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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

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