my palm with ical
     
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    Hmm. Either you have a PalmPilot or a Tungsten. Also, there is no Tungsten 1. If it's collapsible (slider), then it's probably the Tungsten T, the first Tungsten model, which comes equiped with a Universal Connector. A Universal Connector utilizes a USB connection, either through a cradle or a 3rd party cable. It does not use a standard USB cable.
     
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  6. lasbac

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    Sorry, its a Palm Tungsten T model. Can i sync calendar with iCal?
     
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    Hi. Pardon me if I'm in the wrong thread, but I believe I just erased my phone's contacts list after Syncing with my iBook. On my first sync, the address book was left untouched, but my calendar wasn't reflected on iCal so I tried again. This time, ALL the contacts and calendar data on my phone were removed and I believe are now stored in my laptop. However, when I attempted to retrieve them, I was asked to choose an application to open the database with... Adobe(?) or Acrobat Pro... but it couldn't be opened since it has to be in PDF format daw!?! Help anyone? :( Mods please redirect me to the more appropriate forum, am just in a state of panic now!!!!
     
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  8. Mad Mac

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    Anyone here used the Bafo BF-825 usb-serial cable for the Palm Vx? Yup, and don't be shocked, my Vxs are still in service. I need OS X drivers. Strangely, their website states OS X compatible but the download section doesn't have the drivers.

    This is a long shot but perhaps someone here had used one. Is there a Palm equivalent for this? I hope it is still availble somewhere.
     

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