Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • PEG-S300

About this download

Benefits and improvements

The USB Switcher is the program which is installed on your computer that enables HotSync to use the USB port to synchronize with the CLIÉ device.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Palm OS® Software 3.5.x

File Info

File Name


File Version

  • 1.1

File Size

  • 0.69 MB

Release Date

  • 08-01-2003

Before You Start

Important Notes
  • The Palm Desktop for Sony software must be already installed on the computer.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding. The Windows Taskbar should be clear of applications, including HotSync Manager and the SonyPDA USB Switcher, before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install

Download and Installation Instructions
  1. Download the USBSW11.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Check the task bar located at the lower-right of the Windows desktop, and confirm that neither the HotSync Manager icon (looks like red and blue arrows in a circle), nor the SonyPDA USB Switch icon (looks like a mini CLIÉ with red and blue arrows laying across it) are displayed. If either of these icons are listed, right-click on it and then from the menu click "Exit."
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the USBSW11.EXE file to begin the installation.
  4. At the "SonyPDA USB Switcher License Agreement" screen, read the License Agreement, and then click the "I Agree" button to continue.
    NOTE: If a "Question" box appears prompting to close some programs, click "Yes" to close the applications.
  5. At the "Welcome" screen, click the Next button.
    NOTE: If a "USB switcher" box appears that contains some strange characters, click OK to close it, and then return to step 4 above and resume the installation from there.
  6. At the "Setup Complete" box, click Finish.
Confirm a Successful Installation
Please follow the steps below to verify that the Sony PDA USB Switcher update was successfully installed.
  1. In the taskbar located at the botton-right of the Windows desktop, right-click the SonyPDA USB Switcher icon (looks like a mini CLIÉ with red and blue arrows laying across it).
  2. From the menu, click "About."
  3. At the "About SonyPDA USB Switcher" box, the version listed should be Ver.1.1.
  4. Click OK to close the box.
    NOTE: If the version number listed is not Ver.1.1, then please download and reinstall the update again.