Something must have gone wrong with the last forum upgrade. You are the 100th person to not see the forum tip. And when I post it in a reply, people see it.

Here it is for you to read -> Tip: If you are asking for help to troubleshoot a computer-related problem, please be sure to include all the necessary information (ie: operating system, model number, hardware, software, etc) that will help others identify your problem for a speedy resolution.

I know the Palm units fairly well since I write software for them, but to read your post there is so little to work with as well as I know of no 8 pin to usb connection. Show a web page of this if need be.