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Align screen loop?

I just got my Axim X5 and I can't even get past the "Align Screen" screen to set up the unit. After I tap the tatgets into each corner, it goes back to center and seems to be in a loop and there's no way to get out of it. Any suggestions?

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Re: Align screen loop?

Look at this http://www.fixya.com/support/t132057-getting_past_align_screen

you basically need to get the wire to stop touching the home key, which can be accomplished (as described in the link) with either the quick fix method, wedging something in the bottom screen, or the better-long term method of opening the axim up and taping the part that has shorted.

best,
Greg

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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