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    ZIRE 72 S – Keyboard

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    by mtorres7 ·

    PDA ZIRE 72

    Is there any adapter to connect a Palm m500 keyboard to a Zire 72 S ?
    I recently installed the software version of the Zire 72, over the previous Palm m500 installation. The Zire 72 is hanging when using some of the applications (games, notes, etc.)
    I have noticed that some games of the previous, Palm, displayed black and white.
    I have hard-reset the Zire, and made a Hotsync to reload all my data, but still hangs.

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    • #3250160

      Reply To: ZIRE 72 S – Keyboard

      by lyon_bleu ·

      In reply to ZIRE 72 S – Keyboard

      1) I am not aware of an adapter that allows a Zire 72S to use a
      keyboard that is designed to mechanically connect with the Palm
      m500; there is a keyboard that communicates via IrDA that can
      be used with any Palm OS handheld with an IrDA port.

      2) The Palm m500 can run under Palm OS 4.x; the Zire 72S can
      run under Palm OS 5.x. ( see <http://tinyurl.com/5ykdx> )
      Software that is “optimized” for one or the other will not reliably
      run under both. Check for updates to those applications that are
      hanging.

      HTH,

      paul

    • #3250154

      Reply To: ZIRE 72 S – Keyboard

      by lyon_bleu ·

      In reply to ZIRE 72 S – Keyboard

      1) There is no adapter that I am aware of that allows a Zire 72s
      to use a keyboard designed to mechanically connect with a Palm
      m500. There are also OS version issues…(see below)

      2) The Palm m500 runs under Palm OS 4; The Zire 72s under
      Palm OS 5 (see <http://tinyurl.com/5ykdx>)

      Any software optimized for either OS 4 or OS 5 will not reliably
      run under both. Check for updates to those applications that are
      misbehaving.

      HTH,

      paul

    • #3249953

      Reply To: ZIRE 72 S – Keyboard

      by mtorres7 ·

      In reply to ZIRE 72 S – Keyboard

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