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Battery latch Daily readouts that "the battery latch was opened...PDA in sleep mode" has rendered my 32 month old Axim X51v virtually useless. Gentle contact on the back or sides of the machine trigger this. Solutions gratefully received.

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  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem!

  • tnite02 Nov 13, 2008

    Same problem where do I find information on how to disable sensor?

  • tnite02 Nov 13, 2008

    I have same problem. How do I disable sensor? Where is that information?

  • 0Catalyst0 Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same problem. the closest i got to fixing it was taking the back off and putting a little tape on it to hold it down it lasted a little while but hardly a permanent fix.

  • lowkengonn May 14, 2009

    same problem. I cannot even now power on the PDA - rendering it useless. This message started to appear 6 months ago , but did not give much thought .Now power on button cannot even function , even after a reset

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This is my 1st posting on this forum although I've done a lot of reading regarding the battery cover I think this is the correct solation.

To everyone that's having problems with the back plate battery cover warning messages or problems not booting up on your Dell PDA, I think I've found the answer, I have 2 Dell's PDA's, 1 a X51v & the other a X50v, I was having problems with both of them (1 had battery cover warning messages & the other had a screen freezing) so I stripped the 2 of them down when I had both rear shells together I noticed that the small piece of sponge that Dell fit to the latching mechanism one was on the far right of the latching plate on one & the other was in the middle of the plate, I looked to see which shell belong to which PDA & the one I was having problem with battery cover warning messages the sponge far right, so I swapped the back shells around & booted it up BINGO!!!!! problem solved, I'm fairly sure the SPONGE SHOULD BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LATCH PLATE, if I'm right Dell engineers & executives should be shoot, such a simple fix why didn't they let owners know about this. This has got to be easier than trying to bridge the switch contacts or rip the switch off the board, give it a go guys, Please let me know if it works on your PDA. I will upload some photo should any of you guys need.

welshcob

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

Paper wedged in the sensor sometimes work. More extreme is 'surgically' removing the switch and connecting it up.... see aximsite.com for a guide.... otherwise take it to a technician.

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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This is my 1st posting on this forum although I've done a lot of reading regarding the battery cover I think this is the correct solution.

To everyone that's having problems with the back plate battery cover warning messages or problems not booting up on your Dell PDA, I think I've found the answer, I have 2 Dell's PDA's, 1 a X51v & the other a X50v, I was having problems with both of them (1 had battery cover warning messages & the other had a screen freezing) so I stripped the 2 of them down when I had both rear shells together I noticed that the small piece of sponge that Dell fit to the latching mechanism one was on the far right of the latching plate on one & the other was in the middle of the plate, I looked to see which shell belong to which PDA & the one I was having problem with battery cover warning messages the sponge far right, so I swapped the back shells around & booted it up BINGO!!!!! problem solved, I'm fairly sure the SPONGE SHOULD BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LATCH PLATE, if I'm right Dell engineers & executives should be shoot, such a simple fix why didn't they let owners know about this. This has got to be easier than trying to bridge the switch contacts or rip the switch off the board, give it a go guys, Please let me know if it works on your PDA. I will upload some photo should any of you guys need.

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I'll go post my own problem now.

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Here are some photo's of the before & after showing where the sponge will be when your Dell PDA is faulty (not booting up or battery latch warning messages & where it needs to be repositioned to, the photo's should be self explanatory, I used some double sided tape to refix the sponge but super glue might work but don't blame me if it runs into the latch mechanize & gluing it up for ever, this does really work & better than messing about with the PCB. I have posted more details on this forum just search for the title ""Why do I get a battery latch open warning Axim x51v"

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