How about that Episode III, eh? Okay, enough movie talk for now. You guys are very resourceful, so I am asking you for help.

The Problem: I have a Sony Clie PEG-NX60/U pda. About six months ago, my computer at work was wiped out and I lost my palm desktop and backup information. I tried to find my original installation disk, but despite turning my house inside out and backwards, I have not been successful. Without that installation disk, none of my information is hot-synced and backed up. My job depends upon me using that information and if anything happens to my pda (like this morning’s “Fatal Error” scare, which fortunately didn’t delete anything) I will flip out Jerry Maquire style and lose it.

The Trial: I have attempted to install my employer’s version of Palm Desktop, but it requires the Sony Clie Drivers which are conveniently absent from Sony’s site. I also tried to install the software from other Sony Clie models and from downloaded versions, but that didn’t work either. Sony’s help line costs $15 just to speak to a person, so I’d rather not go that route.

The Mission: The mission will be completed when the palm desktop software on my work computer is able to sync with my pda and backup is accomplished.

The Method: Possible solutions to this dilemma include but are not limited to:

  • Mailing me an original Sony Clie PEG-NX60/U CD
  • Mailing me a burned but fully functional copy of the aforementioned CD
  • E-mailing or otherwise hooking me up electronically with the drivers or CD.
  • Showing up in a highly modified DeLorian and taking me back to when I purchased the PDA; making me put the disk in a safe and memorable place.

The Reward: The (first) person who is able to complete this mission and assist me will be handsomely rewarded with a T-shirt from the Theater Hopper store and a star on the TH Walk of Fame. Please email me if you are interested in helping me. I don’t want to receive 10 disks in the mail and be expected to buy you each a shirt. Email me at if you think you can help. Please include something about a mission in the message title so I know you are not an evil spammer.

Help me Theater Hoppers, you are my only hope.