04-05-2004, 04:59 PM #1
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- Apr 2004
Can no longer iSync Tungsten via Bluetooth
At one point I could successfully use iSync to
synchronize my Tungsten T2 with my PowerBook via Bluetooth. However, I
suspect that I've messed up my Bluetooth settings after playing around
with the Bluetooth Serial Utility and now I can't HotSync anymore. All
it says on the Palm is that the port is in use.
When looking in the connection settings tab of HotSync Manager, however,
I see that there is no longer a port called bluetooth-pda-sync-port. How
do I re-create this port? At the moment, it seems that I need to enable
this port in HotSync Manager so the PowerBook can respond to the HotSync
request of the Palm. However, I can't enable the port as it doesn't
appear in the Connections Setting tab.
I recently got a T3 and tried uninstalling the Palm software, re-installing it and the iSync conduit, but I still get the same message ("Unable to initiate HotSync operation because the port is in use by another application.").
The crux is to re-create the Bluetooth port in HotSync, but I'm at a loss as to how to do this.
Any help greatly appreciated!
04-08-2004, 04:58 PM #2DanLyonsGuest
Two thoughts to start a diagnosis. You may have already checked the first one, but it's always best to make sure.
Have you verified that bluetooth is on in the PowerBook?
Have you tried turning Bluetooth off then on again?
Have you tried re-pairing the Palm and the PowerBook? It may be that the Mac has "forgotten" the pairing.
I'm not at a bluetooth-enabled Mac at the moment so I'm just listing the first few steps that I used when my bluetooth sync didn't work. If these don't work, I can take a look at a Mac with bluetooth and see if I can think of any other possibilities.
04-14-2004, 03:02 AM #3
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- Apr 2004
Yes, I did check the first, but didn't try the second. In any case I had gone ahead and re-created the Bluetooth port using the Bluetooth Serial Utility that comes with Panther. To do this, I just created a new serial (not modem) port with the name bluetooth-pda-sync (the suffix -port is automatically appeneded by BSU) and set the speed to as fast as possible.
When I selected this new port as the one to use for Hotsync, everything worked fine.
04-14-2004, 12:02 PM #4DanLyonsGuest
Glad to hear that you're syncing again!
Bluetooth still does weird things at times even on Macs. But I've had pretty good luck overall.
I'll have to remember the recreate serial port option in case I ever need it (never hurts to have one more option to try).
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