I owe you an enormous apology for not getting back to you sooner…your post slipped through a cyber crack!
Very glad you enjoyed our afternoon in Old Lyme. Now in reading your e-mail, I am wide eyed. You opened up the back of your Palm PDA (personal digital assitant for anyone else reading this who isn't familiar) and SNIPPED THE WIRES AND SOLDERED IT! You are a much braver person than I.
My suggestion is that you start with calling Palm tech support 1-408-617-7000. They are VERY helpful and clear on the phone. Unfortunately, you may discover that some things that you hope to do are not possible, but they will be able to let you know.
Now…when you are on the phone with them you will NOT tell them what you did with the wire cutters and the solderer. Repeat…you will NOT tell them. That may disqualify you for technical support.
Let me know if they are able to help. Good Luck!