Question about Dell Axim X51v Pocket PC
Help, guidance needed. My X51v had hassles with
the battery latch lock and having read the blogs decided to open the case. I
found the relative micro switch and snipped off the protruding plastic rocker part.
I super glued the switch in the locked position and dropped a dab of two pack
super epoxy in the recess of the switch (for permanence). I
then turned the X51v upside down for the bond to cure. When fully cured I filed
the epoxy so that the plastic slider lock rides over the reduced height of the
micro switch. OK , reassemble the Axim, no hassles and turn it on…..this is
where I start to lose it. On the screen is ‘SD Image Update A10_G3’……followed
by ‘Update Failed’………Whooooa – wasn’t expecting that. I had expected a normal
start and all would be sweet…….wrong! Now I quickly read a lot of tech stuff on
the ‘AximSite’ and HTCGeeks’ sites, Eventually I downloaded a selection of
ROM’s and sequentially tried them in an attempt to wake up my apparently dead
X51v. I won’t itemize them but got three different results, ie (1.) ‘Reading SD
card’ the bar slider froze at the halfway mark. (2.) ‘No Stable Image Found’
followed by ‘Update failed’ – ‘Image Updating Failed please try again’. (3.)
This one goes all the way, as follows. ‘Image Updating’ > ‘reading SD card’
> ‘writing flash’ > ‘RAM checksum:0xBCF3A4F4 / CRC checksum:0xBCF3A4F4’
> ‘update completed’ > ‘image update finished please press power + reset
to do hard reset manually’. – I do this
and get a blank screen, I then do a soft reset and get nothing Axim appears
dead……..Apologies for the length of this help request, but any help would be very
gratefully received from this seriously p….d off Brit geezer. (Prior to me
molesting the machines internals, it worked perfectly; it’s about 2 years old).
Afterthought’s; I’m guessing, but does the Ax need a resident operating system
in place before the ROM can be updated. If my Ax lost it’s operating system
when I opened the case (didn’t heavy hand anything – honest) there would be no
resident O/S for me to update & is that why the ROM’s that completed the
flash procedure didn’t work ??? - Do I
now assume my Ax is in the same state of health as a certain Norwegian Blue ??
Here is an example of what you did wrong
if the on button of a pc is faulty and stays in the on position rather that clicking back to the rest position , the pc will start then shut down as it you pressed and held the on button on
but fixing the micro switch in the on position you are turning it on then turning it off
best fix will be to get a new microswitch and realize that it is designed to do something and is not meant to be stuck up or modified
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: dell axim 51v
I have the same problem. Its from an over sensitive switch. You arent actually opening the battery case you are pressing against it. This triggers the switch and makes it think you are taking the battery latch off. I haven't actually tried it but you could open up the Axim and cut the cable going to that sensor/switch?
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
SOURCE: reset button won't work
to wlumbria... hey listenup... if ur connecting ur pocket pc to the cradle it is not only used for the flow of data bt it also charges ur pocket pc... bt the chargin is quite slow it will keep on showing the red lite as compare to an charger it will charge fast and the red lite will turn green... so wht i suggest charge it with a charger not with a cradel if stil it doesnt wrk try changing the battery...!!!
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
I'm starting the same thing myself. It looks complicated unless you do
a lot of Pocket PC stuff. I've done a fair amount myself, but this is
my 1st foray into the "cooked" ROM arena. Looks like Lenny's L14 is the
best, it's wm6.5 for some technical reason I believe. MobilitySite.com
has been an outstanding source of info for many of my undertakings
& issues! AximSite Forum 1
Forum 2 has been rolled into MobilitySite and it was great too. Below are a few of the links I've been referring to.
Be AAAAAABSOLUTELY sure to backup your data!!! SPB backup has been great for our brood - it even lets you go cross device which you'll esentially be doing. Backup to a BLANK formatted SD card! The B/U is self extracting and very configurable both in and out. I lost a serious amount of stuff (life) when I restored & ActiveStink tried to sync my card with an empty database! My fault I'm sure, but still reeeeealy hurts. :(
Scared?? You should be, that shows you've got some common sense. Aside from data loss, you can brick your x51v if something goes wrong. That costs a bit to fix, I guess they have to physically go in and re-flash the ROM. Never tried it personally... ;)
As my good friend Miguel used to say, "GOO' LUCK FELLA!"
Downloads (use Mega, it's faster than Rapid for me)
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
There is a sensor on the latch that detects when it has opened. Over time, the sensor wears down. You can put a dab of glue on it (so that the button presses down even further) or fold a tiny piece of paper onto it. You can find the sensor right above where the latch is, after you've opened the back cover.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
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:
To do a hard reset:
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
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