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PDA will not turn on

Hi Over the weekend one of my handheld units (Dell Axim 5)was dropped and now it will not turn on. Please advice.

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Re: PDA will not turn on

If it isn't completely broken, I would recommend a few things:
1.hold down the power button, and push reset. It will ask you if you want to wipe the contents of your device. Push the button to cancel.
2.Pull the main battery and the backup battery. This will wipe everything on your device but it may get it up and running again.

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