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Axim Record Button Does Not Work

I have had my Axim X5 for four days and find that the record hardware button will not activate recording when it is pressed. I first open a new note and then press the record icon to bring up the sound recording toolbar at the bottom of the screen. If I tap on the round record button with the stylus the Axim starts recording. Instead if I press and hold the record hardware button down for a few seconds, nothing happens. I hear the button click when I depress it and I keep it held down for a few seconds. I checked the button assignments and it is set for Record. When I change the assignment to launch a program such as Inbox or my calculator, then depressing the record hardware button launches the assigned application. My conclusion: the record hardware button is not mechanicaly defective. The unit is capable of recording and playing back sound. So why doesn't the record hardware button activate the recording function

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Try taking off the left black rubber stripping and see if the button underneath is lined up correctly. Perhaps take a look inside to see that all the contacts are good.

This site will help with how to take off rubber part and open the Axim: http://www.gethightech.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=GHT&Category_Code=_axim_takeapart

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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