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Lost data Backup battery went dead. When loaded the PDA into the cradle it rebooted as a new owner. Is there any way to get my old contact data back off of the unit..??

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If you had made a backup of your device then you can recover the list along with everything else you had stored in the backup. If you had been previously synced, MS Outlook will contain your contact list and all information as such will be restored onto your device. If you had added contacts after the last sync........ They will have to manually be reentered.

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