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Old unit not powering on

I have a 4 year old X5 that I've been using on and off, and lately have been using heavily. All of a sudden, it's stopped powering up. I thought it was just a dead battery so I charged it (and the orange light came on, and eventually the green light just like always). Still no luck in getting it to power up, even with the thing plugged directly into the wall. Is it that the main battery finally crapped out on me, or might it be something more serious? (everything on it is original hardware, including the battery) Thanks in advance!

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Re: Old unit not powering on

Hold down the power button and push the reset button. Then select the corresponding cancel button (unless you want to loose everything. If that doesn't work, pull the battery and the backup battery. You will loose everything but it might bring it back to life.

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if u buy new battery for around 35$... its creepy thing that it again sucks within
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