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I'm looking for psion 5mx circuit diagrams - do you know if they are available anywhere?

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  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    A block diagram would be great - I haven't managed to find anything yet. I'm considering putting linux onto mine and accessing the hardware directly.

  • John LeFebvre May 11, 2010

    There are a few block diagrams around on the net that I have seen, but no detailed circuit diagrams - these would be considered Psion's intellectual property.

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SOURCE: Psion 5Mx

Only suggestion here is to try a cold reset. Make sure you have an up-to-date backup. Take all the batteries out and leave for a couple of hours. Re-install batteries and check the Psion. If all looks good, do a restore. If things look bad again, your system was corrupted so reset again but do not do a restore. You will then have to trial-and-error reloading parts of the backup.

I would suggest re-installing any third party software from scratch.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: I am trying to obtain a Manual for t5he Psion Series 5mx.

try downloading from link below--
http://www.garethjmsaunders.co.uk/psion/downloads.html

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Tranfer data from a Psion 5mx to an iMac by infrared

Will take this up with Apple. Thanks RH

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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Will take this up with Apple. Thanks RH

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