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Axim wont automatically shut off

I have the 400 mhz Axim. I have it set to shut off after 5 minutes of inactivity. If activesync is running and my Axim is in the cradle will it shut off after 5 minutes?

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Re: Axim wont automatically shut off

ActiveSync has a setting to synchronize periodically while connected. If the time between syncs is less than you timeout to shutdown, then the Axim may never shutdown. Try disabling the periodic sync and see if your Axim will turn off.

Posted on Sep 14, 2005

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Re: Axim wont automatically shut off

I would guess your light should dim after 5 minutes. But I bet your axim wont shut off for 2,3, or 4 hours. My battery is wonderful so I have it shutting off after 2 hours.

Posted on Sep 14, 2005

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