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Psion 5Mx I have not used my Psion 5Mx for about 7 years,,but i changed the batteries regularly, 4 times a year the back up and the main batteries. Last week i restarted using the 5MX ,everything works fine except the  TOUCH SCREEN, it does not respond at all.Moreover the calculator is missing from the 5MX desktop,as well as the games and the World Map i have been using psion products for over 25 years.love my 5MX.                        Salih                       drsabaaith@mac.com

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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.

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