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Charging a Palm M515

by lekkiwood / October 23, 2005 8:20 PM PDT

I have inherited one of these, without an AC plug or a manual. It has not been used at all for several months so has no charge. Can I charge it just through the USB connected to the cradle and do I need to install anything to do so to Windows XP?

Thank you

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Cradles, chargers and more at...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2005 10:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Charging a Palm M515

palmone.com and many other places. Just get the right parts and it should work.

Bob

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by ackmondual / October 25, 2005 8:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Charging a Palm M515

Don't be too worried about the lack of manual. AFAIK, most if not all PDAs don't come with manuals on hardcopy anyways. It's usually included on the installation disc for the desktop software or another CD.

Speaking of which you'll also want the desktop component software for your PC. It's called Palm Desktop. Not required to use your handheld, but HIGHLY recommended, as it let's you transfer programs and media files you download from the intnernet onto your PC and then transfer onto your handheld. U can also backup your PIM data onto your PC and enter data from there as well. Palm Desktop is free for Palm users. IIRC, it'll ask for your handheld's serial # prior to DL it on PalmOne's support site. Find the section for the m515

As for charging, some gadgets let u charge solely through USB. Others, no. Middle road is there is power trickling through, but not nearly enough, so it may take a while. If it ain't enough, consider going to places like www.pdaparts.com, www.pdaaccessories.net, and ebay for spare parts for the AC. Palm's site is also good, but they may not have spare parts for older handhelds, and may charge more if they do.

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