Got a Palm....help!

  1. I went out yesterday and bought me a Palm Pilot, an m515. Spent a goodly amount of time downloading some free software today. Had some problems, some of the programs that I downloading wouldn't HotSync from the puter to the PDA and I don't understand why? I was trying to HotSync some apps that I got from this one site and none of the ones that I downloaded from that site would Hotsync onto my palm? Anyone know why this would be? Other than that, it's a really cool toy to have. Thanks!

    Kelly
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Stargazer
    Kelly, are you talking about having problems loading the software onto the Palm, or problems HotSyncing it once it's loaded?

    I'm the farthest thing from an expert-- but the only time I ever had trouble HotSyncing my apps (on my Visor) was when I had apps that were taking almost all the memory and the updated files were just a little too big.

    Color me happy, because we just got our new Sony Clies today fully loaded. We've got schedules on them, entire textbooks, so many resources, because this thing has so much memory it's really like a (T-I-N-Y) handheld computer. It is the bomb-diggety, yo.
  4. by   jemb
    Sometimes my hot-sync cradle just gets stubborn. It seems to be positional, so there are times that I have to physically hold the PDA correctly ( trial & error thing) in the cradle for the hot-sync to do its thing. You might try that if it's still not working.
  5. by   Nurse Izzy
    On many apps, you have to open it on your computer first and then, once it is open, you have to tell it to load on the next hot-sync or something like that.
  6. by   RNforLongTime
    Originally posted by Nurse Izzy
    On many apps, you have to open it on your computer first and then, once it is open, you have to tell it to load on the next hot-sync or something like that.
    I did that! I also purchased a 64 MB expansion card too so I know that isn't the problem. The programs are downloaded onto my computer and then when I attempt to Hotsync them onto the palm like I did with the other programs, they won't work! Thanks for the advice!

    Kelly
  7. by   delirium
    Make sure they use the same operating system, because although the palm platform is the most common, its not the only handheld OS out there.
    If that doesn't work, find a friend with it and beam it to your PDA. Easy and pain-free.
  8. by   Rustyhammer
    I hardly ever have problems operating with my palm.
    Seems like handheld is one of the oldest and truest forms
    of entertainment around.
    -Russell
  9. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    I hardly ever have problems operating with my palm.
    Seems like handheld is one of the oldest and truest forms
    of entertainment around.
    -Russell
    ahh...but nurse-lou's palm won't grow hairy from overuse....
  10. by   jemb
    Originally posted by sunnygirl272
    ahh...but nurse-lou's palm won't grow hairy from overuse....
    Depends on what she uses it for......?
  11. by   RNforLongTime
    Well, right now I'm at work and its in my scrub coat pocket. I'll have to check those other programs and see if they are PALm OS. Thanks all!

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