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Old 06-17-2005, 04:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have bought a cheap BB from eBay to see if it would be of use, before upgrading to a current model. It has no SIM but is allegedly unlocked. Can I use it like a PDA until I get an O2 SIM and does it have to have a SIM inserted to connect to my laptop?
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Yes to first question. No to second.
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Having ascertained I can use it, I now can't connect. I am connecting to a laptop that has no serial port and am using a Serial/USB converter. I've tried detecting via USB and the two COMs ports showing but keep getting Handheld Not Found warning. When trying via COM ports I have made sure that the Enable Serial to USB connection box is ticked. Any other ideas?
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Do you have the desktop manager software installed? (just checking) Its probally the hub you are using it needs to most likely be a direct connection. I have read in this forums about people having to disconnect the usb hub.
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Yes, I have the Desktop Manager installed. That's what is telling me there's no Hnadheld connected. I'll try without the hub now.
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It's now looking for Software for the new USB device. Any idea where I can download USB device s/ware for the cradle/BB?
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sounds like you need the handheldmanager too get the whole package from blackberry.com
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