That's great news, Steve! It's good to know your hotsync is now working. If you're ready to install programs, one of the first you should look at is a backup to card solution. You see, PalmDesktop makes a backup of the Palm's main memory (not the LD's 3GB storage partition) during hotsync, but this backup is not 100% complete, meaning the LD will not return to the exact previous state it was in if you hard reset and restore via hotsync. A good backup program will do this, plus since the backup is stored in the SD card you take it with you everywhere, and you don't need a computer to backup or restore your data. Some good backup programs are NVBackup, RescoBackup, BackupMan. NVBackup is freeware, the others are shareware. A lot of people around here prefer NVBackup, while I'm a happy RescoBackup user. You may be wondering why you should bother with another backup besides hotsync. If you run a search on the forums, you will find quite a few threads where users lost all the data on their Palms, only to find that hotsync failed to restore the data, or simply hadn't been backing up the info without them noticing, or the data loss happened while they're on the road away from their computer. Here's where a backup to card program becomes a lifesaver.