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  1. neocipriano

    neocipriano New Member
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    I have a Mac Book Pro (Dual Intel) and I have tired all the sync options. Regardless of what I choose I can't consistently keep it connected.
    I have even used the debugging feature on the phone and this seamed to work, but it seams the problem has come back where it intermittently disconnects.

    Does anyone else have a Mac & the Evo? If so what's your experience with it connecting?

    T.I.A.
     

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  2. EarlyMon

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    It's rock solid.

    Do you have by any chance any task killer or soft reboot app that's killing off the PC Synchronization process?

    Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications -> Running (tab), look to ensure it's in that list.

    If it's not that, you might try a different usb cable - and report back on well the cable seems to be mating to the socket. Some users report units have had a quality control issue with those not being 100% right.

    But Evo <-> Mac? Rock solid.
     
  3. Liebertron

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    Evo to Macbook Pro, solid too
     
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    You are correct. But there are other ways to sync the evo with a mac other than HTC Sync.

    I use double twist to sync all of my itunes music/media and gmail to sync all of my contacts. iphoto also syncs well with it.
     
  6. EarlyMon

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    Nooo. Yes to what you're saying, but to what I'd said - noooo.

    The PC Synchronization process - on the _phone_ - is basically a usb probe tied to the mount daemon (or Android's equivalent).

    It's name has you confused with HTC Sync.

    The two are not the same and I was referring only to the former.

    Without PC Synchronization running reliably, the SD card will not appear as a mountable usb drive to _any_ operating system.

    I've provided this warning as my first response to the question because I've learned that people are killing that process, either confusing it with a PC or with HTC Sync.

    Hope that helps.
     
  7. kingdomassassi

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    Try this: make sure your Mac is plugged into a power source. For some reason, that's what my problem was. Now I'm rock solid.
     
  8. gregs887

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    I was constantly having the same problem with mine. I had the phone replaced for an unrelated issue and now it connects instantly every time. Maybe it is a problem with your phones usb port?
     
  9. peeachediva

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    CONNECTING EVO to MACBOOK AIR. Hi, for the longest time I was unable to see the icon for the HTC Evo on my Macbook air to download pictures. I finally went to someone at MICROCENTER, and they told me to go to Finder>Preferences, and click on what I want displayed on my desktop. External drives, external disks etc are listed. CHeck on the one that would fit ( since you are going through the USB you click external drive and you got it!!! I have been trying for DAYS!! THe answer is in the finder.
     
  10. peeachediva

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    Go to Finder>preferences>click on 'external disks' where it asks what items you want to show on your desktop, and the ICON of the EVO will appear on your desktop- then you are on your way. A person from MICRO center shared this wonderful information with me. LOOOOOOOVE my Evo, LOOOOOVE my Macbook Air.
     
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