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Just reset to turn on

I have a dell axim 3. Since almost new, the only way to turn the unit on was pressing any buttoms like calendar, home, contacts, but no with the on proncipal buttom. To turn it off, I have to turn it off by itself. Now since one week ago, the only way to turn the unit on is using the reset bottoms on the back. Also I notice that know the clock is not working. What can I do?

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Re: Just reset to turn on

It looks like the power button isn't working (not to be smart or anything). There is a setting to allow the device to power on if you push a button. You can always try opening it up and seeing if there is any corrosion on the power button or maybe a cold solder joint.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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I forgot my password

Hi, 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. To do a hard reset:
  1. Press the Power button to turn the Axim unit On.
  2. Press and hold the Power button down while using the Axim stylus to press the Reset button at the same time.
  3. Release the Power button and the Reset button. The To clear all data in the memory screen appears.
  4. Press the Contacts button on the Axim to delete all of the data in the memory of the Axim handheld.
  5. Press the Mail button on the Axim to cancel the operation without losing data.

Dec 23, 2010 | Dell Axim X51v Pocket PC

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Dell Axim x50

unplug the unit from the cahrger, to remove the battery then put it back in, and then try to turn it on. this is just a work around.

Aug 14, 2008 | Dell Axim X50v Pocket PC

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Dell Axim X50 PDA won't turn on

try a hard reset

Dell Axim x50 / x50v / x51 / x51v:

Make sure the device is on before performing hard reset. To hard reset, press and hold the power button and press in on the reset button (reset hole) on the back of the unit for about 2-3 seconds. Release both buttons and you will see a confirmation screen asking you if you would like to clear all data in memory. To do so press the Contacts button. To cancel press the Mail button.

IT may be that the mainboard is faulty and would need to be replaced.

Aug 03, 2008 | PDAs

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My Axim X30 would not turn on using battery power but would turn on when connected through charger adapter.
1. Connect AC adapter directly to the charger adapter and then to the Axim X30 and to the electrical outlet.
2. Charge battery until power button is solid green.
3. Press the power button to power on.
4. Remove cable from cable connector leaving the cable connector connected to the Axim X30. The Axim X30 will remain powered on.
5. Turn the Axim X30 off.
6. Turned the Axim X30 on using battery power.
7. Remove cable connector from Axim X30.

Apr 07, 2009 | Dell Axim X30 Pocket PC

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I have a Dell Axim x5 ith Pocket PC 2002(I know, I know) just want to get this serviceable for my wife to use as a planner. Problem is the active synch 4.5 won't synch the calendar and contacts any ideas?

You must be using Outlook 2000. Outlook express will not work.
Select the "options" button on Activesync and verify that the items you wish to sync are checked.

Nov 26, 2008 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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Touch screen not responding correctly

The Axim touch screen is extremely sensitive to the placement of the protecting plastic sheet. Check that the the plastic sheet is oriented correctly - the small bended corners must bend downwards. If that wasn't the problem then remove the protection sheet and pick gently directly on the screen with the stylus to see if you get a response. Most often this is due to a problem with the screen protecting plastic sheet.

Aug 08, 2008 | Dell Axim X51v Pocket PC

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Forgot password

There is only one way that I know of from DELL and is performing a "Hard Reset". You will loose all your loaded programs and data loaded in Flash memory in the process:
1. With the Axim turned ON, press the Reset button until it clicks and hold it, then
2. Press the Power button, then
3. Release the Reset button, then
4. Release the Power button.
When you see the prompt on the screen, press the "Contacts" button to reset the Axim to factory defaults. You can also choose to press the "Mail" button if you need to cancel the reset process. :)

Jan 18, 2008 | Dell Axim X51v Pocket PC

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Sync problem

I assume you use activesync. Check in the options that it is set to synchronise this data. if you have already done this try reinstalling activesync or installing the newest version, 4.0.

Sep 15, 2005 | Dell Axim X3 Pocket PC

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Sync problem

I am assuming you use activesync. Check in the options that it is set to synchronise this data. If you have already done this try reinstalling activesync or installing the newest version, 4.0.

Sep 15, 2005 | Dell Axim X3 Pocket PC

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Can Axim import Palm data?

Yes, Palm data like calendars and contacts can be transfered various ways including through Outlook or via infrared.

Sep 13, 2005 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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