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By steve.rocco ·
Recentyly purchased palm pilot. Trying to synch this to my computer. Will not see any comports. I have 3 open comports showing in display manager and all not being used. I've uninstalled the comports and readded them. I'm running win98. Have nothing special running. Have norton antivirus, pc camera with usb connection. I'm really frustrated and this question means alot to me.

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by cdobbin In reply to COM PORTS

Well your problem is why all techs should carry loop back connectors, you should make sure that the setup on the palm pilot is the same as the config on your com port IE:7data bits, 1 stop bit, even/odd parity.
I do not have any experience with palm pilots but I am sure there must be some sort of configuration needed.

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by steve.rocco In reply to COM PORTS

I have good experience with installing palms on computers. Config on this is what it should be.

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by tommugg In reply to COM PORTS

I'm not really sure, but check your BIOS and make sure the COM/Serial Ports are enabled there. I have run into machine where these are off by default for some reason... not sure though.
Good luck to you.

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by steve.rocco In reply to COM PORTS

This was exactly the problem. Seems so simple and I actually checked this and thought that I had made them enabled. However, after checking again, both were not enabled. Enabled in bios and worked like a charm. Thanks for the help.

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by ddickerson In reply to COM PORTS

I had this problem with a palm also. It ended up being another program in the background hogging the com port. Just remember com1 it mouse and modem may be grabbing com2 so something may be grabbing the other com port.

Good luck

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by Jeeper In reply to COM PORTS

Check your Ribbon that connects to the motherboard. I have found that alot of ribbons go bad. It also my have just come unplugged. Hope this helps.

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by steve.rocco In reply to COM PORTS

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by wgirid In reply to COM PORTS

Hi!
I agree with most of what has been said, but if you have 3 com ports, none of them used, do you know for certain that they work OK? You may have an IRQ conflict that doesn't show until you try to use one of the ports. Try disabling/disconnecting "third" com port and use only built-in (?) com1 and com2 set at the normal addresses/IRQ. Verify that there's no competition for IRQ from some other device. If this doesn't help I think you may have to resort to testing com ports from DOS to see ifhardware is OK.
Regards
/RID

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