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Axim after a hard reset!

I have done a hard reset on my axim last night, because the tech. guy was convinced that it would solve the d-pad problem that I had with the unit... Well to make a long story short, after the hard reset I lost all data, and I put the axim in the cradle and it sync-ed but I had to create a new name for it, and it never brough the software that I had originally installed on the unit back... is that common and everytime we'll do a hard reset on it, will we have to re-install all the software and assing a new name to the unit, if so than it is ridiculous!!! -Also, has anyone come across a way to sync the axim with outlook express, I like it far better than outlook!??? -And are your axims staying on even though in the power settings you have assigned them to shut down while powered externally after so many minutes??? Mine is set to shut off after 3 and its been now 40 and its still on!!!

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You can also use Data Backup to restore your axim to the settings that preceded the hard reset. I recommend backing up daily to a storage card. To do this, pda must be in charger: Press Start choose data back up choose back up all data (you can also just back up pim data) select storage card name the back up file when prompted hit okay That will back everything up for you. To restore, press start, choose restore, and specify which backup file you want to restore. (You can press Start and Explore if you aren't sure-- the files will be listed.)

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I have done a lot of hard resets (of non-Axim products) lately, and have found you can get your devices name as well as software back rather quickly. After the hard reset, you want to delete the partnership in activesync. Then if you rename (or leave) the devices name, it will "let you" continue to use that name. Also, Add/Remove programs in ActiveSync should still have all the programs you installed from the desktop listed in it. For the most part, just check which you want to install, click OK, and they will all be installed at once. You should also be able to resync all your contact data from Outlook again without problem.

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Through ActiveSync on your PC you can do a backup of your Axim to your PC. If you do a complete backup, then you should be able to use ActiveSync to restore your system back to the way it was. This is not an automatic, or default setting for ActiveSync, but it is feature that is available.

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Well to make a long story short, after the hard reset I lost all data, and I put the axim in the cradle and it sync-ed but I had to create a new name for it, and it never brough the software that I had originally installed on the unit back... is that common and everytime we'll do a hard reset on it, will we have to re-install all the software and assing a new name to the unit, if so than it is ridiculous!!!

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I forgot my password


Hi, Once you forget the Password, your only option is to perform a Hard Reset on the device and reset back to Factory defaults. You data will be lost, as this is in place to protect you in case the device has been lost or stolen. If you have backups, or sync the device with Outlook, you can run a restore or re-sync the device to populate the data back into your device. To do a hard reset:
  1. Press the Power button to turn the Axim unit On.
  2. Press and hold the Power button down while using the Axim stylus to press the Reset button at the same time.
  3. Release the Power button and the Reset button. The To clear all data in the memory screen appears.
  4. Press the Contacts button on the Axim to delete all of the data in the memory of the Axim handheld.
  5. Press the Mail button on the Axim to cancel the operation without losing data.
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You might need to hard reset it or update your Dell Axim x50

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Dell Axim x51 v


Once you forget the Password, your only option is to perform a Hard Reset on the device and reset back to Factory defaults. You data will be lost, as this is in place to protect you in case the device has been lost or stolen. If you have backups, or sync the device with Outlook, you can run a restore or re-sync the device to populate the data back into your device.

Hard Reset
NOTICE: When you do a hard reset, you lose all the data stored in your device
Flash memory, and any programs that you installed on your device.
Do a hard reset if:
  • You want to restore the device to factory default settings.
  • You forget your password and need to reset it.
  • Your device is experiencing severe operational problems and you have already attempted a soft reset.
NOTICE: It is strongly recommended that you back up your data before you do a hard reset.

To do a hard reset:
  1. Press the Power button to turn the Axim unit On.
  2. Press and hold the Power button down while using the Axim stylus to press the Reset button at the same time.
  3. Release the Power button and the Reset button. The To clear all data in the memory screen appears.
  4. Press the Contacts button on the Axim to delete all of the data in the memory of the Axim handheld.
  5. Press the Mail button on the Axim to cancel the operation without losing data.

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Sep 13, 2009 | Dell Axim X51v Pocket PC

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I have a dell axim x51v I made a password change and entere it into a digital rape recorder the recorder died on me and I do not remember the password as it happened 2 day after de change my cuestion is...


Once you forget the Password, your only option is to perform a Hard Reset on the device and reset back to Factory defaults. You data will be lost, as this is in place to protect you in case the device has been lost or stolen. If you have backups, or sync the device with Outlook, you can run a restore or re-sync the device to populate the data back into your device.

Hard Reset:

NOTICE: When you do a hard reset, you lose all the data stored in your device
Flash memory, and any programs that you installed on your device.
Do a hard reset if:
  • You want to restore the device to factory default settings.
  • You forget your password and need to reset it.
  • Your device is experiencing severe operational problems and you have already attempted a soft reset.
NOTICE: It is strongly recommended that you back up your data before you do a hard reset.

To do a hard reset:
  1. Press the Power button to turn the Axim unit On.
  2. Press and hold the Power button down while using the Axim stylus to press the Reset button at the same time.
  3. Release the Power button and the Reset button. The To clear all data in the memory screen appears.
  4. Press the Contacts button on the Axim to delete all of the data in the memory of the Axim handheld.
  5. Press the Mail button on the Axim to cancel the operation without losing data.

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I have an Axim x30 and I am in the process of flashing the bios. Everything went well until it started to copy the new bios to the device. The message came up "lost usb data stream". Now there is no usb...


Hi,

May i direct you to this site : http://www.pocketpccentral.net/help/dellx3reset.htm

It shows how to soft reset and hard reset your Axim. I believe that after a hard reset your axim shall sync and you should try updating the rom again.

I take it you were using a rom update from Dell?

Best Wishes

Karlos

Jun 28, 2009 | Dell Axim X30 Pocket PC

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MY DELL AXIM X30 WILL NOT TURN ON


My Axim X30 would not turn on using battery power but would turn on when connected through charger adapter.
Solution:
1. Connect AC adapter directly to the charger adapter and then to the Axim X30 and to the electrical outlet.
2. Charge battery until power button is solid green.
3. Press the power button to power on.
4. Remove cable from cable connector leaving the cable connector connected to the Axim X30. The Axim X30 will remain powered on.
5. Turn the Axim X30 off.
6. Turned the Axim X30 on using battery power.
7. Remove cable connector from Axim X30.

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Set password on my dell axim X51v pocket pc and forgot it


Once you forget the Password, your only option is to perform a Hard Reset on the device and reset back to Factory defaults. You data will be lost, as this is in place to protect you in case the device has been lost or stolen. If you have backups, or sync the device with Outlook, you can run a restore or re-sync the device to populate the data back into your device.

Hard Reset -

NOTICE: When you do a hard reset, you lose all the data stored in your device
Flash memory, and any programs that you installed on your device.
Do a hard reset if:
  • You want to restore the device to factory default settings.
  • You forget your password and need to reset it.
  • Your device is experiencing severe operational problems and you have already attempted a soft reset.
NOTICE: It is strongly recommended that you back up your data before you do a hard reset.

To do a hard reset:
  1. Press the Power button to turn the Axim unit On.
  2. Press and hold the Power button down while using the Axim stylus to press the Reset button at the same time.
  3. Release the Power button and the Reset button. The To clear all data in the memory screen appears.
  4. Press the Contacts button on the Axim to delete all of the data in the memory of the Axim handheld.
  5. Press the Mail button on the Axim to cancel the operation without losing data.

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