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TX in a crash, reboot, crash cycle since I deleted contacts file

I tried to swap out my contacts file on my TX with the file from my T3. Same name, must be same file, right? No. TX is now in a constant reboot, crash, reboot mode. W/o breaking it apart and taking the battery out of it, is there any way to replace the TX contacts file (which I deleted) with a new one? I used FileX to do this big mistake.

I'm hoping someone can tell me how to reboot the TX and not have it load the contacts module - is that possible? If Palm can fix it, should I send it to them?
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