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Why does my axim power on by itself?

I don't have any alerts or alarm set. It would just be sitting there without the cable/cradle and just power on after awhile. Is it hunted? But seriously, I noticed that this happens after I undock it. My process is 1. power off axim, 2. remove from craddle. One thing I notice is that activesync is still resident on the axim. Could this be the cause? I force it to shut down but usually get the error that activesync is not responding.

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If you turn off your device to quickly after it was connected to your computer it will turn back on. You can fix this by simpley waiting a couple of second after you remove your device from the cradle/cable and then turning it off. AS on your device needs a second to see that the connection was lost.

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I think if you turn it off before taking it out of the cradle it's still working on the countdown for "synchronize every X minutes", and has to turn itself back on to tell that it's no longer in the cradle. Try opening ActiveSync, select Options, go to the Schedule tab, and uncheck the top option to sync every X minutes. Then you'll have to manually sync, but I think that'll keep it from turning back on...

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I've noticed that mine will power itself on as well. But is usually goes like this... 1. Sync with computer 2. Unplug cable 3. Turn off Axim 4. ~1min later...Axim is on and at the password screen

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Does not recognize my connection for active sync


Dell made an entry into the market of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) with Axim X5. The Dell Axim comprises of families of X5, X3, X30, X50 and X51. The Dell Axim PDA can be connected to the computer either by using a cradle or a sync cable. The sync cable connects the device to the computer directly. Here are the steps for connecting a Dell Axim to a computer using a sync cable.
  1. p 1 The Microsoft ActiveSync software must be installed in order to connect the PDA to the computer. This software is found in the Dell Axim Pocket PCmag-glass_10x10.gif Companion CD.
  2. Step 2 The Axim X51 PDA has a 36-pin connector, while the X3 has a 22-pin docking connector.
  3. Step 3 Connect the USB connector found at the end of the sync cable to the computer.
  4. Step 4 Check the PDA. If the PDA is not properly cabled to the computer, you will get the following message: “Connect your device to a computer using a sync cable or cradle before running the system update. Ensure that ActiveSync is installed on the computer and that the ActiveSync connection is successful.”
  5. Step 5 Ensure that the Dell logo faces upward.
  6. Step 6 Use the sync cable to set up a partnership, which can be done multiple times when you sign in as a guest.

Nov 14, 2009 | Dell Axim X3 Pocket PC

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Dell Axim X50 PDA won't turn on


try a hard reset

Dell Axim x50 / x50v / x51 / x51v:

Make sure the device is on before performing hard reset. To hard reset, press and hold the power button and press in on the reset button (reset hole) on the back of the unit for about 2-3 seconds. Release both buttons and you will see a confirmation screen asking you if you would like to clear all data in memory. To do so press the Contacts button. To cancel press the Mail button.

IT may be that the mainboard is faulty and would need to be replaced.

Aug 03, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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How to connect Dell Axim X51 with the desktop computer


You need the cradle or the usb cable for the axim and get Active Sync 4 installed on the computer.

Jun 16, 2009 | Dell Axim X51v Pocket PC

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Loose sync port connector of dell axim x50's cradle and it wont connect anymore in my PC


It's not the cradle that's the problem. The problem is internal... a short in the **** poor wiring creating a short circuit. The internal wires need to be re-soldered.
Dell ditched the PDA line because it could not support it's JUNK. These PDAs were designed to break.

Jan 09, 2009 | Dell Axim X50v Pocket PC

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Dell Axim Powering on Issues


This happens to me all of the time now when I charge my axim on the cradle. I press reset and power on button at the same time and the cancel when it asks if I want to delete memory. You'll have to reset the time then.

Jan 13, 2008 | Dell Axim X50v Pocket PC

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Axim X50 locked up during boot up process


May have to do a factory reset on your device.

Nov 02, 2017 | Dell Axim X50 Pocket PC

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AXIM Disconnecting


Go to Start Settings System Power Control Uncheck (On external power) or set it to what ever mins you want

Sep 14, 2005 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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Is it a problem with Axim -- automatical reset !


There are two different power conservation options that you want to look at. The first is in Settings -> Backlight and can control having the backlight turn off if the device isn't in use. The second is in Settings -> Power which has a setting to turn off the device after x minutes. That could be on, and that is what you are seeing. If the device is actually resetting itself (all running applications close), then you could have a bigger problem and you should contact Dell support.

Sep 13, 2005 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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Help active sync will stay in limbo attempting to connect to cradled axim


Does your system detect the handheld? After you connect the cradle or cable to the computer, then you should be prompted to install drivers for the handheld. Make sure that Dell Pocket PC appears in the Device Manager.

Sep 13, 2005 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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USB Sync Cable


I dont' think so. No other PDA does - it would be quite a drain on the USB port. It isn't like powering the tiny LED in an optical mouse.

Sep 13, 2005 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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