I am in sync hell right now.
I use a motorola droid for a phone so I use google contacts.
I have a 3G iPad which I have been syncing via USB (to my iMac) until....
I got a MobileMe account today and have been messing with the sync in there.
I've got my contacts all messed up now. The main mistake I made was to sync my Google contacts to my iPad. It caused about 200 duplicates. I manually fixed all of my Google contacts, so that is done.
My iPad still has a ton of duplicates. Here's the question. In iTunes>iPad>Info tab , under the Advanced section at the bottom there is the "Replace information on this iPad:" option. I tried selecting contacts so that I could just overwrite all of the contacts on the iPad with the contacts from my Address Book on my iMac....but it won't work......why? The point of this feature is to delete existing contacts and start fresh , right? Am I missing something?
I have a feeling that I just need to suck it up and manually edit all of this. Oh well, I have a head cold right now so at least I will have something to do while lying in bed.
Moral of the story might be: don't sync Google contacts !!!!