08/24/2010, 03:20 PM
Well the "Square key + Sym + U" sounded like a good idea-- I hadn't thought of that, nor was I aware that the Pre's had any keyboard shortcuts beyond editing commands-- (Are there more?)
So I tried it. Plugged the USB cable into my powered-down phone, and plugged the other end into my netbook. Interestingly, my netbook responded instantly on the "My Computer" window by saying one of the drives was a USB storage device, and this was with the phone still turned-off...
I then turned the phone on, and waited for the boot process to complete. When it reached the "USB Drive" or "Charge Only" questions, I tried the "Square key + Sym + U" suggestion. It took about 3 times for it to respond, and it did so by opening a web browser and putting "u"s in the URL/search field. But that's it--didn't go into USB mode as hoped. Around the same time, my netbook decided that there wasn't anything on the other end of the cable and deleted the "USB Storage Device" icon from the "My Computer".
So I thought I'd try pulling the battery and starting-up the phone before connecting to netbook. During the boot-up process, the phone stopped and said this phone no longer had a Palm Profile associated and asked two new questions: "Just Reset" or "Erase All Data". I guess that Palm finally caught-on to the fact that I had deactivated that phone and reactivated a new one a couple days ago?
I thought that if "Square key + Sym + U" was a shortcut, then "Square key + Sym + R" might just work for "Reset". When I tried it, apparently it worked, because it went back to a black screen and starting the glowing "PALM" boot-up sequence. However, it went right back to the same screen saying this phone no longer had a Palm Profile associated with it and did I want to "Just Reset" or "Erase All Data"-- stuck in a loop... I tried a couple more times to be sure.
Seems more likely now that brain surgery will be needed...
BTW, I also noticed that besides the photos and My DataBank info not being transferred from my Palm Profile to my new phone, none of my Microsoft Doc or PDF files transferred either. Just a heads-up to those of you who might have info like that on their phone that you wouldn't want to lose.