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Infrared Beaming Problem

My wife has the 400MHz model Axim with 64MB RAM. When she tries to use the infrared to beam something to another Pocket PC,she gets a message that it is searching for the other device and eventually it times out without ever beaming. She's tested this with another Axim and an IPAQ. (In fact, the IPAQ locked up and she had to do a soft reset.) She did get it to beam successfully a to another Axim but only after trying multiple times and slowly decreasing the distance between the devices down to about 4 inches. The results are the same even if the beaming is initiated from the other Axim, so this would seem to rule out the problem being with just her Axim. Anyone else having similar problems?

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Problem my wife is having is beaming from one Axim X5 400MHz Pocket PC to another. Exact same hardware. She's having intermittent success with most attempts timing out or failing. Anyone else had trouble beaming to another like device? I don't hold out much hope from Palm to Axim transfers - don't even really need that - but I would think that from one Pocket PC 2002 device to another should be a cinch....

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My Axim is behaving the same way. I find that if I try to transfer something from my Palm IIIc to my Axim via infrared, it rarely sends the data immediately, and it often times out. I have found that I can often get it to work if I request the transfer on the Palm and then "stimulate" the Axim via tapping a menu selection or by momentarily blocking the view between the devices.

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