mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

Palm Desktop Macintosh HotSync Issues

I have no idea if a general appeal to the world on my blog will yield a solution, but who knows? Maybe someone out there will have an idea of how to help me.

Since last Sunday, the Calendar on my Palm Tungsten E2 has not hotsynced properly with my computer (iBook G4 running 10.4.11). Everything else syncs just fine; if I tell the Hotsync Manager to skip the Calendar, all else works. But with the Calendar, it displays the Hotsync window on the Macintosh screen for a while, then it blanks out and vanishes without completing. On my handheld, the screen stays frozen on the claim that it is syncing the calendar; I have to hit cancel and reset to get it to work again. When I do, I find that all my new calendar data, entered into the handheld, is still there.

I've tried resetting the handheld and restarting the computer; installing the latest Palm Desktop software (4.2.1); deleting old data from the handheld in case I was using too much memory (edited to add: and then trying "Handheld overwrites Macintosh"); and trying to sync with Mac's iSync, which also failed on the calendar. Any other ideas would be appreciated.
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