does it have on the outside yellow, green, blue and red/orange quarters, if so its active sync. its to sync all things on ya PDA with your pc. after you have loaded the software for your PDA to ya pc, you connect the PDA to the pc with the cable provided and any thing on ya PDA is saved to the pc and if you want to load any programs to the PDA you place them in the folder created by the PDA software on the pc and active sync to load to the PDA.
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It may have something to do with it. I dont seem to be able to connect with the computer -xp. when I open actic Sync. it says its not connected. I open file and click connect follow the windows through - it say that USB port is available (its connected to it) search for a mobile device but cant detect it. All connection appear to work. What do I try next
did you have it connected when you loaded the software onto the pc. if so, thats whats wrong, if not, still follow these instructions ( had probs with other halfs first time ). uninstall the ipaq software from the pc, remove the usb cable and reboot. when windows is up and running again install the ipaq software ( do not connect usb cable ) follow all instructions carefully and read thoroughly. after you have done that connect cable to pc and then to ipaq and all should be ok.