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One day for no reason- there is nothing there. I have it in it's cradle and it is as though it is on Mars and I am on Earth. There is NO-ONE home. It will not do anything- turn on for a menu- let me send anything- blank. It is confusing because I don't abuse or throw my equipment around and then- I have a PDA sitting there and acting like I am not there. Help me, please.

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Unfortunately, from your description it would appear that your unit may have corrupt flash memory. I would recommend either purchasing a new one, or you may be able to find a used one on ebay (not to mention sell your old one on ebay as well). Hope that helps. Best regards.

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