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Dell axim x5 back-up battery

This is a replacement for an Axim that would hang up more and more frequently until it didn't work at all. This ones back up battery has gone bad more and more frequently until now the battery will go to 0% and not charge up in a week or two and I lost all my info. Is this a known issue and what would probably be the solution and cost. Or is this just a crappy model that is always going to have something wrong with it. Bob Thornton

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Re: dell axim x5 back-up battery

The Dell Axim x5 does not recharge the backup battery, only the primary battery. The backup battery can be replaced and purchased at any Walmart store for about $5.

Posted on Mar 10, 2007

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Re: dell axim x5 back-up battery

It is a knows issue for the backup battery not to take charge once they reache 0%. The backup battery is a pretty crappy NiCD cell. As the job it is supposed to do is pretty important I recomand to have it changed. For most PDA's this is a standard 3V battery. You should have your pda dissasembled and either have the battery manually charged (to see if the PDA can handle it later) or simply have it changed. This shouldn't be an expensive repair. For more info, feel free to reply. Good luck.

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Re: dell axim x5 back-up battery

I tested this camera for a client. I didn’t have the light running for more than 15 minutes. The battery lasted approximately 6 hours before recharging. The LCD, however, had a few dead pixels - never saw this before. Tried returning for exchange and had to put up quite a fight. Anyone else seen this?

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Dell Axim X5 Backup battery

CR2032 battery. Backup your information first.

Jan 03, 2010 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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We have a Dell Axim X5 that we are trying to connect to a PC. Have obtained a USB data/power sync cable, the Dell appears to charge from this cable however, ActiveSync on the source PC doesn't recognise...

I use AS 4.1. I think the Axim will use up to AS 4.5. I had no problems with sync until SP3 came out. Now I must resart the computer with the Axim connected to sync. If the computer goes into suspend it will no longer connect until restarted.

Attempt a restart with it connected.

I have known others with no ability to get the Axim and other devices to be recognized. Unaware of a solution in that case.

Jul 13, 2009 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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Backup battery discharging

hi thanks for using fixya!

You have to bring your Dell Axim X5 PPC to a service center, to check further the back up battery if needs to change it.

If you need further assistance, let me know.

May 28, 2009 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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Axim X5 just does not RESPOND!

I'm not sure but after that long, could it be the back up battery?

Jan 05, 2009 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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My Dell Axim X5 400MHz Pocket PC wont hold the charge

Some people have said that the original ppc2002 ROM has battery draining problems. If this is something new, perhaps it is a bad battery. Ebay for a new one.

If you think it might be a software problem and you have ppc2002-also known as Windows Mobile 2002, upgrade your Axim with the A04 ROM:

Other Axim stuff here (make sure to choose the correct operating system - ppc 2002 or ppc 2003):

May 05, 2008 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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Good Eevening :

You could get original disk from ebay at times but all you need is the Activesync that can be downloaded from Microsoft. Get Active sync 4.2. The newer ones do NOT work with the X5.

Good luck with the wireless card. The Axim does not play well with many of them. (sometimes works but mostly not) Try drivers from d Link and be sure to remove the old drivers first.

Dec 02, 2007 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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Wireless compact flash card installation on dell axim 5

Go to Wal Mart and buy a 1 gig SD card----- and then buy a AmbiCom 54G wireless CF card. Works perfectly in my X5.

Oct 30, 2007 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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Dell Axim X5 Screen Back Light Trouble

Holding down the record button on these units turns the backlight on and off, since this is hardware controlled you should try this first. If you've performed a hard reset and held down record then this is most likely a physical fault, check with Dell to find out your warranty status and find out about the availability of replacement parts.

Aug 28, 2007 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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Axim X5 power off when battery is at 70% remaining

Chances are there is a flash update on Dell's support site http:\\ that will take care of this issue. Direct link: Hope that helps! Best regards, torgo

Nov 13, 2006 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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