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A workaround for a Palm Bluetooth HotSync error
Authored by: calbruin on Jun 20, '06 04:27:08PM
Still does not work

I followed the instructions with using the Applescript. I attempted running the Applescript (1) before pressing HotSync on my Treo 650, (2) immediately after I pressing HotSync on my Treo 650, and (3) during i.e. 5-8 seconds after pressing HotSync on my Treo 650 but still the same error message appeared.

I attempted manually doing it myself at all three different times (before, during, and after) pressing HotSync on my Treo 650. Same error message.

I read what another wrote and pressed "Configured" at all three different times (before, during, and after) pressing HotSync on my Treo 650. Same error message.

For me, the problem persists.

A few months ago I discovered this problem when I upgraded to 10.4.6 on my desktop Mac. Point of information, I had upgraded my Mac laptop to 10.4.5 on some previous date.

Reading on more than one forum elsewhere about this Treo-Hotsync-Mac problem existed for all versions of Tiger post 10.4.3, I re-installed Tiger 10.4 from my DVD onto my Mac desktop. Then upgraded to 10.4.3. Problem solved.

But I want and need to use an application that I paid for that is authorised for use on my Mac laptop currently running 10.4.5 (I have not dared to update since discovery of the problem) that depends upon using Treo 650 communicating via Bluetooth.

I want to downgrade from 10.4.5 to 10.4.3 either on my Mac laptop so I can clone my laptop harddrive onto my desktop harddrive so that I can use the authorised application resigetered on my laptop.

Point of information: I purchased a version that is long out of date and according to the application source web site, I would need to purchased the new updated version because they no longer support the old version that I use.

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A workaround for a Palm Bluetooth HotSync error
Authored by: calbruin on Jun 20, '06 11:40:45PM
My resolution:

Update from my previous post.

I googled for some discussions I missed in a previous searching for a solution.

Then I came across this.
http://discussion.treocentral.com/showthread.php?t=85289&highlight=10.4.6

I tried and failed.
I searched online again for another possible solution when I came across this.
http://forums.oracle.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=959307

Evidently, I forgot to enable my iSync. Now I am able to HotSync my Treo 650 using Tiger 10.4.6

I hope this helps others.

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A workaround for a Palm Bluetooth HotSync error
Authored by: calbruin on Jun 21, '06 10:02:57AM
Oops, I forgot to mention one more vital aid.

First, you must delete, trash the old palm preferences.

Make sure no Palm software (or iSync) is running on the Mac.
In user/Library/Preferences/ByHost/, trash all com.palm.* files.
In user/Library/Preferences, trash all com.palm.* files (should be 1).
In System Preferences (the app), under 'Bluetooth,' make sure your computer is 'Discoverable' (box checked) in the 'Settings' tab.
In the 'Sharing' tab, make sure the 'Bluetooth-PDA-Sync' service has the 'On' box checked (mine wasn't!). Select the service name. On the right, there is a dropdown box for 'Type:' - make sure that is set to 'RS-232' - not Modem.
Exit Bluetooth prefs, saving all changes if it asks you to.
At that point, you should be able to go to HotSync manager and enable Bluetooth-PDA-Sync sync method and enable connections. Then go to your Treo, enable Bluetooth, and initiate a HotSync. It should work.

(these instructions I obtained from here
http://www.sharp-tools.net/archives/000365.html)

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