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I'm getting a message - backup battery very low etc -

The power tab says external 90% and that the backup battery is "adnormal" The backup battery has failed. Where is the backup battery located and how do I change it?

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  • mikesaund631 Dec 08, 2008

    I have the same problem but have not had much success finding the battery, except for pdasmart.com that shows it as a "AX92 internal battery" that they sell for $20. They will replace the battery for you for $25. The battery itself should be a lot less expensive and I need a couple of them, so I plan to continue looking for another source.

  • peuter Jan 19, 2009

    Regarding this Axim X3 backup battery nightmares we have, I looked at the "Dell Axim X3 Take Apart Guide" and it is indeed a good start - thanks!


    I also looked at http://www.pdasmart.com/aximpartscenterx..., where one can order a battery for $20 USD or send it in for $5 USD on top of that (+SH naturally), but I don't want my "configured" PDA in someone else's hands.


    I also googled for "AX92" batteries, but seem to get taken to very obviously wring batteries (for sale).


    So, if anyone has resolved this, dump your noodle for the rest of us to benefit as well. I happen to know the Karma-gods are monitoring this posting, so your reward is guaranteed ;-)

  • sexyella Mar 19, 2009

    i charge the unit for almost 4 hours, but when i open the unit the battery back up will notify that is low, so i can only use my pc for only 10 minutes the longest.

  • Cateca Mar 23, 2009

    I had not used my Axim in a long time, and when i recently started, the first thing it said was that my backup battery was low. I made the false assumption my battery pack needed to be replaced and thus I bought a new external battery. This battery worked as well as my first! Upon investigation, I found the message that showed my "bac kup battery" had "failed". I dont' know where the backup battery is either, and whether it's something I can replace. If I had my instruction manual, I'd probably know this, but can someone clue me in please? Cate

  • mikesaund631 May 11, 2010

    Triston -noel there is a site that tells you how to open the X3 to get into the battery. The Dell Axiun X3 take apart guide is at (http://www.gethightech.com/Merchant2...=...)



    I hope this is some help.

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You can buy a Backup battery for the axim X3 series on Ebay for about 17.00 that includes shipping. best price Ive seen

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